Glyph Scripting with Python in Pointwise

[22 February 2017] Everyone has a favorite scripting or programming language with which they are most proficient and comfortable. There are a number of staunch Python advocates amongst our Pointwise users, and we have had several requests to add support for Python in our Glyph scripting language. When Glyph was originally developed, Python was still in its infancy and did not have near the user community or diverse set of useful third-party packages that are available today. However, with the recent release of Pointwise V18.0 R2, Python is now available to use as a scripting language in automating your meshing tasks.

We did not stop there. Pointwise now supports using virtually any scripting language one would choose. We have even made Python and Perl clients readily available for users to download from our Glyph Script Exchange. That is not all though. Glyph now works as a client-server allowing you to run scripts remotely or run Pointwise Glyph scripts concurrently alongside your active Pointwise session.

In this video, we demonstrate how to configure the new Glyph Server in Pointwise and add support for new scripting languages including Python. We will also introduce some example Python scripts that highlight the utility and value of these new Glyph features.

Discover how to:

  • Setup and configure your local environment to begin working with the new Glyph server in Pointwise V18.0 R2
  • Configure Pointwise to recognize scripting languages that you have installed locally
  • Use Python and a variety of other scripting languages to help automate your meshing tasks
  • Execute scripts to control Pointwise from a command line interface
  • Use Glyph in new ways to automate your meshing workflows


Description Format File Name File Size [MB]
Webcast Video File MP4 Pointwise-Webcast-Glyph-Scripting-with-Python-in-Pointwise.mp4 254
Example Python Script: PY .002
Perl Glyph Client:
Python Glyph Client:
SyncAndCapDisplays Example Python Script: PY

Glyph Scripting with Python in Pointwise is also now available on YouTube.

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