File Extension Library


.CGNS File Extension

  • Category: Various data Files

What is an .CGNS file?

.CGNS file extension has been classified as Various data Files.

.CGNS is CFD General Notation System data

The cgns file extension is related to the CFD General Notation System, a a general, portable, and extensible standard for the storage and retrieval of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis data.

The cgns file stores data from CFD General Notation System.


How to open:

Use CFD General Notation System to open *.cgns files.

How to convert:

Due the variability and uncertainty of this file type group, there is no general information available, about how to convert this various data file format. However most files with extension from this group are usually not in formats, which can be converted. If there are associated applications or programs listed below the extension description, you can always try to check their website for additional informations on their forums or other type of customer support.

How to Open .CGNS file on different platforms

Open .CGNS File on Windows

  • Right-click a .CGNS
  • Left-click "Open With" > "Choose another app"
  • Select the program that opens .CGNS file and Select check box "Always use this app to open .CGNS files" Press "Ok"

Open .CGNS File on Mac

  • Right-click (or Ctrl + Left-click) the .CGNS file
  • Click "Open With" > "Other.."
  • Then choose another program from the app list and press "Open"
  • Select check box "Turn on" for "Always open in app"

Open .CGNS File on Linux

Right click on the .CGNS file, choose "Open with" and select a program from the list above

Open .CGNS File on iPhone

Select a file. If you don't see an application to open the .CGNS file, tap "Share" and choose the right app.
Method 2
Save the file. Then open the app «Files». Touch and hold the file, then release your finger. You will see a black menu bar. After that tap "Share" and select an application.

Open .CGNS File on Android

Tap the Settings icon on an Android smartphone, then select «Applications». Click the Settings icon in the upper right corner of the screen, to change the default apps.
If you want to open, edit, save or even convert .CGNS files on Android, then your best bet is to download one of the dedicated apps available on Google Play.

How to fix problems with .CGNS files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .CGNS files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .CGNS file format
  2. You need to check the .CGNS file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)