The PLOT3D file type refers to a format for structured grid data that was
popularized by NASA's CFD visualization software of the same name
For database Import, 1D, 2D and 3D single and multiblock meshes are
supported. ASCII, Binary, and Unformatted file formats can
be imported into Fidelity Pointwise in either Single or Double
Note that Fidelity Pointwise can import PLOT3D files containing i-blank data but that
data will be discarded. For database import only curves and surfaces will be
supported. Therefore, for 3D, volume meshes are ignored and their
constituent boundary surface meshes imported instead. Structured surface
meshes will be imported as database surface entities.
PLOT3D file import will default to the endian value the file was written in.
The swap bytes attribute is available for this format.