Pointwise Training Courses


Become a better mesh generator by taking our online training, attending a Pointwise training class at our offices in Fort Worth, TX or hosting a course 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. It's an investment in yourself that will pay off for you and your company.

Online Training

Get trained on your schedule and at your own pace, from wherever you want. The Pointwise Mesh Generation Foundations course gives you the flexibility to get up to speed quickly and make your grids more efficiently. Like our Pointwise Standard Training, this course is suitable for all users, including those with no prior experience with Pointwise.

The course provides a full overview of the software, including thorough instruction on the GUI, interaction and customization. Most lectures in the course are accompanied by work along files, allowing you to get that hands-on experience just as you would attending an in-person course. And better still, you can work through the lectures at your pace, or even substitute in your own cases to experiment on. The course includes

  • Introduction to the Pointwise Interface and Terminology
  • Manipulating and selecting Pointwise entities in an efficient manner
  • CAD Import and preparation for meshing using Fault Tolerant and Solid Meshing
  • Creation of analytical CAD surfaces
  • Creating and smoothing 2D and 3D structured meshes
  • Examining structured mesh quality metrics
  • Troubleshooting common structured mesh quality issues
  • Creating 2D and 3D isotropic unstructured grids
  • Setting up 2D and 3D viscous unstructured and hybrid meshes with T-Rex
  • Introduction to creating extruded structured and unstructured grids to form hybrid topologies
  • Examining unstructured and hybrid mesh quality metrics
  • Troubleshooting common unstructured and hybrid mesh quality issues
  • Modifying grids with Edit, Dimension and Distribute commands, and more

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Course Fees

Pointwise Mesh Generation Foundations is $1500 for a single user for 12 months. The online course is subscription based and will automatically renew at the end of the 12-month period, unless you cancel your subscription. More details can be found at the online course pages, training.pointwise.com.

Current customers with an academic license may request a 50% discount code to be applied during payment for course fees. Please email training@pointwise.com with your Customer ID to receive your discount code.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations for online training will receive a full course fee refund for up to 30 days provided the course has not been accessed. Otherwise, a pro-rated refund will be provided based on the percentage of the course completed.

Upcoming Classes in Fort Worth, TX

Regrettably all further in-house courses for the remainder of 2020 have been cancelled. All of us at Pointwise enjoy these opportunities to meet our users face to face, and know that we will schedule additional courses as soon as circumstances permit. For the time being, please consider our recently added online training course. You can find more information by clicking the Online Training tab at the top of this page, or go directly to the course pages at training.pointwise.com.

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 extrusion)
  • Introduction to 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 commands for all of Pointwise's operations. It is based on the general scripting language Tcl/Tk. Our 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 advanced users.

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

  • Demonstrate how Glyph scripting can automate your mesh generation
  • 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
  • Explain how to use Glyph to create and apply T-Rex growth profiles to unstructured blocks.
  • Set up boundary conditions for CAE solver file export
  • Create procedures for commonly used Glyph methods
  • Demonstrate how to use the Glyph Server to run scripts written in languages other than Tcl/Tk.

Who

In-person classes are available for current users and those performing evaluations of our software.

Where

Pointwise offers regularly scheduled in-person training at our office in Fort Worth, Texas.

Course Fees

All in-person courses at the Pointwise office in Fort Worth, TX are $2500 per person. The fee includes training materials, breakfast, snacks and lunch. Payment can be made directly on the Eventbrite registration page. We also accept credit card payment by phone and purchase orders. However, payment is due at the time of registration.

Current customers with an academic license may request a 50% discount code to be applied during payment for course fees. Please email training@pointwise.com with your Customer ID to receive your discount code.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Cancellations for in-person courses made at least one week prior to the scheduled start date of the course will receive a full course fee refund.

Frequently Asked Questions

How many days does the in-person course last?

The Pointwise Standard Training and Glyph Scripting courses are both three days.

What are the hours of the in-person courses?

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 in-person 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.

Pointwise Training at Your Site

If you prefer an in-person course and 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. Having a course at your company allows you to get everyone who needs to use Pointwise trained at once. Us coming to you is also more efficient for your schedule and more cost effective. We will provide all training materials and software licenses; you just have to provide the facility.

Please email us at training@pointwise.com for fee information and instructor availability.

Who

In-person classes are available for current users and those performing evaluations of our software.