This hybrid mesh for a gas stove burner generated by Nanjing TianFu shows how Pointwise's meshing flexibility produces high mesh quality in a short amount of time.

This hybrid mesh for a gas stove burner generated by Nanjing TianFu shows how Pointwise's meshing flexibility produces high mesh quality in a short amount of time.

Pointwise Expands Distribution in China

FORT WORTH, TX (13 May 2015) - Pointwise, Inc. has entered into a distributorship agreement with VINAS Co., Ltd. of Japan for sales and support of the Pointwise mesh generation software in China in conjunction with Nanjing TianFu Software Limited.

“Pointwise and VINAS have had a long and successful partnership providing excellent CFD [computational fluid dynamics] meshing software and services to engineers and scientists in Japan,” said Rick Matus, Pointwise vice president for sales and marketing. “We look forward to extending that same level of service to customers in China with the cooperation of Nanjing Tianfu Software Company.”

President and CEO of VINAS, Yasuhiko Fujikawa adds, “VINAS's successful partnership with Pointwise for more than 18 years gives us an advantage both strategically and geographically. We have a role in this new arrangement to provide Nanjing TianFu with the skills and know-how for applying Pointwise's functional advantages to research and design processes in the Chinese market.”

Nanjing TianFu was founded in 2011 by Ming Zhang under a Chinese government initiative. Dr. Zhang was motivated to start Nanjing TianFu to help manufacturing companies in China develop better products by supplying them with Computer Aided Engineering (CAE) services and software.

Dr. Zhang earned his bachelors and masters degrees from Tsinghua University in Beijing, China and his doctorate from Kyushu Institute of Technology in Kyushu, Japan. Before starting Nanjing TianFu, Dr. Zhang worked for ANSYS, Inc. and later Blue Ridge Numerics in Japan.

Dr. Zhang also sees benefit to this new agreement stating, “Pointwise, VINAS, and Nanjing TianFu share a common vision to provide reliable, high-quality preprocessing software and services in China. This strategic cooperation will be mutually beneficial to all three companies and to customers in China.”

In addition to representing Pointwise, Nanjing TianFu also represents FRIENDSHIP SYSTEMS, Germany and Software Cradle, Japan.

Nanjing TianFu Software Limited provides CAE analysis, consulting and industrial design services along with software development to high-tech industries in China. With both strong technical expertise and CAE engineering experience, Nanjing TianFu provides customers with a high level of engineering consulting services, including fluid analysis, finite element analysis, thermal analysis, electromagnetic analysis, noise analysis, optimization analysis to customers in heavy industry, automotive, electronics, chemical, gas, and aerospace.

VINAS Co., Ltd. has partnered with several of the world's leading technology developers and consulting companies and develops its own software tools to provide the best CAE solutions to industries such as aerospace, heavy industry, automotive, nuclear, electronics, environmental, and medical. VINAS strives to support its industry, research and academic customers with high-level reliable services and provides, supports and markets the following software, Pointwise, Fieldview, Helyx-SAS, SCULPTOR, TOSCA, TURBOdesign, TransMagic, V-FaSTAR, Phoenix, and its own Super Matrix Solver and CCNV.

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company's Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

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Andrea Alvarado