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Pointwise V18 is Now Available

Pointwise V18 is now available for download and production use. This is a major new release that greatly expands the software’s core meshing functionality as described below.

A hybrid mesh for the DrivAer benchmark geometry illustrating quad-dominant surface meshing (blue), unstructured hexahedral layers (colors), and a tetrahedral cell clustering source (behind the side mirror).

Figure 1: A hybrid mesh for the DrivAer benchmark geometry illustrating quad-dominant surface meshing (blue), unstructured hexahedral layers (colors), and a tetrahedral cell clustering source (behind the side mirror). +

  • Quad-dominant surface meshes can now be generated. This new technique is a highly automated method for generating unstructured meshes consisting primarily of quadrilaterals with relatively few triangles.
  • T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) has been extended to allow quad-dominant surface meshes to be used as the initial extrusion front for the generation of unstructured hexahedral layers.
  • Surface meshes (domains) and volume meshes (blocks) can now be retained, created, modified and examined in “mixed cell” format – a mixture of quadrilaterals and triangles for domains, a mix of hexahedra, tetrahedra, prisms, and pyramids for blocks.
  • Tetrahedral mesh cell sizes can now be controlled with geometry-based clustering sources.

A more complete list of new features in Pointwise V18 is available at www.pointwise.com/pw/new.shtml.

Download

To download and begin using Pointwise V18, go to the downloads page on our website, www.pointwise.com/downloads, or click the button below.

IMPORTANT: Pointwise V18 uses a different license manager (Reprise License Manager, RLM) than previous versions. You will need to do a complete install and request a new license.