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The Connector, the newsletter for CFD Mesh Generation from Pointwise

July / August 2011

Come Up to Speed at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

Customers who attend the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011 on 8-9 November will be the first to see and learn how to use the new features in Pointwise V17. The first day of the Pointwise User Group Meeting will be dedicated to hands-on training on some of our newest and most exciting features.

Pointwise V17 will be the first Pointwise release to support both 2D and 3D T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion). Our expert training team will cover all aspects of T-Rex and demonstrate how you can start using it for your own cases. To learn more about 2D T-Rex, see T-Rex Hybrid Meshing in Pointwise in this issue of The Connector.

Discover how Push Attributes, a new T-Rex feature, allows you to reduce the time it takes to set up a T-Rex mesh by automatically propagating the T-Rex attributes from blocks down to domains and connectors. Other unstructured features you will learn about are the addition of support of baffle surfaces (both isotropic and anisotropic) and pyramid crossing checks in the block solver.

On the structured grid side, we will be showing the revamped structured solver panel and the inclusion of sub-grids. Sub-grids allow you to take a region interior to a structured domain or block and smooth just that region of cells. This feature provides a great deal of flexibility for those times when you just need a little quick, localized smoothing.

You will also learn how Pointwise V17 will be able to directly read a wide range of CAD files such as CATIA V4, CATIA V5, Pro/Engineer, ACIS/SAT, Solidworks, STEP, Parasolid and NX. Learn how Pointwise V17, with its built-in native CAD readers and solid modeling features, should help alleviate many of the problems that come with trying to read in a CAD file from a neutral format.

In addition to hands-on learning about these features, you also will have the opportunity to sign up for one-on-one sessions with our support engineers. Bring a tricky geometry and receive some personalized help.

Make plans to attend and learn how to use these features and many others to make your meshing process more efficient.

For more information about training at the Pointwise User Group Meeting, go to www.pointwise.com/ugm/training.shtml.

To register for training, go to www.pointwise.com/ugm/register.shtml. Training at the Pointwise User Group Meeting fills up quickly, so register soon.


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