Note that you can also import grid files by simply dragging and dropping the appropriate file into the Display window. Additionally, Fidelity Pointwise currently does not support import of high order grids from any format.
Tip: Fidelity Pointwise attempts to autodetect the attributes of the file you wish to import based on its extension. To make import go more quickly, you may want to check our supported format tables to ensure you are using one of the extensions that Fidelity Pointwise looks for.
Supported grid file formats are summarized in the table below. Press the button to show the table. The table also shows the attributes associated with each grid format: supported format version (Version), supported boundary and volume conditions (BC/VC), and the extension of the files written out by the exporter (Extension).
Caution: While Fidelity Pointwise supports exporting high-order meshes for certain file formats, importing high-order meshes is currently not supported.
|ANSYS Fluent||.cas, .GRD|
|CFD++||.bin, .bin.*, .grp|
|CRAFT Tech/CRUNCH CFD||.precrunch|
|Gridgen Style Network||69||.nas|
|Patran||2.5 (Packet 2, types 3 & 5)||.pat|
For more on importing grid files, choose an option below: