The Import, Grid command allows you to import grid data into Pointwise.

Note that you can also import grid files by simply dragging and dropping the appropriate file into the Display window. Additionally, Pointwise currently does not support import of high order grids from any format.


Tip: 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 Pointwise looks for.

Supported grid file formats are summarized in the table below. Press the button to show the table.

File Type Extension Version
ANSYS Fluent .cas, .GRD
CFD++ .bin, .bin.*, .grp
CGNS .cgns 3.3.1
CRAFT Tech/CRUNCH CFD .precrunch
FV-UNS .uns 2.4, 3.0
Gmsh .msh 4.0
Gridgen .gg 15
Gridgen Style Network .nas 69
GridPro .grd 5.5.1
NASA/FUN3D .b8.ugrid
Nastran .nas 69
OpenFOAM multiple
Patran .pat 2.5
(only packet 2, types 3 and 5)
Segment .dat
SU2 .su2
STL .stl
UCD .ucd
UGRID .ugrid
VRML .wrl
1.0, 2.0
Xpatch .facet 3.0

For more on importing grid files, choose an option below:


Importing Grids Into Pointwise

Importing Grid Data Into Pointwise