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Pointwise Technical Specifications

Meshing

Structured Quad/Hex

  • Transfinite Interpolation
    • Standard
    • Surface constrained
    • Linear and Polar
  • Elliptic PDE Smoothing
    • Laplace
    • Thomas-Middlecoff
    • Fixed Grid
    • Steger-Sorenson
    • Von Lavante-Hilgenstock-White
    • Angle and Spacing control per edge
    • Multigrid algorithm
    • Subgrids
  • Extrusion (incl. Re-extrude)
    • Chan-Steger - hyperbolic
    • Normal
    • Translate
    • Rotate
    • Path-based

Unstructured Tri/Tet/Hex

  • Delaunay and Advancing Front Methods
  • T-Rex tet extrusion for boundary layer resolution
  • Min and Max Edge Length
  • Decay Factor
  • Chordal Height Clustering
  • Turning Angle Clustering
  • Diagonalize Quad Grids
  • Baffles

Hybrid

  • T-Rex mesher with prism and hex cell agglomeration
  • Prism extrusion
    • Normal
    • Translate
    • Rotate
    • Path-based
  • Automatic Pyramid Insertion

Overset

  • Integrated overset grid assembly
  • Compatible with PEGASUS and Suggar++
  • Visualize holes, fringe, orphans and other key metrics

Point Distribution

  • Hyperbolic Tangent
  • Monotonic Rational Quadratic Spline
  • Geometric Progression

Mesh Diagnostics

  • Rules
  • Jacobian
  • Volume
  • Component Volume
  • Donor Volume Ratio
  • Donor Edge Length Ratio
  • Area
  • Edge Length
  • Length I
  • Length J
  • Length K
  • Volume Ratio
  • Area Ratio
  • Length Ratio I
  • Length Ratio J
  • Length Ratio K
  • Aspect Ratio
  • Smoothness I
  • Smoothness J
  • Smoothness K
  • Minimum Included Angle
  • Maximum Included Angle
  • Equiangle Skewness
  • Equiarea Skewness
  • Equivolume Skewness
  • Centroid Skewness
  • Wall Spacing
  • Wall Orthogonality
  • Database Associativity
  • Boundary Proximity
  • Surface Proximity
  • U,V Parameterization

Geometry Models

Read and Write

  • ACIS
  • CATIA V4 and V5
  • Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP)
  • NX
  • Parasolid
  • Pro/ENGINEER
  • SolidWorks
  • STEP
  • IGES
  • PATRAN
  • STL & VRML
  • NASTRAN
  • PLOT3D
  • UGRID
  • NMB

Create

  • Solid Models
  • Quilts
  • Surfaces of Revolution
  • Ruled Surfaces
  • Coons Surfaces
  • Sweep Surfaces
  • Fillets
  • Lines
  • Splines
  • Conics
  • Circles
  • Offset Curves
  • Points
  • Planes
  • Notes

Editing

  • Copy/Cut/Paste
  • Delete
  • Edit Curves
  • Extract
  • Insert
  • Intersect
  • Join
  • Least Squares Fit
  • Mirror
  • Orient
  • Periodicity
  • Project (Linear, Cylindrical, Spherical, Closest Point)
  • Rotate
  • Scale
  • Show/Hide
  • Sort
  • Spline Fit
  • Split
  • Stretch
  • Translate
  • Tweak (move individual grid points)
  • Undo/Redo

Miscellaneous

GUI and Scripting

  • OpenGL-based GUI
  • Tcl-based Glyph Scripting Language
  • Journaling, Echoing and Playback

Graphics

  • Display as wireframe, solid, shaded, or hidden line
  • Rendered in single or double precision
  • Print to PNG, BMP, and TIFF

Manage

  • Layer Manager (grid and geometry)
  • Selection Masks
  • Names
  • Groups

Supported Platforms

  • Microsoft Windows 7, 8, and 10 (64-bit)
  • Linux (64-bit)
    • Red Hat Enterprise
    • SUSE
    • Ubuntu
    • CentOS
  • Mac OS X 10.7 & higher (64-bit)
  • 3D Mouse Support
  • Leap Motion Support

Software Compatibility

A CAE Export Plugin SDK is available for you to write an exporter to your preferred format.

  • AcuSolve
  • ADPAC
  • AERO-F
  • ANSYS CFX
  • ANSYS Fluent
  • CFD++
  • CFDShip-Iowa
  • CFL3D
  • CGNS V3
  • CNSFV
  • Cobalt
  • COMO
  • CRUNCH
  • DTNS
  • Edge
  • Exodus II
  • FALCON
  • FANS
  • FDNS/UNIC
  • FieldView
  • FrontFlow
  • FUN3D
  • Gambit Neutral
  • GASP
  • Gmsh
  • GridPro
  • INCA
  • Kestrel
  • LAURA
  • NASTRAN
  • NCC
  • NPARC
  • NSAERO
  • NSU3D
  • OpenFOAM®
  • Overflow
  • PATRAN
  • PHOENICS
  • PLOT3D
  • PyFR
  • SCRYU
  • SC/Tetra V9
  • ShipIR
  • Splitflow
  • STAR-CCM+
  • STAR-CD
  • STL
  • SU2
  • TACOMA
  • TASCflow
  • TAU
  • TEAM
  • Tecplot
  • TETREX
  • Thermal Desktop
  • UCD
  • UGRID
  • USM3D
  • VRML
  • VSAERO
  • WIND, WIND-US
  • XPATCH