Pointwise released an updated version of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software. While primarily a maintenance release, it includes new geometry model import, improved CFD flow solver export, and user interface updates. Pointwise Version 18.2 R2 includes updated support for NASA's USM3D flow solver, expanded graphical selection of objects created during overset grid assembly, new convenience functions in Glyph scripting, improved status messages, and defect corrections.
New Features - EGADS native CAD import has been added - All break points on selected connectors can be deleted using a new toolbar button. - The Project command now includes the ability to show constrained grid points in the Display window in the same manner as Examine, Database Associativity. Resolved Issues PW-21637 The pw:Application exit function was not working when using the Glyph server. PW-21635 Using a "\" in a CAE boundary condition renders the .pw file unusable. PW-21630 Joining connectors unintentionally deleted an adjacent domain. PW-21628 T-Rex bug resulted in failed face processing on export. PW-21616 On Linux systems, the target reticle for the mouse could be inaccurate. PW-21609 A block was not initializing successfully and causing an unexpected exit. PW-21597 Having a floating and roaming license used simultaneously caused Pointwise to close. PW-21594 A domain with a source was causing initialization (of the domain or the block) to fail and Pointwise to close unexpectedly. PW-21588 Spacings were being removed from a Named Spacing when the distribution of the connector was changed to equal spacing. PW-21586 Initializing multiple domains with triangles and quads caused an unexpected exit. PW-21575 A block surrounded by other blocks could not be elevated on export when exported by itself. PW-21563 Edit, Split was failing if a split location was too close to an end node. PW-21562 Two dimensional CGNS files were not be imported correctly. PW-21560 Two domains could not be initialized due to poor boundary triangulation. PW-21555 The syntax description for the function getValueAtPoint was missing in the Glyph manual pages. PW-21548 Two connectors could not be joined. PW-21546 Structured domains had directional ambiguity in Edit, Orient. PW-21538 Copying a block and then adjusting a named spacing was causing an unexpected exit. PW-21537 A script setting the dimension using the size field was taking significantly longer than previous versions. PW-21534 The end spacing could not be changed after joining two connectors. PW-21532 The T-Rex Reduced Pyramids algorithm was not matching Match domains correctly. PW-21521 The "All and Reduce Pyramids" option was still using 5 pyramids rather than a single capping pyramid. PW-21508 Improved error reporting when an unstructured block is unable to be initialized. PW-21506 Two structured blocks were unable to be joined. PW-16958 Multi-segment is now a file option for the USM3D exporter. PW-16955 USM3D can now export grids greater than 100 million cells.
About Pointwise. Pointwise is a software system for the generation of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) grids. Many of the grid generation methods used in Pointwise were developed and fine-tuned over the past 25 years in Pointwise's predecessor, Gridgen. Pointwise combines the grid generation expertise and history embedded in Gridgen with more modern software engineering and graphical interfaces to make grid generation as simple as possible.
Available for Windows, Linux, and Mac, you can generate structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes including our T-Rex technique for highly-automated generation of boundary layer resolving hybrid meshes.
In this video we demonstrate how the Max Layers and Full Layers parameters influence the anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion (T-Rex) advancing layer mesher used in Pointwise to advance anisotropic triangles or tetrahedra in 2-D or 3-D, respectively.
About Pointwise, Inc. Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today - reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.
Product: PointWise Version: 18.2 R2 build 2019-02-20 Supported Architectures: x64 Website Home Page :www.pointwise.com Language: english System Requirements: Windows / Linux / MacOsx Supported Operating Systems: * Size: 2.0 Gb
Pointwise supports the most popular desktop workstations in use today by CAE engineers. The application supports each platform's native look-and-feel and provides 3-D graphics through the OpenGL industry standard. Pointwise's native project file is portable across all supported platforms.
Pointwise is supported in 64-bit on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.
Microsoft Windows - Windows 7 - Windows 8.1 - Windows 10 Linux - CentOS 6 - Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 - SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 12 SP1 - Ubuntu Desktop 14.04 MacOsx - El Capitan 10.11 - Sierra 10.12 - High Sierra 10.13