ANSYS Meshing

ANSYS, Inc. offers a wide spectrum of meshing tools for the creation of meshes for all of the physics it supports.  Each tool addresses a specific set of needs and capabilities.  All are built around the idea of providing a robust and powerful meshing solution for users that reduces the time required to create a mesh while still producing a mesh that will generate accurate results in a timely manner.

Please contact PADT to speak with one of our ANSYS experts about which meshing technology would best meet your meshing needs.

ANSYS Workbench Meshing

The ANSYS Workbench Meshing tool is a general purpose meshing tool that leverages the libraries from the more advanced ANSYS meshing modules, delivering an easy to use and parametric meshing solution.  The tool works with fully associative CAD geometry, allowing for automatic updates and easy to use parametric studies. 
The mesh types supported are:

  • Tetrahedral
  • Hexahedral
  • Prismatic inflation layer
  • Hexahedral inflation layer
  • Hexahedral core
  • Body fitted Cartesian
  • Cut cell Cartesian


ANSYS TGrid software is a specialized preprocessor used to create unstructured tetrahedral and HexCore CFD meshes for complex and very large surface meshes.  ANSYS TGrid offers advanced prism layer creation tools including collision detection and sharp corner handling.  ANSYS TGrid is also equipped with an advanced wrapping procedure that produces a high-quality, size function driven connected triangular surface mesh from a large set of unconnected faceted surfaces.

Surface and volume meshes may be imported into TGrid from GAMBIT, ANSYS structural mechanics solutions, CATIA®, I-DEAS®, NASTRAN®, PATRAN®, Pro/ENGINEER®, Hypermesh® and more.  Extensive tools are included in TGrid for improving imported surface mesh quality and for rapidly assembling meshes from multiple parts.

TGrid's convenient mesh quality diagnostic tools allow for easy verification of mesh size and quality.

ANSYS TurboGrid

ANSYS TurboGrid software provides turbomachinery designers and analysts with CFD mesh creation tailored specifically to the needs of bladed geometries.  It creates high-quality hexahedral meshes that are tuned to the demands of fluid dynamics analysis in rotating machinery.

ANSYS TurboGrid imports geometry definitions from blade design software like ANSYS BladeModeler.  In a modern graphical user interface, selected topologies are adjusted to the specifics of a particular blade design.  The integrated grid topologies ensure that an optimal mesh can be created, with minimal user input required.  The same topology is then automatically adapted to variants of a design, ensuring that the mesh produced is consistent. Such self-consistent meshes are critical when assessing differences in performance predictions between designs to minimize the mesh dependency in any such comparisons.

ANSYS TurboGrid includes full scripting for batch mode operation to maximize productivity when assessing many variants to optimize blade geometries.


ANSYS ICEM CFD meshing software starts with advanced CAD/geometry readers and repair tools to allow the user to quickly progress to a variety of geometry-tolerant meshers and produce high-quality volume or surface meshes with minimal effort.  Advanced mesh diagnostics, interactive and automated mesh editing, output to a wide variety of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and finite element analysis (FEA) solvers and multiphysics post-processing tools make ANSYS ICEM CFD a complete meshing solution.  ANSYS endeavors to provide a variety of flexible tools that can take the model from any geometry to any solver in one modern and fully scriptable environment.

  • Mesh from dirty CAD and/or faceted geometry such as STL
  • Efficiently mesh large, complex models
  • Hexa mesh (structured or unstructured) with advanced control
  • Extended mesh diagnostics and advanced interactive mesh editing
  • Output to a wide variety of CFD and FEA solvers as well as neutral formats

This is a very diverse product offering with outstanding breadth and depth, which makes it very difficult to describe in a series of web pages.  Please contact us our experts can help you based on what your needs are and which ANSYS, Inc. products best meet those needs.

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