Pointwise Alternatives

    Pointwise is described as 'is the choice for CFD Meshing. It's easy to use, highly automated, provides direct interfaces to popular CFD analysis software, and comes with professional tech support'. There are seven alternatives to Pointwise for Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is SALOME, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pointwise are Gmsh (Free, Open Source), HyperMesh (Paid), ANSA (Paid) and TetGen (Free, Open Source).

    The list of alternatives was last updated May 1, 2020

    • SALOME is an open-source software that provides a generic Pre- and Post-Processing platform for numerical simulation.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux


    • HyperMesh is a market-leading, multi-disciplinary finite element pre-processor which manages the generation of the largest, most complex models, starting with the import of a CAD geometry to exporting ready-to-run solver file.
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
    • ANSA is an advanced multidisciplinary CAE pre-processing tool that provides all the necessary functionality for full-model build up, from CAD data to ready-to-run solver input...
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      • Windows
      • Linux
    • TetGen is a program to generate tetrahedral meshes of any 3D polyhedral domains.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • enGrid is an open-source mesh generation software with CFD applications in mind.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Linux
    • NETGEN is an automatic 3d tetrahedral mesh generator. It accepts input from constructive solid geometry (CSG) or boundary representation (BRep) from STL file format.
      • Free • Open Source
      • Windows
      • Linux