STAR-CCM+ export supports all cell types that can be created in Fidelity Pointwise.

Blocks with common VCs are automatically merged in the CAE file with the VC used as the zone name. To have separate blocks written out with assigned VCs, set a different VC to each block to avoid automatic merge. Additionally, the Unspecified VC is considered its own region/zone and those blocks will also be merged into a single zone with ID equal to 0 (zero).


Caution: The presence of pole connectors and pole domains in structured blocks can result in degenerate hexahedral cells when exporting to an unstructured CAE format. Please refer to the Collapsed Cell Types section of this User Manual for more information on which structured topologies result in unsupported cell types.

Also note that while they can be edited, it is recommended to not change the BC/VC ID number in the Set BC/Set VC panels. This number is used to transfer cell type information to STAR-CCM+ and editing it could result in duplicate IDs. Blocks with duplicated IDs will also be merged with no control over zone naming.

Only Binary and Double precision formatting are supported for export.