3D Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) Viewer

Download the Stand-alone 3D ANSYS CFD Viewer

The ANSYS CFD Viewer displays 3D graphics objects in an interactive window. This viewer is provided free of charge, is not license key controlled, and is freely distributable under the terms of the license agreement included in the installation.

With this viewer, users can share 3D graphics with colleagues or customers, as an alternative to sending static (2D) images. It also allows users to show 3D graphics within html browsers, such as Internet Explorer, as well as embed 3D graphics into PowerPoint presentations.

The 3D graphic object files (file extension *.cvf) can be generated by ANSYS CFD-Post as well as CFX-Pre and ANSYS TurboGrid. Details on the generation and use of these files are included with the installation.

Please note that this Viewer is currently only available for Windows.


To download the ANSYS CFD Standalone Viewer, please read the user agreement and upon your acceptance you will be provided with the ANSYS CFD Standalone Viewer download.

Release 17.0

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This Software uses other software not owned by ANSYS. Use of other software is not supported by ANSYS and is subject to the appropriate copyright owner's terms and conditions.

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Libpng 1.2.3: Copyright 2000-2002 Glenn Randers-Pehrson
ZLIB 1.1.3: Copyright 1995-1998 Jean-loup Gailly and Mark Adler
Stlport: Copyright 1999,2000 Boris Fomitchev
3Dconnexion libraries: Copyright 1998-2005 3Dconnextion.




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