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Screenshot of the TiGL Viewer


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The TiGL Geometry Library can be used for the computation and processing of aircraft geometries stored inside CPACS files. TiGL offers many geometry related functions such as

  • Point retrieval functions to compute points on the aircraft surface
  • Intersection functions to compute the intersection of the aircraft with planes
  • Export functions for standard CAD file formats (STEP + IGES) or mesh formats, including VTK, Collada, and STL.

The TiGL library uses the OpenCASCADE CAD kernel to represent the airplane geometry by NURBS surfaces. The library provides external interfaces for C, C++, Python, Java, MATLAB, and FORTRAN.

TiGL is shipped with the Qt based TiGL Viewer for visualizing aircraft geometries or viewing CAD files.


Please head over to our TiGL website:

Cite us

TiGL is available as Open Source and we encourage anyone to make use of it. If you are applying TiGL in a scientific environment and publish any related work, please cite the following artice:

Siggel, M., Kleinert, J., Stollenwerk, T. et al.: TiGL: An Open Source Computational Geometry Library for Parametric Aircraft Design, Math.Comput.Sci. (2019).

A free copy of the paper is offered here:

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