Pointwise Version 17.1 R3 is available for production use. In addition
to many resolved issues, this release includes new capabilities for
examining mesh quality metrics. In particular, you now have finer
control over the cutting planes used to visualize volume mesh cells. You
can now set either the number of cutting planes or the spacing between
them and the coordinate range over which they can be swept.
Other new features in V17.1 R3 include the following:
Shaded surface display of CAD geometry is much faster – 47 times
faster in one case.
The Kestrel CFD solver is supported in the CAE menu. Current support
is for AVMesh v1.0.
The CAE interface to Exodus II has been enhanced and now includes
support for baffles and T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion)
tets-to-prism cell agglomeration.
In the Glyph scripting language, an optional parameter has been
added to the closestPoint and intersectRay methods in the pw::Database
class that returns a Boolean value indicating whether a surface was
The Pointwise version number is now displayed in the window's title