The following files can be read directly into ANSYS Polydata:
mesh files created for Polyflow
.msh files are created by POLYMESH and are generated
by ANSYS Polydata when converting mesh files from another format (see Converting Mesh Files Created by Other Programs).
.poly files are created by ANSYS Meshing and ANSYS ICEM CFD (see
.poly Meshes Created with ANSYS ICEM CFD or ANSYS Meshing).
mesh files created for Fluent
.msh files are created by ANSYS Meshing, ANSYS Fluent, Fluent Meshing,
and GAMBIT (see ANSYS Fluent Meshes Created with ANSYS Meshing, ANSYS Fluent, Fluent Meshing,
To read a file directly into ANSYS Polydata, use the Read a mesh file menu item in the top-level ANSYS Polydata menu.
Read a mesh file
When prompted, specify the name of the file to be read.
The use of the Read a mesh file menu item
allows you to read files directly (see also Importing a Mesh File), as opposed to a process whereby the mesh
file is converted (see Importing a
.poly File and Converting Mesh Files Created by Other Programs). Note that for data files
created using version 15.0 with a CutCell mesh, the topological environment
may be different depending on whether the mesh file was read directly
or converted; that is, the ordering of the boundary conditions and
subdomains within Polydata may be different. This means that for such
cases, you must ensure that the mesh and data files are compatible.
ANSYS Polydata allows you to reuse an ANSYS Polyflow mesh for a simulation with ANSYS Fluent. Note that there are two limitations to this conversion:
The conversion is not possible if the mesh is subdivided.
The PMeshes are skipped.
After a mesh has been read, it is possible to convert it into a case file. When prompted, specify the name of the case file.