Events at AIAA Aerospace Sciences to Include Demo of Overset Tools

FORT WORTH, TX (24 November 2009) – Nick Wyman, director of applied research at Pointwise, Inc., will present and demonstrate new Gridgen capabilities for integration and visualization of overset grid assembly on Tuesday, 5 January 2010 during the AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit in Orlando, Florida. His presentation will be at 5, 6:30 and 8 p.m. in the Pointwise hospitality suite. The suite will be open from 4:30 to 10 p.m. on 5 January, with snacks and drinks provided. Interested parties should check with the hotel's front desk for the suite number.

Wyman's presentation stems from a Phase 1 SBIR contact to be delivered in production code in early 2010.

Pointwise also will be showcasing its upcoming release of the Pointwise software, including solid meshing, with demonstrations at Booth 804 in the exhibit hall during the conference, which runs 4-8 January. The solid meshing suite of features represents an upgrade to the similar tools in Gridgen for solving the CAD interoperability problem by assembling, sometimes automatically, the CAD model into a topological solid, thereby closing gaps and overlaps.

Also, Pointwise will be raffling a Space Navigator 3D mouse from 3Dconnexion at the show. The 3-D motion controller will be supported by Pointwise V16.03 and will be available for demonstration in the booth. To enter the drawing, conference attendees should deposit their business cards in the container at the Pointwise booth. The drawing will be held on Thursday, the last day of the exhibits. Winners need not be present to win.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today -- mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company's Gridgen and Pointwise 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 scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph, and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner. Overset grid work is sponsored by Arnold Engineering Development Center, Air Force Materiel Command and the USAF.

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Jan Batts