Pointwise Adds Tecplot Interface to Gridgen

FORT WORTH, TX (21 August 2007) – Pointwise announces the addition of a native Tecplot interface to their Gridgen computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software.

"We recently polled our customers and asked about which file formats they use for data exchange within their CFD process," says John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "The file format most requested was the Tecplot native PLT file. So that's exactly what we added to Gridgen Version 15.10." Using the native interface, Gridgen users can seamlessly migrate their mesh data to Tecplot to take advantage of its special visualization capabilities.

"Tecplot and Pointwise have many customers in common that use Tecplot 360 and Gridgen in their daily work. Our two companies have been working together to improve the integration of our products to increase the productivity of our common customers," says Mike Peery, president of Tecplot, Inc. "Working with the people at Pointwise has been a delight for they share our values in doing the right thing for our customers."

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for CFD. Pointwise's Gridgen software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as FLUENT, STAR-CD®, and ANSYS CFX® as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete CFD preprocessing toolkit. More information about Gridgen is available on Pointwise's website, www.pointwise.com.

Founded in 1981, Tecplot, Inc. delivers visualization software for engineers and scientists to analyze, discover, and communicate results. In 1988, the company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market. Since then, Tecplot, Inc. has been applying and influencing the latest advances in plotting capabilities, and Tecplot has become the visualization tool of choice for over 30,000 engineers and scientists around the world.

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