Mostly as I just DO NOT have time to figure this stuff out myself, then train other users...
I need a powerpoint I can give to users "you want to do X - read thru this". This COULD be done in training sessions, BUT THE TRAINING MATERIALS NEED TO BE AVAILABLE TO ALL, even if you don't attend the training classes (I find the past few years classes essentially useless, as there is nothing I can take back & give to my users. Others at Moog have very different opinions on the classes, however)
1) Tutorial type presentation on topology optimization. Starting with nothing, run thru entire process to get faceted solid body. (note due to time constraints, I can understand doing:
"at this point, hit the 'solve' button. Results are shown here...")
2) Ditto for Additive Manufacturing. Start with original enginering model. Modify as needed for AM. Add support structure. Position on platen, slice & dice & send to machine. (perhaps 2 talks - one on modeling aspects, one on selecting machine, adding to platen, adding support structures, etc.) Again, perhaps skip long-running steps.
Ken Akerboom Sr CAx Systems Engr, Moog, Inc.
Production: NX10.0.3.5 MP16/TC11.2 I'd rather be e-steamed than e-diseaseled