Scan Pattern - Additive System within Workbench

CraigSneddonCraigSneddon Member Posts: 12
edited February 9 in Structures

Hi, I am aware there is a way to alter the scan pattern the laser undertakes in ANSYS Additive but I was wondering if there is a way to do this on Workbench/Mechanical. I have looked online and in the program itself but can find no way to do this


  • jjdoylejjdoyle PittsburghPosts: 118Member

    WB Additive does not support the Scan Pattern Simulation available in Additive Print. 

    However, it is possible to use an Anisotropic Inherent Strain Definition with Uni-directional scan pattern to obtain something similar.

    Refer to Section 6.2 of WB Additive Manufacturing Analysis Guide for more detail.



  • CraigSneddonCraigSneddon Posts: 26Member

    Thanks however I am varying process parameters is inherent strain is set to no. Thank you though @jjdoyle

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