License Pointwise, Get a 3D Mouse for Free

FORT WORTH, TX (15 April 2010) - To celebrate the release of Pointwise V16.03 and its support for the 3D mouse from 3Dconnexion, Pointwise, Inc. is offering free 3D mice to the first 10 customers to license Pointwise V16.03. The first 10 customer sites to purchase a new or additional Pointwise license after the release of Version 16.03 will automatically be shipped one 3D mouse SpaceNavigatorTM by 3Dconnexion.

The 3D mouse gives control over X, Y, and Z translations and roll, pitch, and yaw rotations in a single, easy-to-operate device. With a few minutes of practice, anyone can quickly and precisely move a 3D model to any desired position and orientation.

Productivity and comfort are among the advantages of using a 3D mouse. The 3D mouse increases productivity by more than 20 percent, according to the white paper "The Economic Payback of 3D Mice," available at Traditional mouse clicks are reduced by up to 50 percent when the workload is spread across both hands, says VSI Risk Management and Ergonomics in "Reducing Physical Discomfort and Pain Among 3D Computer Users." For more information about 3D mice, see

Contest terms and conditions: Sites to receive a 3D mouse via this promotion will be based on the date a valid purchase order or payment is received by Pointwise, whichever comes first. There is a limit of one 3D mouse per customer site. The 3D mouse will be shipped to the person identified as the site's main user point-of-contact. Employees of Pointwise, Inc., its distributors and 3Dconnexion are not eligible. This promotion ends when the allocated 3D mice have all been awarded.

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 ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM® 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.

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Jan Batts
Pointwise, Inc.