Description

The Pointwise Viewer is a free tool (i.e. no license required) that delivers mesh viewing and examining capabilities. In particular, this tool allows you to do the following:

All other functionality available in Pointwise, is not available in the Pointwise Viewer.

 

Caution: Keep in mind that, with the exception of the tools listed above, the regular functionality available in Pointwise is not available in the Pointwise Viewer.

There are several ways to access the Pointwise Viewer:

  • Download from our website and install the Pointwise Viewer. As mentioned, no license is required to use this tool.
  • During the regular installation of Pointwise, you will be prompted to decide whether you would like to create a Start Menu folder and a desktop icon. If you chose to do so, you will have the options shown in the image below to launch the Pointwise Viewer.
  • <em>Pointwise Viewer</em> Launch
    During the regular installation of Pointwise, you will be able to create a Start Menu folder (left) and a desktop icon (right). Use any of these options to launch the Pointwise Viewer.
  • Launch Pointwise without a valid license or when all available licenses are in use. In any of these cases, a dialog will be displayed (shown below) prompting you to decide whether to launch the Pointwise Viewer or the License Wizard or to Exit the launch process.
  • <em>Pointwise Viewer</em> dialog when no license is found.
    Launching Pointwise without a valid license will present this dialog that will allow you to launch either the Pointwise Viewer or the License Wizard or to Exit the launch process.

Once the Pointwise Viewer is up and running, there are several indicators showing that you are currently using the viewer. A dialog will be displayed in the middle of the screen for 10 seconds indicating that you are running the Pointwise Viewer. Also, a watermark in the lower right corner as well as indicative Customer ID and product name shown in both the title bar and the Messages window. Furthermore, a warning in the Messages window indicates that the viewer cannot create nor export grid entities.

<em>Pointwise Viewer</em> Marks
Several indicators show that you are currently using the Pointwise Viewer. Furthermore, a warning in the Messages window indicates that the viewer cannot create nor export grid entities.