October 9, 2007
By DE Editors
Pointwise, Inc. (Fort Worth, TX) released its next generation meshing software, also named Pointwise, that cuts the time needed to generate high-quality CFD meshesthereby giving rapid access to meshing techniques developed by engineers at Pointwise, Inc. over the last 23 years.
Using its flat, intuitive graphical interface, Pointwise provides shortcuts through the meshing process that include a new automated assembly procedure to builds 3D volume grids from a jumble of grid components with a simple click of a button. Pointwise’s usability is further enhanced by a multiple-level undo and redo capability on a user-configurable number of levels.
In addition to new meshing tools, Pointwise offers a new interface and interaction model as well as unified geometric curve and grid curve drawing, simultaneous transformation of CAD geometry and grid, improved CGNS support including import, and the ability to access up to 16 Exabytes of memory with its 64-bit architecture.
Pointwise, Inc.‘s Gridgen and Pointwise software, which run on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix, generate structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes that let engineering analysts address the challenge of mesh generation for CFD; the software interfaces with FLUENT, STAR-CD, and ANSYS CFX as well as neutral formats.
More information about Pointwise and Gridgen are available on Pointwise’s website, http://www.pointwise.com.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.