Airfoil designs from DesignFOIL are meshed automatically in Gridgen.

Airfoil designs from DesignFOIL are meshed automatically in Gridgen.

Pointwise Partners with DreeseCode Software

FORT WORTH, TX (14 January 2008) – Pointwise is announcing a new collaboration with DreeseCode Software, makers of the DesignFOIL software for airfoil and wing design and preliminary analysis. The collaboration includes DreeseCode's addition of Gridgen export to DesignFOIL and Pointwise's addition of a script for automatic computational fluid dynamics (CFD) grid generation to their Glyph Script Exchange.

"We are thrilled to be working with a domain expert like DreeseCode," said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "Through our partnership, we can facilitate the path to CFD for their customers by providing an automatic meshing application." Pointwise's Glyph scripting language lets customers and partners develop macros and templates for Gridgen. A fully automatic meshing template for DesignFOIL has been developed and posted to the Glyph Script Exchange on Pointwise's website.

John Dreese, president of DreeseCode Software LLC, said "Gridgen is the industry standard for preprocessing. And having a standard allows 3rd party developers like DreeseCode Software to focus on the niche specialties that we do best. Partnering with Pointwise is a win-win situation for all of our customers. Working with Pointwise has been very pleasant; the staff is knowledgeable, personable, and focused on customer satisfaction."

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

DesignFOIL from DreeseCode Software LLC is an airfoil generation, analysis, and export application for the Windows platform. Release 6 of DesignFOIL was developed over three years with the main goals of user-experience, utility, accuracy, work-flow and affordability. Utilizing many of the original NACA formulas, DesignFOIL quickly generates airfoils to your specifications and point concentrations. It also allows you to import airfoil coordinate files, manipulate them (camber, etc.), analyze them, put them in a simulated wing, export them to your favorite 3D CAD software directly or send them to Gridgen and use the Glyph-based grid-automation scripts.

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