OpenFOAM® frienfly software

OpenFOAM® is the leading free, open source software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and distributed under the General Public Licence (GPL). However, OpenFOAM® is just a piece of puzzle in a whole engineering process chain. To make such a workflow as smooth as possible - we have created a list of pieces of free (mostly open-source) software, which go very well together with OpenFOAM®.

openfoam friendly software

CAD, geometry operations, preprocessing


Free-CAD -

Blender -

MeshLab -

Google SketchUp -


CFmesh -



Triangle -

Tetgen -

Netgen -


ParaView -

Gnuplot -


Bash -

Python -

Each software has its strengths and weaknesses. Usage of any of them depends on the particular project needs.

If you happen to find any other reliable software to complete this list, please contact us.

May you have any questions, please contact us.

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