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Pointwise Training Courses

Become a better mesh generator by attending a Pointwise training class at our offices in Fort Worth, TX, online or at your company. 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 Classes in Fort Worth, TX

Pointwise Standard Training 06-08 February 2018
Pointwise Standard Training 17-19 April 2018
Pointwise Standard Training 10-12 July 2018
Pointwise Standard Training 11-13 September 2018

Email training@pointwise.com for information about additional courses that may be scheduled to meet demand or to be placed on a waiting list for an existing course.

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.

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 Solid 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.

Example of a Glyph script for automating airfoil meshing

Example of a Glyph script for automating airfoil meshing.

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

  • 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 - Online Class

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 intermediate to advanced Pointwise users.

Propagating connector dimensions in structured topologies.

Propagating connector dimensions in structured topologies. +

This class is divided into a morning and afternoon session; therefore, please register for each class session separately.

Session One

  • Organizing and supplementing your database geometry
  • Tips for creating topologies on your database entities
  • Choosing topology styles for various geometric features
  • Working with unusual structured block face topologies
  • Understanding the full ins and outs of the structured solver

Session Two

  • How the Dimension command helps you maintain your grid's rectangular computational dimensions
  • Using the Distribute command for fine control of your connector grid point distributions
  • Tricks using layers and masking to easily access sets of spacing constraints
  • Using Merge to work with overlapping topology
  • Getting the most out of Examine to troubleshoot your grid

Advanced Glyph Scripting - Online Class

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.

Glyph 2 provides a text-based, procedural, object-oriented interface to all Pointwise features.

Glyph 2 provides a text-based, procedural, object-oriented interface to all Pointwise features. +

This class is divided into a morning and afternoon session; therefore, please register for each class session separately.

Session One

  • Demonstrate intermediate and advanced Tcl syntax and commands.
  • Create procedures for commonly used Glyph methods.

Session Two

  • Explain and demonstrate the use of elliptic solvers.
  • Explain and demonstrate the use of the T-Rex solver.
  • Generate reports of grid quality using Examine diagnostics.


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


Pointwise offers regularly scheduled training at the following locations:

  • Our office in Fort Worth, Texas
  • Online
  • Onsite at your company

Travel Information

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

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.

Register Today

Pointwise training courses tend to fill up quickly so register now and reserve your spot today.