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Pointwise Training Courses

Attend a Pointwise training class and become a better mesh generator. Our experienced instructors will show you the best approaches to many common meshing challenges and how to use some expert tips and tricks to make your meshing jobs easier. If you are already a Pointwise expert, you can learn how to effectively use the newest features in Pointwise through our standard training or attend one of our new advanced classes to learn more about a particular area. It's an investment in yourself that will pay off for you and your company.

Upcoming Pointwise Classes

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

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


Pointwise Standard Training

This class is suitable for all, even those with no prior experience using Pointwise. And if you are already using Pointwise, this class will bring you up to speed on the latest features and show you some techniques to make your job easier. 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, the Pointwise Standard Training course includes

  • Constructing analytic (CAD) geometry
  • Creating and smoothing multi-block structured grids
  • Creating isotropic unstructured grids
  • Extruding structured and unstructured grids to create hybrid topologies
  • Modifying grids with Edit, Dimension and Distribute commands, and more
  • Using Solid Meshing and modeling to simplify working with CAD data
  • T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral meshing)
  • Overview of Glyph scripting

Glyph Scripting

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 the intermediate to advanced user or anyone who has attended the Pointwise Standard Training course.

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
  • 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

Advanced Structured Meshing

Polish your Pointwise structured meshing skills in this single day advanced course. Learn more about various topology choices and when they are appropriate for your geometry. Understand all of the attributes available for the elliptic smoothing used in the Solve command. See which diagnostics are most helpful in checking the quality of structured grids. This class is for advanced Pointwise users.

Using a mixture of lecture and hands on exercises, the Pointwise Advanced Structured Meshing course includes

  • Creating structured topologies on complex database models
  • Using Merge to work with geometry gaps and overlaps
  • Changing dimensions while maintaining computationally rectangular topology
  • Using the Distribute command for fine control of your connector grid point distributions
  • Specifying sets of spacing constraints using layers and masking
  • Working with unusual structured block face topologies
  • Troubleshooting common problems encountered

Advanced Glyph Scripting

Take your Glyph script writing skills to the next level in this single day advanced course. Discover how to import and organize entities for complex grid systems. Learn Glyph scripting techniques to address common pitfalls for structured and unstructured grid generation. See how to automate mesh quality evaluation for sets of grids using the Examine command. This class is for users who have attended the three day Glyph Scripting course or have experience with Glyph scripting.

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

  • Demonstrate intermediate and advanced Tcl syntax and commands
  • Illustrate how to handle I/O of large file sets
  • Show how to organize entities with advanced layer management
  • Discuss techniques for handling grid entity construction for realistic models
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of the elliptic and T-Rex solvers
  • Generate reports of grid quality using Examine diagnostics

Who

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

Where

Pointwise offers regularly scheduled training at our office in Fort Worth, Texas.

Travel Information

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

Pointwise Training at Your Site

If you cannot attend a training course at our offices in Fort Worth, TX, our engineers will travel to your company and teach one of our standard courses or a course customized to your needs. Having a course at your company allows you to get everyone who needs to use Pointwise trained at once. We will provide all training materials and software licenses; you just have to provide the facility.

Please note that there is a fee associated with having a course at your company. You can email us at training@pointwise.com if you would like to learn more from one of our technical support engineers.

Course Fees

  • All Pointwise courses in Fort Worth, TX are free for customers with current maintenance.
  • $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 course 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 Pointwise Standard Training and Glyph Scripting courses are both three days. The Advanced Structured Meshing and the Advanced Glyph Scripting courses are both one day.

On-site classes can be tailored in length 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 three day courses 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 did not know before, while learning how to incorporate Pointwise's more advanced capabilities into the grid generation process.

Our one day courses are oriented towards the advanced user and are recommended only if you already have significant experience.

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