Meshing is an integral part of the engineering simulation process where complex geometries are divided into simple elements that can be used as discrete local approximations of the larger domain. The mesh influences the accuracy, convergence and speed of the simulation. Furthermore, since meshing typically consumes a significant portion of the time it takes to get simulation results, the better and more automated the meshing tools, the faster and more accurate the solution.

ANSYS provides general purpose, high-performance, automated, intelligent meshing software which produces the most appropriate mesh for accurate, efficient multiphysics solutions — from easy, automatic meshing to highly crafted mesh. Methods available cover the meshing spectrum of high-order to linear elements and fast tetrahedral and polyhedral to high-quality hexahedral and Mosaic. Smart defaults are built into the software to make meshing a painless and intuitive task delivering the required resolution to capture solution gradients properly for dependable results.

Common Types of Mesh

Types of mesh - triangle mesh, quad mesh, tetrahedral mesh, prism mesh and pyramid mesh

Advanced controls for the expert user deliver tailored, problem-specific meshing solutions. Design exploration is easy with replayable controls and the option to script complex workflows. High-performance computing enables parallel processing, which drastically reduces the time for mesh generation.


Creating the most appropriate mesh is the foundation of engineering simulations. ANSYS Meshing is aware of the type of solutions that will be used in the project and has the appropriate criteria to create the best suited mesh. ANSYS Meshing is automatically integrated with each solver within the ANSYS Workbench environment. For a quick analysis or for the new and infrequent user, a usable mesh can be created with one click of the mouse. ANSYS Meshing chooses the most appropriate options based on the analysis type and the geometry of the model. Especially convenient is the ability of ANSYS Meshing to automatically take advantage of the available cores in the computer to use parallel processing and thus significantly reduce the time to create a mesh. Parallel meshing is available without any additional cost or license requirements.

  • Physics-aware meshing
  • Hexahedral default
  • Tetrahedral mesh alternate
  • Automated size controls
  • Automated inflation
  • Automated part repeat
  • Automated periodic parts
  • Auto update with parameters
  • Patch conforming
  • Patch independent
  • Polyhedral
  • Beam and shell
  • Defeaturing
  • Mesh matching
  • Mapped mesh control
  • Mesh control move, merge, edit