Gridgen is a commercial mesh generator developed, distributed, and supported by Pointwise, Inc. in Fort Worth, Texas, USA. Development of Gridgen began in 1984 and commercialization began in 1994.
Supported Mesh Types
- Structured (mapped quad and hex)
- Unstructured (Delaunay tri and tet)
- Hybrid (prism-tet, hex-pyramid-tet, etc.)
Geometry import formats include the following.
Geometry export includes the following formats.
- Gridgen Native
Geometry that can be created in Gridgen includes the following entity types.
- solid model
- trimmed surface
- Coon's patch
- polyconic surface
- surface of revolution
- sweep surface
- ruled surface
- curve (Catmull-Rom and Akima)
CFD Solver Interfaces
Gridgen can export meshes and boundary conditions in the following native formats.
- CFX-4 and CFX-5
- EXODUS II
- FLUENT V4 and FLUENT
- INCA V2 and V3
- SCRYU and SCRYU/Tetra
- VSAERO and VSAEROhybrid
- WIND and WIND-US
Grid files (without boundary conditions) may also be written in the following formats.
- VRML 1.0
Gridgen runs on the following platforms.
- Windows on Intel and AMD
- Linux on Intel and AMD)
- HP-UX 11.11 on PA-RISC
- SGI IRIX
- Sun Solaris
Gridgen has a Tcl-based scripting language called GridgenGlyph that can automate CFD meshing.