March 10, 2010
By DE Editors
Pointwise, Inc. has announced the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring tools for addressing problems associated with computer aided design (CAD) geometry data. Pointwise’s Solid Meshing feature suite can automatically create watertight geometry models without the gaps and overlaps that can cripple the mesh generation process, according to the company.
“Solid Meshing represents the sharpest tool available to avoid sloppy geometry problems,” says John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “Sloppy geometry is going to occur and that means wasted time and money. We’ve all heard the statistics about the millions of dollars wasted on CAD interoperability problems, such as the annual cost of interoperability problems exceeding the market capitalization of all the CAD companies combined. Solid Meshing is a faster, better alternative to repairing the geometry directly.”
Solid Meshing comprises solid models and quilts. Models are watertight collections of surfaces. Quilts are subregions of the geometry that capture engineering intent, simplify the topology, and are meshed as a single unit. The Solid Meshing suite includes tools for trimming and untrimming surfaces, solid model import, and multi-tiered tools for automatic and manual model and quilt assembly. Solids and quilts also can be formed automatically, as part of the CAD file import process.
The new release of Pointwise, Version 16.03 includes support for 3D mice, user-customizable export to CFD solvers, and support for 64-bit versions of Microsoft Windows.
For more information, visit Pointwise, Inc.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.