Techniques for meshing dirty geometry will be demonstrated on this CAD model of the DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Techniques for meshing dirty geometry will be demonstrated on this CAD model of the DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Pointwise to Host Webinar on Flexible Techniques for Dealing with Flawed Geometry

FORT WORTH, TX (16 November 2010) – Dr. Chris Sideroff will demonstrate Pointwise's flexible techniques for dealing with dirty geometry during a free webinar at 11 a.m. CST on 8 December 2010. The 45-minute webinar will show how to manage and clean up the geometry on the U.S. Navy Surface Combatant DTMB 5415 ship hull.

Among the techniques demonstrated during the webinar are automating cleanup of gaps and overlaps in CAD models using Fault Tolerant Meshing, producing watertight geometry with Solid Meshing and using it to speed up the meshing process, and generating missing CAD geometry with Pointwise geometry creation tools. How to make a grid when there is no CAD model also will be demonstrated.

To register for the webinar, go to

The session will include the opportunity to ask questions using instant messaging, with an oral discussion at the end of the presentation. Dr. Rick Matus, Pointwise vice president of sales and marketing, will be the moderator.

Dr. Sideroff, Pointwise sales engineer, earned his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering at Syracuse University in the area of personal microenvironment analysis. He used Gridgen for his graduate research and is an expert in Pointwise.

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

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Jan Batts
Pointwise, Inc.