enGrid alternatives

  • Blender

  • Blender is the free open source 3D content creation suite, available for all major operating systems under the GNU General Public License.It can be used for modeling, UV unwrapping, texturing, rigging, water simulations, skinning, animating, rendering, particle and other simulations, non-linear editing, compositing, and creating interactive 3D applications, rigid body, fluid, cloth and softbody dynamics, modifier based modeling tools, powerful character animation tools, a node based material and compositing system and Python for embedded scripting. »

    tags: Portable 3d-animation 3d-graphics 3d-modeling animation
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux BSD PortableApps.com Haiku AmigaOS MorphOS
  • Wings 3D

  • Wings 3D is a subdivision modeler inspired by Nendo and Mirai from Izware.

    tags: 3d-modeling modeling 3d-graphics cgi
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • 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. Gmsh is built around four modules: geometry, mesh, solver and post-processing. The specification of any input to these modules is done either interactively using the graphical user interface or in ASCII text files using Gmsh's own scripting language.

    tags: cad automatic mesh-generator fem mesh-adaptation
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • 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 new application for the full life-cycle management of CAD models.

    tags: cad
    platform: Windows Linux
  • 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.ANSA is the users’ preference due to its wide range of features and tools that meet their needs. The list of productive and versatile features is long and the alternative tasks and processes to be completed using them are countless.

    tags: cae cfd data-management fea fem
    platform: Windows Linux
  • GiD

  • GiD is a universal, adaptive and user-friendly pre and postprocessor for numerical simulations in science and engineering. It has been designed to cover all the common needs in the numerical simulations field from pre to post-processing: geometrical modeling, effective definition of analysis data, meshing, data transfer to analysis software, as well as the visualization of numerical results.

    tags: visualization cad data-visualization preprocessor fem
    platform: Mac OS X Windows Linux
  • HyperMesh

  • Over the last 20 years, HyperMesh has evolved into the leading premier pre-processor for concept and high fidelity modeling. The advanced geometry and meshing capabilities provide an environment for rapid model generation. The ability to generate high quality mesh quickly is one of HyperMesh’s core competencies. Industry trends show a migration to modular sub-system design and continued exploration of new materials; HyperMesh has advanced model assembly tools capable of supporting complex sub-system generation and assembly, in addition, modeling of laminate composites is supported by advanced creation, editing and visualization tools. Design change is made possible via mesh morphing and geometry dimensioning. HyperMesh is a solver neutral environment that also has an extensive API which allows for advanced levels customization. »

    tags: cae finite-element-analysis fem fea mesh-generator
    platform: Mac OS X Windows 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. The connection to a geometry kernel allows the handling of IGES and STEP files. NETGEN contains modules for mesh optimization and hierarchical mesh refinement. Netgen is open source based on the LGPL license. It is available for Unix/Linux and Windows.

    tags: mesh mesh-generator mesh-generation meshing-3d meshing
    platform: Windows Linux
  • TetGen

  • 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. The following pictures respectively illustrate a 3D polyhedral domain (left), a boundary conforming Delaunay tetrahedral mesh (middle), and its dual - a Voronoi partition (right).

    tags: mesh mesh-generator mesh-generation meshing-3d delaunay
    platform: Linux