Pointwise Version 17.1 R4 is available for production use and includes several new features in addition to several bug fixes.
Pointwise now reads and writes files for the GridPro (www.gridpro.com) structured grid generation software from Program Development Co. Pointwise exports both structured and unstructured surface grids to GridPro's fixed surfaces file formats for use in GridPro as a geometry definition. Pointwise imports the structured volume grid files (both elemental and merged) generated by GridPro. These new capabilities allow the user of both codes to use Pointwise as a geometry preprocessor for GridPro and to use Pointwise to create a hybrid mesh on top of the grids generated by GridPro.
Compatibility with the CFD solver TAU (tau.dlr.de) from DLR is also included in this latest Pointwise release. TAU is known for its efficient parallel processing on hybrid unstructured meshes and its ability to handle flowfields from the subsonic to hypersonic.
Other new features in V17.1 R4 include
You can read about all the fixes in the Resolved Issues section of the Release Notes: www.pointwise.com/support/release-notes.html.
The new release is available for download from our web site: www.pointwise.com/downloads/.