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Pointwise: The Choice for CFD Meshing

Generating meshes for computational fluid dynamics is neither easy nor fun. But mesh generation is where you have the most direct influence on how fast, how converged and how accurate your CFD solutions is. Because of that, you need a mesher that is flexible, robust and reliable.

How Meshing is Better with Pointwise


Mesh quality is the key to converged and accurate CFD solutions especially for viscous flows over complex geometry. With Pointwise, you get all the tools you need to achieve the desired results – high levels of automation plus intimate levels of control. Pointwise's structured grid techniques are the best available and our T-Rex technique for hybrid, boundary layer resolving meshes automates the rapid meshing of complex shapes. At the other extreme, you can even move grid points one at a time if that is what you need.

Hybrid, unstructured, quadrilateral and hexahedral mesh

This hybrid mesh for the DrivAer benchmark case illustrates quad-dominant surface meshing, unstructured hexahedral layer extrusion, and a tetrahedral clustering source behind the side mirror.


Pointwise is the workhorse that moves you confidently from dealing with less-than-perfect geometry models to formatting the grid for your flow solvers. Using our proprietary geometry kernel, you will import geometry models from native CAD and standard formats, work with both analytic (NURBS) and faceted (STL) geometry representations, and ensure that your geometry is watertight and ready to mesh with fault tolerant meshing and solid meshing.

Once your mesh is complete, you will export it and its boundary conditions to open-source, commercial, and standard CFD formats such as CGNS. And if Pointwise does not have built-in support for your preferred file format, you can add your own exporter with Pointwise's CAE Export Plugin SDK. Even the meshing process itself can be customized with templates and macros you write in our Tcl-based Glyph scripting language.


Our commitment to your success is only beginning with your Pointwise license. Whether you encounter a technical issue or just need advice to get the most from Pointwise, our industry-tested engineers are ready to help. Support and training are included with every license. We generate more than just grids – we are building long-term relationships.

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