Let's Talk Meshing

Let's Talk Meshing Events

Pointwise's Let's Talk Meshing interactive forums encourage discussion about various mesh generation topics through webinars, webcasts, and live events. We will apply Pointwise to solve a real-world problem or demonstrate a novel technique to accomplish a meshing task and then you will have the opportunity to ask questions and comment about what you saw.


CFD++ solution of the North American Eagle @ 700 MPH with design cycle 1 fairings. Composite image showing unstructured viscous mesh generated with Pointwise, overlaid by stream-wise velocity on ground & symmetry planes, vehicle surfaces colored by pressure and near surface streamlines

Attempting to Break the Land Speed Record with the Help of CFD

This webinar will discuss how the North American Eagle land speed record team used Pointwise and CFD++ to help design aft suspension fairings to reduce overall drag on the car while maintaining stability and control.

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Structured mesh on DTMB 5415 ship hull

Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations

In this webinar, we will demonstrate how to create a structured mesh suitable for low Froude number ship resistance predictions on the U.S. Navy Surface Combatant DTMB 5415 ship hull using hyperbolic extrusion and elliptic smoothing.

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How T-Rex Unstructured Meshing Aids Transonic Aircraft Drag Reduction

How T-Rex Unstructured Meshing Aids Transonic Aircraft Drag Reduction

Learn how Pointwise's anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion method (T-Rex) automates creating unstructured viscous meshes on complex geometries in a way that reduces the effort required to accurately predict drag.

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What's New in Pointwise V17

What's New in Pointwise

Pointwise is functionally equivalent to our legacy software, Gridgen. However, Pointwise contains many new capabilities that Gridgen does not. This webinar highlights the major new features that make Pointwise our next generation mesher.

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Unstructured Viscous Boundary Layer Meshing with T-Rex

Unstructured Viscous Boundary Layer Meshing: T-Rex

For the complex geometries encountered in modern analyses, creating boundary layer resolved meshes can be tedious and error prone. Pointwise's anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion method, T-Rex, is a robust and highly automated method for creating unstructured boundary layer meshes on complex geometries.

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Getting Started with Pointwise

Getting Started with Pointwise

If you haven't used Pointwise before or you are a Gridgen user, this webinar will familiarize you with Pointwise's meshing terminology, the user interface, and the general meshing process. We'll even point you to where you can get more information and training materials.

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Hybrid Meshing for a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

Hybrid Meshing for a Horizontal Axis Wind Turbine

This video walks you through the generation of a hybrid mesh for a horizontal axis wind turbine.

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High-fidelity, High-productivity CFD Simulations of Airflow over a Golf Club Head

High-fidelity, High-productivity CFD Simulations of Airflow over a Golf Club Head

The simulation of airflow over a golf club shows the CFD process from geometry creation through solution post-processing for two hybrid meshes: one made exclusively in Pointwise and one combining Pointwise with mesh generation tools developed at UTC SimCenter.

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Transonic Aircraft Model

Automating Viscous Meshing for a Transonic Aircraft Model Using Glyph Scripting

This webinar demonstrates appropriate meshing strategies while automating the grid generation process using Glyph scripting on the NASA Common Research Model from the 4th AIAA Drag Prediction Workshop.

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Multiblock Structured Meshing for a High Stagger Angle Rotor: Part 1

Multiblock Structured Meshing for a High Stagger Angle Rotor: Part 1

This two-part video is aimed at providing guidance in creating a CFD ready viscous multiblock structured mesh for a single passage of a high stagger angle axial rotor geometry.

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Multiblock Structured Meshing for a High Stagger Angle Rotor: Part 2

Multiblock Structured Meshing for a High Stagger Angle Rotor: Part 2

This two-part video is aimed at providing guidance in creating a CFD ready viscous multiblock structured mesh for a single passage of a high stagger angle axial rotor geometry.

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Dirty Geometry

Dealing With Dirty Geometry - Fault Tolerant Meshing

Pointwise's fault tolerant meshing heals the mesh over gaps and overlaps in the CAD geometry so you can proceed without having to get bogged down in CAD repair.

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Viscous Meshing

Viscous Meshing: T-Rex

This video demonstrates how Gridgen's T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) technique can be run from within Pointwise through the use of a script.

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Prism Extrusion

Viscous Meshing: Prism Extrusion

Extrusion of prism layers can be performed using a traditional algebraic technique in Pointwise as shown in this video.

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Structured Meshing

Structured Meshing

Pointwise's structured grid techniques generate high quality quad and hex grids as in this example for an axial rotor blade.

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CAE Preprocessing

CAE Preprocessing

Once your mesh is complete, you can use Pointwise to customize it for your flow solver including boundary and volume conditions.

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How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines

How to Master Hybrid Meshing for Wind Turbines

During this webinar, you will learn how to save time creating CFD meshes on the Sandia National Lab CX100 horizontal axis wind turbine using a combination of Pointwise’s structured and unstructured mesh techniques.

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Vertical Axis Wind Turbines

Parametric Optimization for Vertical Axis Wind Turbines Using Independent CFD Tools

In this webinar we will illustrate an automated methodology that can be applied to optimizing blade design with independent CFD tools.

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Working with Dirty CAD While Meshing a Naval Ship Hull

Working with Dirty CAD While Meshing a Naval Ship Hull

Pointwise reduces the time needed for mesh completion with its flexible techniques for dealing with dirty geometry. In this 45 minute webinar, you will learn how to deal with and clean up the geometry on the U.S. Navy Surface Combatant DTMB 5415 ship hull.

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Meshing for Axial Pumps

Quick High-Quality Structured Meshing for Axial Pumps

Pointwise reduces the time needed for high-fidelity CFD simulation of turbomachinery. In this webinar, we demonstrate the techniques used to create a multiple-block, structured mesh for the DARPA HIREP Axial Pump.

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