Gridgen V15.06 Released with Mac Port and Improved Mesh Extrusion

FORT WORTH, TX (30 December 2004) – Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.06 today. This latest release of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software features a port to the Mac OS® X operating system and a major new capability for mesh extrusion techniques.

The Mac port was strongly motivated by customers who have begun using Macs for CFD meshing, post-processing, and visualization. Mac OS X and Xserve provide a powerful and productive environment to handle the compute-intensive tasks and support workgroup data needs, while the Power Mac G5 is a desktop machine that people enjoy working with.

One CFD researcher said it best when he wrote, "We appreciate the responsiveness of our vendor partners who listen and respond to our changing computing needs. With Gridgen available on the Mac, we have a new, cost-effective option for fluid dynamics preprocessing."

Gridgen V15.06 also features a significant extension of the software's extrusion techniques for generating prism and hexahedral layers. Complex surface mesh topologies consisting of structured (quad) and unstructured (tri) surface meshes can now be extruded simultaneously into hexahedra and prisms. Also, existing surface grids can be used as the boundary condition for a new extrusion. Adjacent extrusions can differ in height, but still match point-to-point along their common boundary. Taken together, these two additions greatly expand the scope of geometries for which extruded layers can be generated.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for 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 ( 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 web site,

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