Installing Pointwise

Pointwise V18.1 uses the 18.1 license for RLM, the Reprise License Manager. If you do NOT have an 18.1 license and/or RLM, you will need to obtain a license and perform a complete download and install of RLM before using V18.1. For more information about the transition to RLM, please check our frequently asked questions on our Get Help page.

Information on what issues were resolved in this release of Pointwise can be found in the Pre-Release Notes.

1. Download Pointwise.

Important: These installers do not include the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). For the installers including the JRE go to

The current release candidate is Pointwise V18.1 R2C4.
Platform (Right click, Save Link As…) Size (MB)
Windows 64-bit pw-V18.1R2-win64-nojre.exe 654
Linux 64-bit 637
Mac OS X 64-bit pw-V18.1R2-macosx.dmg 724

2. Install Pointwise.

  1. Run the Pointwise installer.
    1. IMPORTANT: Install Pointwise as Administrator/root on Windows machines.
  2. Accept the Right-to-Use license and use all defaults for the installation.
  3. Pointwise should launch after you click Finish.
    1. If Pointwise cannot find an RLM license server, the Pointwise License Wizard will appear.
    2. If you have an Activation Key, select Specify an Activation Key and enter your Key.
    3. If you would like to use an existing license server, select Specify a License Server and enter the name of your server.

3. Have Questions?

The terms of the agreement under which you may acquire the right to use the software include the "Right To Use License" attached hereto or accompanying the software. Your purchase, license, receipt, or use of the software constitutes your acceptance of all the "Right To Use License". Please read the Right To Use License.

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