Pointwise Ports Gridgen to IBM RS/6000 Workstations

New release also includes productivity improvements

BEDFORD, TX (15 April 1996) – Pointwise today announced the release of Gridgen Version 11 for IBM's family of RS/6000 workstations.

"This release is a direct result of numerous customer requests for an RS/6000 version of Gridgen, our computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis preprocessing product" said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "Porting a 3D graphics intensive program like Gridgen can be a difficult experience, but IBM's implementation of OpenGL and GL for AIX made it a relatively simple task. We are very happy with the graphics performance on the RS/6000."

Additionally, this Gridgen release saves engineers time with a new IGES-format file reader that is three times faster than the previous version and tools for automatically distributing analysis grid points to satisfy user-supplied constraints.

Gridgen is used by engineers and scientists in the preparation of quadrilateral and hexahedral meshes for use with CFD and other numerical analysis software. It is recognized for ease of use with its clean, well-managed graphical user interface and for the high quality grids that it produces. Gridgen is a complete preprocessing toolkit that includes geometry modeling, grid generation, and direct interfaces to software packages including TEAM, NPARC, VSAERO, INCATM, GASP, and CFX. Gridgen v11 is available for Silicon Graphics®, Hewlett-Packard®, and IBM® workstations.

Pointwise, Inc. is a premier supplier of grid generation software and services for the computational analysis community. In addition to developing, supporting, and marketing the Gridgen product family, the company is involved in numerous research and software development projects related to numerical grid generation.