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Installing Pre-Processors for openCFS

Like many FE codes openCFS relies on external tools to provide meshes for the analysis. openCFS can read various mesh formats. A few selected software choices are given in the following.


Gmsh is an open source 3D finite element mesh generator with a built-in CAD engine and post-processor. It is available for all common operating systems: downloaded or install it directly via your package manager on Linux.

cubit / trelis

Coreform Cubit (formerly trelis) is a powerful mesh generator including geometry modelling and import features. It is available for Windows, MacOS and Linux. There is a free version available: Coreform Cubit Learn.

To get started: 1. download Coreform-Cubit for your platform 2. install the software 3. enter your licensing information on the first start. For Coreform Cubit Learn you will obtain a product-key for a node-locked license after you register (detailed activation instructions)