Introduction to ANSYS Additive Prep


This course is designed to provide the knowledge about ANSYS Additive Prep product. Additive Prep is perfectly integrated in the ANSYS additive manufacturing simulation workflow. It comes right after the generation of the optimized part. The solution is integrated in the design tool ANSYS SpaceClaim Direct Modeler. 

The course focuses on how to use Additive Prep. It shows the workflow inside Additive Prep, from the part import to the export of build files containing all the necessary information for the printing machine and/or for the printing simulation. 

The course contains examples to develop your expertise in the product. 

In this course, you will learn how to find the optimized orientation to print a part. You will also be trained on how to automatically detect the regions which need support. The way to create and define the supports parameters are presented in the lecture file. You’ll also learn where to input the printing machine parameters for build file generation. Finally, the course presents the additive manufacturing simulation’s next step: export build file and use it in Workbench Additive or in Additive Print products. 

This course teaches you where to define the supports parameters, how to define the machine parameters. It requires that you already know which parameters you are going to use, which support shape you need. This usually is something that the experience will tell you.

Learning Outcome

On completion of this training course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the Additive workflow within ANSYS products

  • Choose the best part orientation for printing a part depending on the given priorities

  • Know precisely where print supports will be needed

  • Create the print supports

  • Have an exact vision of how the part that will be printed: animate the printing vectors for each horizontal slice of the part

  • Create and export the build files containing all the information for the printing machine as well as for print simulations


  • A technical education and a background in the fundamentals of additive manufacturing is required. It is strongly recommended to have a minimum of experience with the printing process and the use of 3D printing machines, as well as defining the printing parameters.

Target Audience: Engineers, Designers and Machine operators working with metal printing machines.

Teaching Method: Lectures and computer practical sessions to validate acquired knowledge. A training certificate is provided to all attendees who complete the course.

Learning Options: Training materials for this course are available with a ANSYS Learning Hub Subscription. If there is no active public schedule available, private training can be arranged. Please contact us.

Introduction to ANSYS Additive Prep




Agenda :

Module 01: ANSYS Additive Prep Introduction

Workshop 01.1: ANSYS Additive Prep Workflow

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