Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer

Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer provides advanced process simulation capability for Additive Manufacturing.

The SIMULIA 3DEXPERIENCE Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer (AMF-OC) Role allows the user to conduct a physically realistic process-based simulation of a part to be manufactured by 3D printing.

The Role leverages information such as build environment, geometric support structures, slicing thickness and laser scan path data generated using the Additive Manufacturing Programmer Role. Realistic thermo-mechanical properties of materials are used which can capture the heat transfer and phase transformation of materials during the printing process.

Cooling and radiation between the different layers are captured by using the evolving free surface definitions to define convection and radiation properties. This leads to accurate prediction of part distortion and material property distribution. When used in conjunction with the CATIA Reverse Shape Optimizer Role the predicted distortion can be used to compensate the as-designed geometry such that the final printed part matches the design intent. In-service loading of as-printed parts including residual stress history can be predicted to validate load capacity, flexibility, and service life.

Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer is fully interoperable with the Function Driven Generative Designer (GDE) and Additive Manufacturing Programmer (AMP) Roles to provide an end-to-end solution for additive manufacturing part design on the 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

SIMULIA Physics Results Explorer

SIMULIA Physics Results Explorer

Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer Benefits

  • Increase dimensional accuracy of printed parts.
  • Minimize print time and reduce material usage.
  • Eliminate unnecessary and costly physical test prints.

Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer Highlights

  • Physically realistic simulation of 3D printing of parts including laser scan paths, material deposition & solidification, thermal distortion & residual stress, and support structures.
  • Allows powder bed, polymer extrusion, and direct energy deposition (plus user defined) manufacturing process simulation
  • Offers a high level of automation and guidance to allow the user to easily setup complex simulations.
  • Provides an easy-to-use experience on top of the sophisticated technology of the Abaqus solver while allowing customization for more advanced users.
  • A guided user assistance panel provides a step-by-step workflow to set up a simulation.
  • Uses part build information, automatically sets build times and populates supports for some features.
SIMULIA Additive Manufacturing Scenario

SIMULIA Additive Manufacturing Scenario

Related Software


SIMULIA software accelerates the process of evaluating the performance, reliability and safety of materials and products before committing to physical prototypes.



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SIMULIA data management
Interaction between CAD & PLM

With Structural Performance Engineer, users build simulation models directly on the design geometry.

Tight associativity with CATIA and SOLIDWORKS means that simulation and CAD always remain synchronized even after design changes. It provides access to advanced simulation technology within a consistent and intuitive interface.

SIMULIA large scale visualization
Large-scale Visualization

Visualization tools support efficient post-processing of large-scale simulation data including an option to use remote machines for rendering and visualization computation.

Additive Manufacturing Analysis Engineer enables interrogation of realistic simulation results with speed, clarity, and control for enhanced decision making.

Thermal Fatigue Simulation with Simulia fe-safe TURBOLife
High Performance Computing

Extensive tools and controls for results display can be used for advanced and collaborative post-processing while utilizing High Performance Computing (HPC) resources to perform results visualization.

Simulation Review application offers Web based visualization of the geometry and simulation results for a unique collaborative experience around Simulation assets.


The 3DEXPERIENCE platform provides a Safe, Social, Connected, Informed and Structured environment for team leaders, project managers and other professionals who want to manage data on the cloud and collaborate without constraints.

Safe: Customer controlled access. Transparent cloud backup. Encrypted communication protocols. Data always safe-no overwrite, no loss of data.

Social: Integrated structured and unstructured collaboration tools enabling social innovation. Collaborate on product design or engage with your stakeholders early in product development.

Connected: Every user always connected to a single, common database. Access data anywhere, anytime, on any device. Review and markup models.

Informed: Choose from the widget library, Create and share Dashboards. Get the latest information about your product development. Always have access to your latest data.

Structured: Zero overhead data management - store and manage data across collaborative spaces, share information in communities. Find indexed data faster by using tags, custom search, etc.

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