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Old   March 1, 2015, 13:33
Default About the Commercial and Closed Source Meshers discussed here
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This forum OpenFOAM Other Meshers: ICEM, Star, Ansys, Pointwise, GridPro, Ansa, ... was created for discussing issues with generating and converting meshes that are generated with commercial and closed source meshers that work independently from OpenFOAM. Nonetheless:
  • The objective is mostly to discuss how to generate and/or convert meshes that are usable by OpenFOAM.
  • As for using each software, please refer to their respective forums and commercial support.
Reference links for each software:
  • Ansa
    • The meshes generated with BETA CAE Systems S.A products can be exported directly to OpenFOAM format.
    • Relevant forum here at CFD-Online: ANSA
  • ANSYS Meshing, DesignModeler, ICEM CFD, TGrid, GAMBIT and other meshing and geometry tools from ANSYS
  • CD-adapco: Star-CD and Star-CCM+
    • The meshes generated with CD-adapco products have to be converted to OpenFOAM's mesh format. Conversion instructions are provided in the following wiki pages (most descriptions copied from this wiki page: Main_OFUtilities):
      • ccm26ToFoam - Converts a STAR-CCM mesh to OpenFOAM format.
      • foamToStarMesh - Reads an OpenFOAM mesh and writes it in PROSTAR (v4) format.
      • star3ToFoam - Converts a STAR-CD (v3) PROSTAR mesh into OpenFOAM format.
      • star4ToFoam - Converts a STAR-CD (v4) PROSTAR mesh into OpenFOAM format.
    • Relevant forum here at CFD-Online: CD-adapco
  • GridPro
    • The meshes generated with Program Development Company products have to be converted to OpenFOAM format. There is no specific exporter in OpenFOAM, but there is one available here: GridPro to OpenFOAM converter
    • Relevant forum here at CFD-Online:GridPro
  • Pointwise
    • The meshes generated with Pointwise products can be exported directly to OpenFOAM format.
    • Relevant forum here at CFD-Online: Pointwise & Gridgen

Please provide more links below for other commercial and closed source meshers that can be used to generate meshes for OpenFOAM, for complementing this post.
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Altair HyperWorks/HyperMesh
Writes native OpenFoam mesh files in the OpenFoam specific directory structure.
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NUMECA: Hexpress, Hexpress/Hybrid, Autogrid5
  • The meshes generated with Hexpress and Hexpress/Hybrid can be exported directly to OpenFOAM format
  • For turbomachinery application meshes created with Autogrid5, the CGNSToFoam converter can be used or the fluentMeshtoFoam utility. In 2016, direct export will be available for meshes created with Autogrid5.
  • Relevant forum at CFD-Online: NUMECA
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