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Contact Heather McCoy, 817-377-2807, hlmccoy@pointwise.com

Gridgen Now Supports STAR CCM+ & Kreila

Fort Worth, TX -- 17 May 2004 -- Pointwise released Gridgen Version 15.04 including a native interface to the new STAR CCM+ flow solver from the CD adapco Group. Also included in V15.04 are a geometry import utility for the Kreila pump design software and enhancements to the layer manager and unstructured surface mesh updating.

"We are fortunate to share many clients with the CD adapco Group and have maintained a native interface to their STAR-CD solver for several years," said John Chawner, Pointwise's President and co-founder. "It was natural for us to extend our relationship with them by including an interace to their next generation STAR CCM+ solver in Gridgen V15.04."

This latest Gridgen release also includes a utility for interfacing with Kreila, the pump design software from CFDnetwork Engineering. The utility reads design data from a Kreila model file and automatically generates a 3D model of the pump for meshing in Gridgen.

In addition to nearly 60 maintenance upgrades, Gridgen V15.04 also features two productivity enhancements. First, a right-click menu was added to the layer manager in order to provide swifter access to its functionality. Second, unstructured surface meshes on complex, 3D shapes now respond more robustly to mesh point changes on their boundaries through the addition of a new, local, point-insertion algorithm that avoids re-initialization of the entire mesh.

About Pointwise: Pointwise is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Gridgen runs on Unix, Linux, and Windows; generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid grids; and interfaces with CFD solvers such as Fluent, STAR-CD, and CFX as well as many neutral formats like CGNS (www.cgns.org). Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete preprocessing toolkit. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's web site, http://www.pointwise.com.

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