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antonio March 8, 2010 14:56

Export the mesh to ParaView
Hi all.

Is it possible to export a mesh created in ANSYS-Meshing in order to see the mesh in another program like ParaView? What`s the process?If is not possible does anyone has another suggestion?


-mAx- March 9, 2010 04:42

My suggestion:
*if possible export your mesh as *.msh file (fluent)
*import and convert your model in OpenFOAM
*export the initial guess in VTK format
But it needs linux architecture for OpenFOAM
I am almost sure there is other ways, but this one works

antonio March 9, 2010 05:31


Thanks a lot for your suggestion. IŽll try to use the process you describe.

Best Regards

antonio March 9, 2010 08:37


I did not read the Linux Part. I don`t have that. So I suppose that ParaView it`s the only way for me. Can you please say to me how to convert a *.msh file into a VTK format (I am using ANSYS meshing). ParaView also accepts this type of files (VTK).

Best Regards

-mAx- March 9, 2010 09:08

of course Paraview accepts VTK format, that's why I convert my FOAM files into VTK.
But without OpenFOAM, I don't know how

PSYMN March 14, 2010 17:03

ANSYS Meshing also exports CGNS format... Does that help? I guess there may be some license restrictions for some users though.


antonio March 15, 2010 14:38

Dear all:

I have tried to export my mesh because I was not able to see the mesh in ansys-meshing. I don`t know why but I have changed a little bit the geometry and know the mesh is " there" . In conclude, I don`t need any more to export my mesh.

Thanks to all.Best regards

julien.24601 April 30, 2010 11:25

Ansys result to Paraview
Hi all,

this is for future reference for those that find this thread looking for a results conversion from Ansys to Paraview.

I tried converting a Model using the method stated above (export to Ensight). It worked once (2 million tet cells, Open channel flow). Since then never again.

We (thank you Michi), got it working by exporting to .cgns, then using CGNS with the added "cgns_to_vtk" script. This way it is not necessary to get OpenFoam. CGNS is run in a virtual machine with Linux.


Importing into Paraview was not a problem.

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