What CAD formats are supported on the platform?


Currently the platform supports the generic CAD formats: .STEP, .IGES and the triangulated surface format .STL.

We generally recommend using the .STEP format since it is superior in terms of the conversion process and it can be exported by most CAD tools (commercial and non-commercial). The .STL format can only be used for fluid mechanics analysis since only certain meshing algorithms on SimScale support it.


wow. That’s great because i have started blade meshing, which would be in .stl and .step file and since you mentioned that both can be used in Simscale software for analysis. Right!!