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.
The last production release of Gridgen was Version 15.18, released in August 2012.
Gridgen's end-of-life went into effect in September 2016.
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.