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Pointwise Training Courses in CFD Mesh Generation

Attend a Pointwise training class and equip yourself to generate good grids using the best approaches to many common meshing challenges. Master the latest features and make your job easier while generating the results you want. It's an investment in yourself that will pay off for you and your company.

Upcoming Pointwise Classes

Pointwise Training Schedule
Glyph Scripting Course 15-17 Sep 2015 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Advanced Structured Course 07 Oct 2015 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Standard Course 20-22 Oct 2015 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Advanced Glyph Scripting Course 10 Nov 2015 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Standard Course 26-28 Jan 2016 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Standard Course 12-14 Apr 2016 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Standard Course 12-14 Jul 2016 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Glyph Scripting Course 13-15 Sep 2016 Fort Worth, TX Free*
Pointwise Standard Course 18-20 Oct 2016 Fort Worth, TX Free*

*Training Courses held in our Fort Worth, TX office are free for customers with current maintenance.

Email training@pointwise.com for information about additional courses that may be scheduled to meet demand.

Pointwise Standard Training Course

This class is suitable for all, even if you have no prior experience using Pointwise. It includes a full overview of the program, including thorough coverage of the graphical user interface style, interaction and customization.

Using demonstrations and hands-on experience, Pointwise Standard training includes

  • Database creation
  • Creating structured grids
  • Creating unstructured grids
  • Extruded grids and hybrid topologies
  • Edit, dimension and distribution commands, and more
  • Solid Meshing and modeling
  • T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral meshing)
  • Glyph 2 scripting

Glyph Scripting Course

Automate your meshing using Pointwise's Glyph scripting language. Our Glyph Scripting Course will show you how to use this powerful tool to work smarter and faster. Glyph is a full programming language with control constructs and commands for all of Pointwise's operations. It is based on the general scripting language Tcl/Tk. Our special Glyph course will include an overview of the Tcl/Tk language and instruction in how to script the most common meshing operations and generate basic Tk interfaces. This class is suitable for advanced users.

Using a mixture of lecture and hands-on exercises, the Glyph Scripting course will

Example of a Glyph script for automating airfoil meshing
Example of a Glyph script for automating airfoil meshing
  • Demonstrate how Glyph scripting can automate your mesh generation
  • Provide an example of a Glyph script for automating airfoil meshing
  • Demonstrate basic Tcl syntax and conventions
  • Illustrate how to transition from Glyph 1 to Glyph 2 scripts
  • Discuss best practices for database and grid entity generation
  • Discuss methods for connector dimensioning and distribution
  • Create meshes by using Glyph to extrude grid entities
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of elliptic solver functions
  • Generate reports on grid quality using Examine diagnostics
  • Set up boundary conditions for CAE solver file export
  • Create procedures for commonly used Glyph methods
  • Explain and demonstrate basic Tk widget creation


Classes are available for current users and those performing evaluations of our software.


Pointwise offers training at convenient locations:

  • Our offices in Fort Worth, TX
  • On-site at your office

Travel Information

For information about hotels, directions and things to do in Fort Worth, see our travel page.

Pointwise Training at Your Site

We will be happy to arrange training at your site for up to 25 attendees, working with you to customize classes to meet your specific needs.

Note: training facilities, including workstations, will be your responsibility. Email training@pointwise.com for more information.

Course Fees

  • Pointwise Standard Courses in Fort Worth, TX are free for customers with current maintenance.
  • $500 for non-customers who register for any training course in our Fort Worth, TX office.
  • $500 for customers who register for special off-site courses.
  • $1,500 per day for additional personalized training or consulting

The fee includes breakfast, snacks and lunch. Email training@pointwise.com for fee information for on-site training at your office.

Cancellation Policy

You must cancel a confirmed training reservation no later than seven calendar days prior to the start of the course. If you cancel after that time or fail to attend, your credit card will be charged the standard fee. This policy includes customers who register for training in our Fort Worth, TX, offices but fail to attend or cancel by the deadline.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days does the course last?

The class is three days long, but on-site classes can be tailored to meet your needs.

What are the hours?

Our classes usually run from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. each day. We ask trainees to arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. so we can get everyone registered the first day. We provide breakfast snacks so many people spend this time eating and getting to know the other trainees.

The class can end early on one or more days, depending on class discussion and additional problems trainees may have questions about. Whenever we do finish early, we use that time to work with trainees on geometry or grids they bring to class. We are happy to provide personalized advice for your own cases and find this helps cement what is learned in class.

The last day is the one most likely to end early. For Fort Worth classes, if you need to book a return flight, you probably would be safe in booking it after 5:30 or 6:00 p.m. Central Time.

I am an advanced user. Will I be bored?

Our classes cover beginning to advanced topics with our instructors tailoring the level of information they provide to the experience level of the class. Advanced users typically find the review of the basics in the class beneficial and pick up time-saving techniques they didn't know before, while learning how to incorporate Pointwise's more advanced capabilities into the grid generation process.

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