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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' and is an app. There are seven alternatives to Pointwise for Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Gmsh, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pointwise are SALOME, HyperMesh, enGrid and NETGEN.

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    Gmsh

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    31 alternatives to Gmsh 

    Gmsh is a 3D finite element grid generator with a build-in CAD engine and post-processor. Its design goal is to provide a fast, light and user-friendly meshing tool with parametric input and advanced visualization capabilities.

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    SALOME

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    23 alternatives to SALOME 

    SALOME can be used as standalone application for generation of CAD models, their preparation for numerical calculations and post-processing of the calculation results. SALOME can also be used as a platform for integration of the external third-party numerical codes to produce a...

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    HyperMesh

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    9 alternatives to HyperMesh 

    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.

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  4. enGrid

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    14 alternatives to enGrid 

    enGrid is an open-source mesh generation software with CFD applications in mind. enGrid uses an in-house development for surface meshing and prismatic boundary layers; a module for hex far-fields will be added in the next release.

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    NETGEN

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
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    14 alternatives to NETGEN 

    NETGEN is an automatic 3d tetrahedral mesh generator. It accepts input from constructive solid geometry (CSG) or boundary representation (BRep) from STL file format.

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  6. ANSA

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    16 alternatives to ANSA 

    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 file, in a single integrated environment.

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    TetGen

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
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    TetGen is a program to generate tetrahedral meshes of any 3D polyhedral domains. TetGen generates exact constrained Delaunay tetrahedralizations, boundary conforming Delaunay meshes, and Voronoi partitions.

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