SnappyHexMesh GUI transforms Blender into a graphical user interface for SnappyHexMesh, a volume mesh generation tool used in OpenFOAM®, an open-source computational fluid dynamics (CFD) toolbox. It is designed to streamline the workflow for importing, updating, modifying, and exporting 3D surface meshes to OpenFOAM.

Key Features:

  • Ease of Workflow: Simplifies the process of working with 3D surface meshes in OpenFOAM, including importing, updating, modifying, and exporting.
  • GUI for SnappyHexMesh Settings: Allows most common SnappyHexMesh settings to be defined via Blender’s GUI, reducing the need for manual modification of OpenFOAM dictionary definitions.
  • Minimal Blender Skills Required: Suitable for users with basic Blender knowledge. Geometry can be modeled in any 3D modeling/CAD program that exports a surface mesh format importable to Blender, such as STL or Wavefront OBJ.
  • OpenFOAM Dictionary File Generation: Generates OpenFOAM dictionary files for surface mesh objects in Blender, based on string replacements using template files in the add-on’s directory.

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