Introduction to Importing Files


OpenVSP will import a variety of file formats including existing OpenVSP 3 models, triangulations/meshes, rectilinear wireframes, OpenVSP v2 models, blade element models, and point clouds. Each of these file types will have their own processes and assumptions when bringing geometry into OpenVSP which will be discussed in subsequent tutorials. Imported geometries will be placed as a child of any selected component in the model tree. To place an imported geometry at the highest or “vehicle” level, deselect all components prior to starting the import operation.

OpenVSP file import option menu