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End-of-Life Announcement for Gridgen

FORT WORTH, TX (18 January 2016) - Pointwise announces that the Gridgen end-of- life will happen in 2016. Support and maintenance of Gridgen will end when Pointwise V18 is released.

“Gridgen development began in 1984, when the bulk of aerospace computational fluid dynamics (CFD) research, development, and usage was conducted at government labs,” said John Steinbrenner, Pointwise executive vice president. “Its first U.S. release a few years later filled a pressing need for hundreds of scientists and engineers who previously had no means to generate complex structured grids. For 25 years, Gridgen development continued with implementation of innovative and best-in-class mesh generation features.”

“In a parallel effort initiated more than ten years ago, development of the namesake Pointwise product began, built upon a wholly new, modern architecture. All of Gridgen's meshing algorithms have since been ported to and improved in Pointwise, and Pointwise's overall feature set now dwarfs Gridgen's. I am pleased to say that we can confidently offer Pointwise as a superior replacement to Gridgen.”

Gridgen has been in maintenance-only mode since 2012. Upon request, customers with existing perpetual licenses will be sent a permanent Gridgen license file. Customers with annual licenses can purchase, at a special price, an unsupported, unmaintained permanent license if they need continued access to Gridgen.

Rick Matus, Pointwise executive vice president, added, “Since the first Pointwise release in 2007, we knew someday the end would come for Gridgen. While we will be providing a mechanism for existing Gridgen users to still have access to it for project continuity, we are looking forward to everyone moving forward with Pointwise. With free Pointwise training courses available in our office and online, it is an easy transition.” Pointwise training class schedule and syllabuses are available at www.pointwise.com/training.

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 and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

More information about Pointwise is available at www.pointwise.com.

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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For more information:
Andrea Alvarado
817-377-2807
news@pointwise.com

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