Pointwise Announces Special Program for CFX Users

FORT WORTH, TX (24 November 2003) – Pointwise, Inc. today announced a special program for engineers using the popular CFX and CFX-TASCflow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software. Between now and 31 January 2004, CFX users can add a Gridgen license to their existing CFX-Build preprocessor for 50 percent off Gridgen's list price.

“Many CFX users like Gridgen's flexibility in creating structured, unstructured, and hybrid grids all in one program,” said Dr. Richard Matus, Vice President, Sales and Marketing at Pointwise. “And when they factor in being able to use Gridgen's powerful scripting language to automate many tasks, Gridgen is a natural supplement for CFX users.”

Gridgen is a complete meshing toolkit used to generate three-dimensional (3D) grids for complex geometries in a production environment, often where CFD is mission critical. The software's origins are in the demanding U.S. aerospace industry, where Gridgen continues to earn its reputation for usability and high quality grids, both of which are vital for reliable simulations. Today Gridgen is used worldwide in aerospace, automotive, power generation, chemical process and other industries for which CFD is an integral part of the design process. Examples of where Gridgen is being used can be found online at www.pointwise.com/apps.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide use Pointwise's Gridgen software and services to create the “digital geometry” that enables computer simulation of a product's performance in a fluid environment. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's website, www.pointwise.com.

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. CFX, CFX-Build, and CFX-TASCflow are trademarks of ANSYS, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.