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fred March 25, 2005 05:56

Problem in importing the Mesh
Hello everybody, I have a problem in importing mesh in star-cd. Mesh is generated in ICEM hexa,in icem hexa when i select starcd as the solver it generates three files, .inp file,.cel file and .vrt file.When i try importing the mesh in star guide with icem ticked on it asks for .inp file when i invokethe file and click import grids,i couldnt see anything in display window, i even tried directly ticking prostar and then import grid since i have the .cel and .vrt files. i knew somewhere i am going wrong, Can anyone help me? note: its a structured mesh.

Thanks in advance Regards Fred

Bhaskar March 25, 2005 06:31

Re: Problem in importing the Mesh
Hello Fred,

You need four files to export mesh from ICEM to STAR. They are .inp, .bnd, .cel and .vrt files. After importing .inp file through star guide use the following commands in I/O window of star.



Hope this helps,


Piyush April 5, 2005 01:17

Re: Problem in importing the Mesh
You need to place all the files i.e. *.inp , *.cel, *.vrt in one folder and then just read the *.inp file. Since the *.inp file already has instructions to import the other files, all the importing is done automatically.

fred April 12, 2005 00:19

Re: Problem in importing the Mesh
Thanks piyush and bhaskar.Its working.

sun May 13, 2005 12:36

Re: Problem in importing the Mesh

Can anyone explain about descriptions of the variables in the .inp, .bnd. cel, and vrt files?


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