Pointwise Announces Gridgen Teaching Partnership

FORT WORTH, TX (2 August 2003) – Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce a new program designed for academic institutions interested in using Gridgen as a teaching tool. Recognized academic institutions already having at least two Gridgen academic licenses can add ten additional licenses for the duration of a class at no additional charge. The additional licenses are only to be used for the class, and the instructor must certify this in writing.

Pointwise will provide you with extra support collateral such as copies of the latest Pointwise newsletter, Focal Point, application examples, and copies of the Pointwise Pointer. The Pointwise Pointer is a two-page document with a helpful user tip. In addition, Pointwise can also provide you with an online copy of the Gridgen training notes. These are the same notes used in our training course.

In return for these free licenses, Pointwise requests, during your period of performance, that you must provide us with at least one written report about your Gridgen usage. This article or paper must include background information about your department, program, or class, the results or anticipated results from using Gridgen, and at least one image showing a Gridgen mesh or a flow solution around a Gridgen generated mesh. These written articles or papers may be used for future newsletter articles and Gridgen marketing materials.

If you currently have academic Gridgen licenses and are considering the Gridgen teaching program, you may want to consider visiting the Pointwise office for Gridgen training. Your Gridgen license includes training that can help you make the most efficient use of your time when generating grids. The training course lasts three days and covers all aspects of Gridgen usage from geometry modeling through volume grid generation. You can find more information on the course and available dates in the Support area of our web site.

For more information about the Gridgen Teaching Partnership, please contact Ms. Heather McCoy at hlmccoy@pointwise.com or 888-GRIDGEN.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Gridgen runs on Unix, Linux, and Windows; generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid grids; and interfaces with CFD solvers such as Fluent, STAR-CD, and CFX as well as many neutral formats like CGNS (www.cgns.org). Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete preprocessing toolkit. Further information on Gridgen can be obtained from Pointwise's website, www.pointwise.com.

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