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Old   November 3, 2020, 04:31
Default Choosing a future-proof mesher (ICEM CFD?)
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Hi there


I am on the lookout for a new mesher, as I am currently using the out-dated Gambit, which is giving me RAM problems sometimes.


I would like to know, if anyone has information on the future of the Ansys meshers "ICEM CFD" and "Ansys Meshing".


I am leaning towards ICEM CFD as I like the option of changing the geometry in the meshing software, however, I am concerned that the software will be unsupported in the future like Gambit.


Does anyone have information of the future of ICEM CFD - is it more future-proof to learn Ansys Meshing?


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Old   November 10, 2020, 04:36
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Yes. Many OEM and Engineering service industries are using ICEM CFD to create good quality meshing.
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Old   November 10, 2020, 23:55
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Hi Kasper,

It does not hurt to be fluent in the various softwares used for meshing. I agree an update is in order; I personally use ICEM CFD in my research group. It can indeed produce good quality hexa or tetra/prism, structured/unstructured mesh. I believe it's also here to stay, but with technology advancing at the rate it is, the 'future-proof' question may be difficult to answer with absolute certainty.

It may look daunting to learn a new meshing program, but once you do I'm sure you will ask why you didn't do it sooner.
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