Recent News Releases from Pointwise

High-Order Mesh Generation for CFD Now Available in Pointwise

20 September 2018

The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software delivers high-order, curved mesh generation, the fundamental building block required by the next generation of CFD solver software that promises dramatic increases in solution accuracy and computational efficiency.

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2018

Better Boundary Layer Resolution Added to Pointwise’s CFD Meshing Software

Better Boundary Layer Resolution Added to Pointwise’s CFD Meshing Software

23 August 2018

Pointwise has released a new, updated version of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software. Building on experiences gained through participation in CFD workshops, this new release includes the ability to customize the near-wall mesh for accurate and efficient boundary layer resolution.

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Speakers Announced for Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018

Speakers Announced for Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018

9 August 2018

The lineup of presenters for the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth on 14-15 November has been announced.

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Best Meshing Practices from PAW04

Best Meshing Practices from PAW04

3 August 2018

Pointwise, Inc. has compiled their recommended meshing strategies developed while creating meshes for the 3rd and 4th AIAA Propulsion Aerodynamics Workshops into a case study, “Meshing Strategies for Propulsion Aerodynamics”.

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Workshop on Attaining Reliable CFD Predictions in Marine and Wind Energy

Workshop on Attaining Reliable CFD Predictions in Marine and Wind Energy

31 July 2018

Pointwise, a worldwide leader in CFD preprocessing, is hosting the Pointwise Marine and Wind Energy Workshop in Hamburg, Germany on 18 September 2018.

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The Ultimate Guide to Writing Import and Export Plugins

The Ultimate Guide to Writing Import and Export Plugins

17 July 2018

Pointwise, Inc., the choice for CFD meshing, announced a new white paper, “The Ultimate Guide to Writing Import and Export Plugins,” that will help you fully integrate Pointwise into your workflow by customizing it with your file formats.

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Now Accepting Entries for Pointwise’s Meshy Award Contest

10 July 2018

Pointwise is accepting entries for the Meshy Award Contest for the most outstanding mesh generated using Pointwise. The winner will be announced on 15 November 2018 during the Pointwise User Group Meeting.

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Pointwise V18.1 New Features Supporting Overset Meshing and Automation

Pointwise V18.1 New Features Supporting Overset Meshing and Automation

26 June 2018

Pointwise has released the webinar, “Meshing Automation and Adaptability in Pointwise V18.1” which details the new features supporting overset meshing and automation tools in Pointwise.

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Pointwise Proposal for Geometry Kernel Support Selected by Air Force

Pointwise Proposal for Geometry Kernel Support Selected by Air Force

11 June 2018

Pointwise's Phase I Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) proposal “Computational Geometry Kernel Support” has been selected for award negotiation by the U.S. Air Force.

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Webinar on Improving Your Proficiency with Pointwise

Webinar on Improving Your Proficiency with Pointwise

5 June 2018

Pointwise, the choice for CFD meshing, released an on-demand webinar that helps to improve your proficiency with Pointwise by doing a meshing walk-through of a CFD benchmark.

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There is Something for Everyone at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

There is Something for Everyone at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

8 May 2018

Registration for the Pointwise User Group Meeting held in Fort Worth on 14-15 November 2018 is open.

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Call for Papers Now Open for Pointwise User Group Meeting

Call for Papers Now Open for Pointwise User Group Meeting

10 April 2018

Pointwise, Inc. now accepting abstracts for technical presentations to be given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018 on 14-15 November in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Mesh Automation and Adaptability at Forefront of Major New Pointwise Release

Mesh Automation and Adaptability at Forefront of Major New Pointwise Release

5 April 2018

Pointwise has released a major update to its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software.

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Pointwise Proposal for High Order Mesh Generation Selected by NASA

Pointwise Proposal for High Order Mesh Generation Selected by NASA

13 March 2018

Pointwise's Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase II proposal “High Order Mesh Curving and Geometry Access” has been selected for award negotiation by NASA.

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Pointwise Named Small Business of the Year by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

Pointwise Named Small Business of the Year by Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce

6 March 2018

Pointwise received the 2018 Small Business of the Year Award from the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce at Mayor Betsy Price’s Annual State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center on 20 February 2018. John Chawner accepted the award on behalf of Pointwise.

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Woeber, Gantt, Wyman Win AIAA Best Paper Award

Woeber, Gantt, Wyman Win AIAA Best Paper Award

23 January 2018

Pointwise engineers Carolyn Woeber, Erick Gantt, and Nick Wyman were presented with the AIAA Meshing, Visualization, and Computational Environments Best Paper award at the 2018 AIAA Science and Technology Forum and Exposition (AIAA SciTech Forum) in Kissimmee, Florida on 9 January 2018.

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2017

Pointwise Announces New Geometry Kernel, Geode, Now in Beta Testing

Pointwise Announces New Geometry Kernel, Geode, Now in Beta Testing

27 December 2017

Pointwise announces Project Geode and the availability for beta testing of a geometry modeling kernel for computer-aided engineering (CAE) simulation software.

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Pointwise Named Finalist for Fort Worth Small Business of the Year

Pointwise Named Finalist for Fort Worth Small Business of the Year

27 December 2017

The Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce has named Pointwise a finalist for 2018 Small Business of the Year award, presented by Independent Bank.

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Webinar on the Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency

29 November 2017

Pointwise, GoVirtual, and Metacomp Technologies will host a joint webinar entitled “The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency” at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6) on 13 December 2017.

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Latest Pointwise Meshing Software Facilitates Scripting and Customization

28 September 2017

The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software, while primarily a maintenance release, includes a new script customization capability.

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Pointwise Used to Improve Existing Mesh Adaptation Solutions

21 September 2017

In the webinar, “Towards Mesh Adaptation with Pointwise”, we will introduce adaptation in Pointwise and how this upcoming feature is used to improve upon existing mesh adaptation solutions.

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Pointwise Workshop in Germany

Pointwise Meshing Technology Conference in Stuttgart

22 August 2017

Pointwise, a worldwide leader in CFD preprocessing, is hosting the Pointwise Meshing Technology Conference in Stuttgart, Germany on 4-5 December 2017.

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Pointwise Workshop in Korea

Workshop: Pointwise Improves CFD Analysis for Marine Applications

11 July 2017

Pointwise, Inc. and TAEYANG IT Co., Ltd, are collaborating to bring a Let’s Talk Meshing Workshop to Daejeon, Korea on 16 October 2017.

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Pointwise Workshop United States

Learn How Pointwise Makes CFD Fast, Accurate, and Reliable

29 June 2017

Pointwise's Let's Talk Meshing Workshop series comes to the Washington D.C. area on 22 August, bringing a host of new material and techniques to the CFD community.

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Latest Pointwise Meshing Software Includes Graphics Improvements

Latest Pointwise Meshing Software Includes Graphics Improvements

17 May 2017

The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software, while primarily a maintenance release, includes new graphics capabilities.

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Envenio customers can now access Pointwise meshing flexibility, quality, and automation in an on-demand setting.

Pointwise and Envenio Join Forces on Demand

10 May 2017

Pointwise, Inc. and Envenio have signed a co-licensing agreement to offer both products, Pointwise and EXN/Aero, on-demand, on HPC cloud-host Nimbix.

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A hybrid viscous volume mesh for the optimized surfboard design was created using Pointwise's T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) algorithm.

Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise & CRUNCH CFD Webinar

4 April 2017

Pointwise and CRAFT Tech will host a joint webinar entitled “Big Wave Surfboard Optimization Using Pointwise & CRUNCH CFD” on 25 April 2017 at 10 a.m. CT (UTC-5).

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2016

Demonstration of Pointwise's new Glyph Server capability with vastly expanded scripting opportunities.

Pointwise Broadens Script Language Support for CFD Mesh Generation

27 December 2016

The latest release of Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software has been extended such that its Tcl-based Glyph scripting language can be called from any scripting language including Python.

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A hybrid boundary layer resolved volume mesh generated from a quad-dominant surface mesh and T-Rex results in a predominantly flow-aligned hexahedral near-body grid.

Webinar on Unstructured Quad & Hex Meshing Using Pointwise

28 November 2016

Pointwise will present a webinar entitled, “Unstructured Quad & Hex Meshing Using Pointwise” on 14 December at 10 a.m. CST (GMT-6).

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Pointwise provides users several tools to help identify potential problems with imported CAD, and repair these issues either on the geometry itself or by healing grid entities.

Pointwise Webcast - Removing CAD Tools Ambiguities

11 October 2016

Pointwise will premiere a Let's Talk Meshing webcast entitled, “Mastering Geometry Cleanup Tasks in Pointwise” on 26 October at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT-5).

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The winning 3-D structured Pointwise grid was used for the purpose of printing a 3-D pavilion on view at Cheekwood Gardens in Nashville, Tennessee.

Branch Technology Team Wins Pointwise Meshy Award

22 September 2016

Dr. C. Bruce Hilbert and Melody Rees of Branch Technology have been named recipients of the Pointwise Meshy Award for their 3-D structured mesh of a pavilion.

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Pointwise V18's new quad-dominant and hexahedral layer techniques were used to generate this hybrid mesh for the DrivAer automotive benchmark case. The off-body mesh is colored by cell volume. A clustering source has been placed behind the side mirror to resolve its wake flowfield.

Unstructured Quadrilaterals & Hexahedral Layers Added to Pointwise Meshing Software

6 September 2016

Pointwise announces a major new release of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software featuring unstructured quadrilateral surface meshing, unstructured hexahedral layer extrusion, and tetrahedral mesh clustering using sources.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016

Speakers Announced for Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016

1 August 2016

The lineup of presenters for the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth on 21-22 September has been announced.

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Pointwise V18 Interactive Training Sessions at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

25 July 2016

Attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting will be some of the first people in the world to learn about the latest features in the new Pointwise V18 release.

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Now Accepting Entries for Pointwise's Meshy Award Contest

1 June 2016

Pointwise is accepting entries for the Meshy Award contest for the most outstanding mesh generated using Pointwise.

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Various meshed components of the DrivAer benchmark model.

Pointwise Webcast will Demonstrate Strategies for Localized Remeshing for Parametric Models

10 May 2016

Pointwise will premiere a Let's Talk Meshing webcast entitled, “Localized Remeshing Strategies for Parametric Models in Pointwise” on 25 May at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT-5).

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Registration Begins for Hands-On Training with Pointwise V18 at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

Registration Begins for Hands-On Training with Pointwise V18 at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

4 April 2016

Registration for the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 21-22 September 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas is now open.

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Hybrid volume mesh generated for the vehicle using Pointwise's T-Rex algorithm.

Stanford Solar Car Team Races to Aerodynamic Efficiency

14 March 2016

Tecplot, SU2, Stanford Solar Car Project and Pointwise will present a joint, 30-minute webinar entitled, “The Stanford Solar Car Project's Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency” on 5 April at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT - 5).

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Pointwise Opens User Group Meeting Call for Papers

Pointwise Opens User Group Meeting Call for Papers

29 February 2016

Pointwise, Inc. is accepting abstracts for technical presentations to be given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 21-22 September 2016 in Fort Worth, Texas.

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This coarse mesh for aircraft landing gear from the 3rd AIAA Workshop on Benchmark Problems for Airframe Noise Computations was reworked in Pointwise Version 17.3 R5 for use in a future project.

New CFD and Geometry Interfaces in Pointwise Meshing Software

8 February 2016

Pointwise announces the latest release of its meshing software featuring updated native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and geometry codes.

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Gridgen

End-of-Life Announcement for Gridgen

18 January 2016

Pointwise announces that the Gridgen end-of- life will happen in 2016. Support and maintenance of Gridgen will end when Pointwise V18 is released.

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Resulting adapted mesh and pressure coefficient (Cp) contours for flow around an ONERA M6 wing.

Pointwise Webcast Will Demonstrate Best Meshing Practices in Pointwise for FUN3D

12 January 2016

Pointwise will premiere a Let's Talk Meshing webcast entitled, “Meshing Considerations for Adjoint-based Mesh Adaptation” on 27 January at 10 a.m. CST (GMAT -6).

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2015

Automobile overset mesh solution using Pointwise, Suggar++ and Caelus.

Pointwise, Suggar++ and Caelus Feature Overset Grid Generation

18 November 2015

Applied CCM Canada, Celeritas Simulation Technology and Pointwise will present a joint, 30 minute webinar entitled, “Overset Grid Generation and CFD using Pointwise, Suggar++, and Caelus” on 8 December at 10 a.m. CST (GMT -6).

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Winning image for the Pointwise Wallpaper Contest 2015. It is a mesh around a Formula 1 tire with grooves: a surface mesh is shown, as well as slices through the interior.

Tessa Uroić Wins Inaugural Pointwise Wallpaper Contest

10 November 2015

Pointwise just completed its first ever Wallpaper Contest to celebrate meshing artistry. The contest gave people who generate meshes for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with the Pointwise software a chance to show off the aesthetic aspects of their grids.

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Using OpenVSP and Glyph Scripting in Pointwise enables engineers to more readily run high fidelity experimental design and parametric trade studies during conceptual design.

Pointwise Webcast Will Demonstrate Automated Meshing for Analysis in Conceptual Design

14 October 2015

Pointwise will premiere a Let's Talk Meshing webcast entitled, “Using Automated Meshing for Analysis in Conceptual Design” on 27 October at 10 a.m. CDT (GMAT -5).

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Pointwise (bottom) is compatible with conceptual design geometry exported from ESP (top).

More Compatibility in Latest Pointwise Mesh Generation Software

22 September 2015

Pointwise announces the latest release of its meshing software featuring new native interfaces to computational fluid dynamics (CFD) codes.

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Pointwise Globe

Pointwise Awarded U.S. Air Force Contract for CFD Mesh Generation Development

14 September 2015

Pointwise has been awarded a 2-year, $1.2 million contract from the U.S. Air Force Materiel Command, Arnold Engineering Development Complex for continued enhancement and maturation of the company's overset grid assembly feature suite and related technologies.

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Pointwise Globe

Pointwise Brings Its Let's Talk Meshing Workshop to Germany

8 September 2015

The first international Pointwise Let's Talk Meshing Workshop is being co-hosted by Pointwise and CFD Beratung at the Höchstleistungsrechenzentrum (HLRS), Universität Stuttgart on Monday, 16 November in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Hybrid volume mesh generated for the full DrivAer model using Pointwise's T-Rex with cells colored by volume.

Pointwise, Sculptor and OpenFOAM® Webinar to Feature Automotive Design Optimization

25 August 2015

Pointwise and Optimal Solutions will present a webinar entitled “Automotive Design Optimization using Pointwise, Sculptor, and OpenFOAM” on 15 September at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT - 5).

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Pointwise Webcast will Show-Off Updates in Grid Extrusions and Boundary Conditions

16 June 2015

Pointwise will premiere a Let's Talk Meshing webcast entitled, “Grid Extrusions & Boundary Conditions: What's New?” on 30 June at 10 a.m.

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Overset Grids and Leap Motion

Better Overset Grids and Leap Motion Support in Latest Pointwise Release

28 May 2015

Pointwise announces the latest release of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software with enhanced overset grid generation capabilities.

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Plugins integrate with the Pointwise user interface to export CAE files.

Pointwise Webcast Will Introduce Plugins for CAE Software Compatibility

27 May 2015

Pointwise will host a Let's Talk Meshing webcast on 10 June at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT -5) during which we will describe how to write a CAE plugin for Pointwise that exports meshes to your custom file format.

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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

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.

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Easily visualize overset assembler results using new Examine options.

Learn, Explore, Mingle with Pointwise at AIAA Aviation 2015

11 May 2015

With the AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition 2015 being held in its backyard, Pointwise is extending Texas hospitality to meeting attendees with some special activities.

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Using the latest version of T-Rex, prisms and hexahedral elements can coexist in the same grid. Note the near-field hybrid block matches point-for-point the outer structured block. The inset image displays the pressure contours on the surface of the vehicle as it operates at transonic speeds.

Pointwise, TotalSim Webinar to Feature Inexpensive, Accurate CFD Results

7 April 2015

Pointwise and TotalSim will present a webinar entitled “Land-Speed Record Attempt Uses High-Fidelity, High-Speed CFD” on 28 April at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT - 5).

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The new overset Examine diagnostic shows fringe/donor volume ratio in this example of an aircraft wing.

Pointwise V17.3 Webinar Introduces Overset Tools

17 February 2015

Pointwise will present a webinar at 10 a.m. CST (GMT -6) on 26 February to introduce overset grid assembly tools in Pointwise Version 17.3.

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Overset Grid Assembly in Latest Pointwise Release

13 February 2015

Pointwise announces the latest release of its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring direct integration with overset grid assembly (OGA) software.

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Tcl and Glyph are used to customize the meshing process in Pointwise.

Let's Talk Meshing Features Introduction to Meshing Automation via Scripting

3 February 2015

Introduction to Glyph Scripting, a means to customize mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics, will be the focus of a Pointwise Let's Talk Meshing interactive forum at 10 a.m. CST (GMT -6) on 11 February.

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Engineers at Applied CCM created this high-quality structured submarine mesh with Pointwise for a naval hydrodynamics customer.

Pointwise Names New Distributors for Canada and India

12 January 2015

Pointwise, Inc. has signed distributorship agreements with Applied CCM Canada and KFour Metrics of India for sales and support of the Pointwise mesh generation software in those respective countries.

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2014

Dr. Steve Karman Joins Pointwise's Research Team

29 December 2014

Pointwise announces the addition of Dr. Steve L. Karman Jr., formerly of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SimCenter, to its Applied Research Team.

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Pointwise Forum to Focus on Structured Hexahedral Grids

2 December 2014

Pointwise will host a Let's Talk Meshing interactive forum on techniques for creating structured hexahedral grids with Pointwise.

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Prof. Bensow Awarded Pointwise Meshy Award for Best Mesh

4 November 2014

Prof. Rickard Bensow of Chalmers University of Technology has been named recipient of the Pointwise Meshy Award for his grids relating to how cavitation on a ship propeller is affected by the installation upstream of energy efficiency improving stator blades that change the propeller inflow.

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Pointwise Announces Presenter Lineup for User Group Meeting

17 September 2014

Presentations representing a wide range of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications and techniques will highlight the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 on 29-30 October in Anaheim, California.

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CFD Simulation Webinar to Feature Pointwise President

4 September 2014

John Chawner, president of Pointwise, Inc., will address the current and future states of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and how CFD impacts design during a webinar hosted by ENGINEERING.com at 2 p.m. EDT (GMT -4) on 16 September.

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Pointwise Short Course to Be Advanced Structured Gridding

2 September 2014

Advanced Structured Gridding will be the topic of the short course presented during the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2014 in Anaheim, California.

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Pointwise, ADS Webinar to Feature Tips for CFD Analysis of Volutes

12 August 2014

Pointwise and AeroDynamic Solutions (ADS) will present a webinar entitled “Mesh Topology Influence on Volute Aerodynamic Performance Computed Using Code Leo” on 27 August at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT − 5).

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Faster, More Efficient Hex Layer Mesh Generation in Latest Pointwise Release

5 August 2014

Pointwise announces the latest release of its eponymous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software in which the ability to rapidly generate layers of hexahedral cells has been significantly enhanced.

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Pointwise, Stanford SU2 Team to Present Workshop

31 July 2014

Pointwise and the SU2 team at Stanford University will present a workshop 29-30 September that will walk attendees through the end-to-end meshing, analysis and design process in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) using Stanford's open source CFD code, SU2.

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Pointwise Forum to Focus on Complex Geometries, Very Large Grids

23 July 2014

Pointwise will host a Let's Talk Meshing interactive forum at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT -5) on 6 August to discuss tips for handling complex geometries and very large grids.

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Pointwise Opens Contest for Best Mesh

9 July 2014

Pointwise is accepting entries for the Meshy Award contest for the most outstanding mesh generated using Pointwise.

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Pointwise V17.2 Webinar Introduces Unstructured Hexahedral Extrusion

20 May 2014

Pointwise will present a webinar at 10 a.m. CDT (GMT -5) on 3 June to introduce unstructured hexahedral extrusion using T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) in Pointwise V17.2.

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Pointwise Opens User Group Meeting Call for Papers

21 April 2014

Pointwise, Inc. is accepting abstracts for technical presentations to be given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 29-30 October 2014 in Anaheim, California.

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Hybrid Hex-Tet Meshing in Latest Pointwise Release

14 April 2014

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring an extension of the company's advanced T-Rex hybrid meshing technique to generate near-wall layers of hexahedral cells.

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Webinar to Feature Supersonic Aircraft Design with Pointwise and SU2

8 April 2014

Pointwise will host a joint webinar on 29 April with Stanford University, Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics entitled “Supersonic Aircraft Shape Design Powered by SU2 and Pointwise.”

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Pointwise to Host Live Q&A Session on Structured Gridding

15 January 2014

Pointwise is hosting a live question-and-answer session on YouTube on 29 January to answer questions and provide more details about a prerecorded video of structured grid generation for an aneurysm.

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2013

Pointwise and OpenFOAM® Techniques Featured in Turbine Webinar

19 November 2013

Pointwise is hosting a free webinar entitled Estimating the Power Requirement of a Rushton Turbine Using Pointwise and OpenFOAM® at 3 p.m. CST (GMT-6) on 11 December.

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Meshing Roundtable Recognizes Pointwise for Meshing Contest and Meshing Maestro

8 November 2013

A mesh generated by Pointwise engineers Travis Carrigan and Carolyn Woeber won the International Meshing Roundtable (IMR) Meshing Maestro and Meshing Contest awards at the recent 22nd IMR in Orlando, Florida.

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Webinar Features Latest Capabilities in Pointwise

21 October 2013

Pointwise will host a webinar at 10:30 a.m. CST (GMT -6) on 7 November highlighting the new capabilities in its latest software release.

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Pointwise Introduces GridPro Compatibility

30 September 2013

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, now compatible with the GridPro grid generator.

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Webinar Presents CFD Analysis of Cavitation and Acoustics in Water Injection Pump

22 August 2013

Combustion Research and Flow Technology (CRAFT Tech), CEI and Pointwise will present a joint, 30-minute webinar at 10 a.m. CDT (-5 GMT) on 12 September on how to utilize the best CAE tools to investigate and understand the complex cavitation phenomena occurring in high energy water injection pumps.

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Mesh Diagnostics and Solver Interfaces Featured in Latest Release of Pointwise

10 June 2013

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software which includes enhanced techniques for evaluating mesh quality and new native interfaces to CFD solvers.

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Overcoming Structured Gridding Pitfalls Webinar Offered by Pointwise

4 June 2013

Pointwise will present the second in the Meshing Forensics webinar series, “Overcoming Common Structured Gridding Pitfalls,” on 20 June at 10 a.m. CDT.

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Pointwise Meshing Forensics Webinar Gives Solutions for the Unexpected

23 April 2013

Pointwise will present “Meshing Forensics: How to Recover When Things Go Wrong,” a free webinar, at 10 a.m. (CDT) on 8 May.

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CRAFT Tech Team Wins Pointwise Meshy Award

25 March 2013

A team of CRAFT Tech engineers – Dr. Vineet Ahuja, James Chenoweth, Don Kenzakowski and Zisen Liu – has won the Pointwise Meshy Award for its grid of a low head safety injection (LHSI) pump for nuclear power plants, constructed for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) performance studies.

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Updated Pointwise Software Meshes Boundary Layers Using Fewer Cells

14 February 2013

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, which includes a refactored algorithm for agglomerating cells in a hybrid mesh.

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Webinars Focus on New Capabilities in Pointwise's CFD Meshing Software

6 February 2013

Pointwise Version 17.1's new capabilities, from new CAE solver compatibility to an advancing front algorithm for unstructured surface meshing, will be the subject of a free webinar on 21 February hosted by Carolyn Dear Woeber and Erick Gantt.

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Meshing Forensics Course Offers Clues for Better Meshes at Pointwise User Group Meeting

4 February 2013

Pointwise is offering a special short course, Meshing Forensics: How to Recover When Things Go Wrong, on 19 March as part of the Pointwise User Group Meeting.

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Diverse Presentations to Highlight Pointwise User Group Meeting 2013

10 January 2013

Presentations representing a wide range of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) applications will highlight the Pointwise User Group Meeting here on 19-20 March.

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2012

New Meshing Algorithm, Faster I/O in Latest Release of Pointwise Meshing Software

31 December 2012

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, which includes a new advancing front algorithm for unstructured surface mesh generation and improvement in file reading and writing that yield up to a hundred-fold speedup.

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Pointwise Opens Meshy Award Contest for Best Mesh

17 December 2012

Pointwise is accepting entries for the Meshy Award contest for the most outstanding mesh generated using Pointwise or Gridgen. The winner will be announced on 20 March 2013 during the Pointwise User Group Meeting.

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Pointwise to Host Free Seminar, Demos, and Reception at AIAA Aerospace Sciences

13 December 2012

With the 51st AIAA Aerospace Sciences Meeting being held in its backyard, Pointwise is extending Texas hospitality to meeting attendees by hosting some special activities, beginning with a free Glyph Scripting Seminar on Sunday, 6 January at the Gaylord Texan Convention Center in Grapevine, TX.

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Vote on Pointwise User Group Meeting Short Course Topic

6 November 2012

Pointwise is offering the opportunity for customers to vote on the topic for an hour-long short course to be presented at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 19-20 March 2013. The short course will be offered in addition to training on new features and special topics.

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Pointwise Webinar to Demo CFD Drag Reduction for Speed Record Try

16 October 2012

Pointwise, Inc. will team with aerodynamics engineer Darren Grove and Kevin Colburn, sales manager at CEI, in a free webinar that will demonstrate how North American EagleTM (NAE) has used computational fluid dynamics (CFD) to design aft suspension fairings to reduce drag on their supersonic ground vehicle in preparation for an attempt to break the land speed record of 763 mph with a goal of 800 mph.

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Wikki Brasil Named New Pointwise Distributor

27 August 2012

Pointwise, Inc. has signed a distributorship agreement with Wikki Brasil, a company founded earlier this year in Rio de Janeiro.

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New Gridgen Release Improves Boundary Layer Hybrid Mesh Generation

23 August 2012

Pointwise announces the latest release of its cornerstone Gridgen software for computational fluid dynamics mesh generation, which includes several improvements to automated generation of hybrid meshes for viscous flows.

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Updated Meshing Software from Pointwise Adds Compatibility with 3 More CFD Solvers

20 August 2012

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software. This update includes new native grid and boundary condition export for Stanford's SU2, Scientific Simulations' NSU3D, and W.R. Davis' ShipIR.

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Pointwise Issues User Group Meeting Call for Papers

13 August 2012

Pointwise announces the latest release of its cornerstone Gridgen software for computational fluid dynamics mesh generation, which includes several improvements to automated generation of hybrid meshes for viscous flows.

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Mike Remotigue Joins Pointwise

6 August 2012

Dr. Michael Remotigue, veteran computational fluid dynamics researcher, has joined the development team at Pointwise, Inc. after nearly 21 years at Mississippi State University.

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Webinar Will Show Rapid, High-Quality Meshing for Ship Drag Analysis

31 July 2012

Pointwise, Inc. will present a free webinar “Structured Meshing for Low-Speed Ship Maneuvering Simulations” at 11 a.m. CDT on 22 Aug. Presenters will be Dr. Chris Sideroff and Travis Carrigan, technical sales engineers.

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Pointwise Sponsors SAE Design Competition

24 April 2012

Pointwise, Inc. is sponsoring five teams for the SAE Collegiate Design Series 2012, as well as the SAE Aero Design East and West competitions this spring.

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Pointwise Webinar to Demonstrate Application of T-Rex Meshing to Drag Reduction Studies

17 April 2012

Pointwise will host a free hour-long webinar at 11 a.m. CDT on 2 May on the topic “How T-Rex Unstructured Meshing Aids Transonic Aircraft Drag Reduction.”

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What's New in Pointwise Webinar Set for 11 April

5 April 2012

Pointwise, Inc. will host a webinar – What's New in Pointwise – at 11 a.m. CDT on 11 April, the last in a three-part series, Introducing the Latest Meshing Productivity Enhancements in Pointwise.

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Pointwise and CT Core Technologies Partner for Native CAD Readers

2 April 2012

Pointwise announces that the ability to read computer aided design (CAD) files in the recently released Pointwise Version 17 software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation is based upon technology licensed from CT Core Technologies.

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Pointwise Webinar to Demo Mastering Complex Geometries with T-Rex

29 March 2012

Pointwise, Inc. will host a webinar – Unstructured Viscous Boundary Layer Meshing: T-Rex – at 11 a.m. CDT on 4 April, the second in a three-part series, Introducing the Latest Meshing Productivity Enhancements in Pointwise.

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Pointwise Webinars Will Highlight Productivity Enhancements

21 March 2012

Pointwise, Inc. will host a series of webinars titled Introducing the Latest Meshing Productivity Enhancements in Pointwise in conjunction with the release of the latest version of its mesh generation software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

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Latest Release of Pointwise's CFD Software Includes an Advanced Hybrid Mesher and Native CAD Readers

20 March 2012

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software. This major update includes an advanced implementation of the T-Rex hybrid meshing technique for viscous flows and native readers for computer aided design (CAD) files.

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Pointwise Donates Computer-Aided Engineering Software to UT Arlington

21 February 2012

Pointwise, a Fort Worth-based software company, has donated 30 fully supported licenses of its software for the Computer Aided Design Lab in Woolf Hall at The University of Texas at Arlington.

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2011

Webinar on Golf Club Aerodynamics Features Pointwise Software

15 November 2011

Pointwise, Intelligent Light and the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga SimCenter will present a free webinar at 11 a.m. CST on 7 December that illustrates the various steps of the complete computational fluid dynamics (CFD) process typically followed in aerodynamic analyses of realistic geometries.

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Böttcher Named Pointwise Meshy Award Winner

10 November 2011

Dr. Michael Böttcher of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology was named winner of the Pointwise Meshy Award at the Pointwise User Group Meeting here on 10 November.

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Pointwise Announces Large Software Donation to Syracuse University

3 October 2011

Pointwise is pleased to announce the donation of 36 fully-supported licenses of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software to the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the L.C. Smith College of Engineering and Computer Science at Syracuse University.

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T-Rex in the Real World Chosen Short Course for Pointwise User Group Meeting

26 September 2011

T-Rex in the Real World: Troubleshooting Difficult Grids will be the topic of the training short course on 8 November during the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth, TX.

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Pointwise Webinar to Demonstrate Time-Saving Automation Techniques for CFD Meshing

19 September 2011

Pointwise will host a free, hour-long webinar entitled Automating Viscous Meshing for a Transonic Aircraft Model Using Glyph Scripting at 11 a.m. CDT on 5 October.

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Speakers Named for Pointwise User Group Meeting

12 September 2011

Thirteen presenters have been announced for the Pointwise User Group Meeting in Fort Worth, TX, on 8-9 November. Presentations range from aerospace and wind energy to a billion-cell meshing case study.

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Wikki Australia to Distribute Pointwise CFD Meshing Software

28 July 2011

Pointwise, Inc. has signed a distributor agreement with Wikki Australia, founded this year by veteran computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modeler Dr. Darrin Stephens to service the computational needs of the Oceania region.

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Vote for Short Course Training Topic at Pointwise UGM

19 Jun 2011

Pointwise users will be able to vote for the topic for a special training short course offered during the user group meeting here 8-9 November. The application-based course will be in addition to the much anticipated Pointwise Version 17 training.

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Master Hybrid Meshing with Upcoming Pointwise Webinar

21 Jun 2011

Learn how to use Pointwise's hybrid techniques to accurately capture the large range of flow-scales when meshing horizontal axis wind turbines during a free webinar at 11 a.m. CDT on 13 July.

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Pointwise Awarded Overset Meshing Research Contract

24 May 2011

Pointwise, Inc. has been awarded an SBIR Phase II contract by the U.S. Air Force Arnold Engineering Development Center to streamline overset mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) analysis.

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Wake Resolution Added to Pointwise's Hybrid Mesher for CFD Accuracy

31 March 2011

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Gridgen computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, featuring an update to the T-Rex hybrid meshing technique that allows for the resolution of wakes and other off-body flow phenomena.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting Call for Papers

21 March 2011

Pointwise is seeking computational fluid dynamics (CFD) enthusiasts who want to share their Pointwise or Gridgen meshing successes with the CFD community during the Pointwise User Group Meeting on 8-9 November in Fort Worth, TX.

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CFD Webinar to Demonstrate Automating Blade Design Optimization

21 March 2011

Drs. Chris Sideroff and Durrell Rittenberg will present an hour-long webinar at 9 a.m. PDT on 14 April, demonstrating how to automate the process of optimizing blade design with best in class computational fluid dynamics (CFD) tools.

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Pointwise Sponsors SAE Design Competition

14 March 2011

Pointwise, Inc. is a sponsor of the SAE Aero Design West competition to be held at Thunderbird Field in Dutch Branch Park in Fort Worth, TX, on 18-20 March.

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Pointwise Engineer to Speak on Meshing at OpenFOAM® Workshop

28 February 2011

Dr. Chris Sideroff will speak about multi-block structured meshing and preprocessing for OpenFOAM® turbomachinery analysis at the 6th OpenFOAM Workshop at Pennsylvania State University on 13-16 June.

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2010

Lastest Release of Pointwise CFD Mesher Features Hybrid Boundary Layer Meshing

23 November 2010

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software with a wide ranging set of new tools.

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

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.

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End of Life Announcement for Gridgen's Native CAD Readers

4 November 2010

Pointwise announces the end of life (EOL) of the Gridgen Native CAD Reader (NCR) product effective 31 December 2010.

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Pointwise Offers Free License for SAE Aero Design Competition

7 September 2010

As a sponsor of SAE International's Aero Design® West, Pointwise is making its computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software available without charge to students participating in the SAE Aero Design competition in both the east and west events.

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Overset Grid Assembly Tools Featured in Latest Gridgen Release

31 August 2010

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Gridgen computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring an extensive suite of new tools for coupling mesh generation with overset grid assembly (OGA).

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End of Life Announced for Gridgen on Mac OS X 10.3

10 June 2010

Pointwise, Inc. today announced that Gridgen Version 15.15 will be the last version of the Gridgen computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software to support Apple's Mac OS X 10.3.

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Fast Wind Turbine Meshing with Pointwise to be Presented at Windpower

17 May 2010

Dr. Chris Sideroff, Pointwise technical sales engineer, will discuss high fidelity computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations of a horizontal axis wind turbine using viscous unstructured meshes in Booth 12448, the booth of Pointwise partner ACUSIM, at Windpower 2010. He will speak May 24 at 2 p.m., May 25 at noon and May 26 at 10 a.m.

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End of Life Announced for Pointwise on Mac OS X 10.4

5 May 2010

Pointwise, Inc. today announced that Pointwise Version 16.03 will be the last version of the Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software to support Apple's Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger.

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Ollivier-Gooch Named Pointwise Visiting Researcher

3 May 2010

Pointwise announces Dr. Carl Ollivier-Gooch has been named Visiting Researcher for the summer of 2010.

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License Pointwise, Get a 3D Mouse for Free

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.

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Customize Pointwise for Your Solver Using CAE Plug-in

5 April 2010

The latest release of Pointwise's mesh generation software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing features CAE plug-in, an API for customizing the product to export mesh and boundary condition data for a CFD solver or other CAE software file format.

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Pointwise Partners with 3Dconnexion for 3D Mouse Support

29 March 2010

The latest release of Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software includes support for 3Dconnexion's complete line of award-winning 3D mice, giving design engineers a more intuitive and comfortable design process that helps increase productivity.

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Pointwise CFD Meshing Software Compatible with Windows 7

22 March 2010

Pointwise today announced the release of its flagship computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software for Windows 7, Microsoft Corp.'s newest operating system.

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Pointwise V16.03 Attacks CAD Interoperability Issues

4 March 2010

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software featuring tools for addressing problems associated with computer aided design (CAD) geometry data.

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Applications, Technology to Highlight Pointwise User Group Meeting

11 February 2010

Presentations on topics ranging from aerospace to wind energy applications to scripting and hybrid meshing technology will highlight Pointwise's User Group Meeting on 13-14 April in Fort Worth, TX.

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Pointwise Partners With Go Virtual for CFD Meshing

21 January 2010

Pointwise, Inc., has announced a partnership with Go Virtual Nordic AB for the distribution of Pointwise software in Sweden, Norway and Denmark.

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2009

Events at AIAA Aerospace Sciences to Include Demo of Overset Tools

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.

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Latest Gridgen Release Cuts Hybrid Mesh Sizes by More Than Half

24 November 2009

Pointwise today released the latest update to its Gridgen meshing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) with new tools for drastic size reductions in hybrid meshes.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2010 Call for Papers

20 November 2009

Pointwise has announced a call for papers for its 2010 User Group Meeting on 13-14 April in Fort Worth, Texas. Abstracts of 500 words or less are due 31 January 2010.

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Pointwise Celebrates 15th Anniversary

13 November 2009

Pointwise, Inc., the leading, independent provider of mesh generation software and services for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), celebrated its 15th year on 11 November.

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Native AcuSolve Interface Added to Latest Pointwise Release

22 July 2009

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Pointwise software featuring a new native interface to ACUSIM's AcuSolveTM computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.

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Pointwise Interns Win for Muffin Mesh

21 July 2009

Pointwise interns have been named winners in the Intern Hero contest conducted by Little Debbie® Muffins. Their winning entry, seeking to answer the question "Are Little Debbie Muffins Aerodynamic?", included a three dimensional model of a muffin created by Pointwise® software and a flow visualization.

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Bigger, Better Hybrid Meshes With New Gridgen Release

18 June 2009

Pointwise announces the latest release of its Gridgen software featuring new techniques for generating larger and higher quality hybrid meshes for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

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Pointwise Working with USAF to Improve Overset Meshing

12 May 2009

Pointwise has contracted to work with the U.S. Air Force to improve overset meshing as part of the Air Force's Small Business Innovation Research program, according to Nick Wyman, Pointwise's director of Applied Research.

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Pointwise Polls Users on CFD News Sources

8 April 2009

Pointwise, Inc. is taking a survey to determine where CFD engineers get their news.

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New Pointwise Release Focuses on Mesh Quality and Evaluation

12 January 2009

Pointwise, Inc. announces the latest release of their Pointwise mesh generation software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) featuring mesh quality evaluation and monitoring tools.

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2008

Pointwise V16.02 Will Be Last Release Available for IRIX

19 December 2008

Pointwise announced today Pointwise Version 16.02 will be the last release available for the SGI IRIX operating system. It will continue to be available on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X operating systems.

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Hybrid Meshing Made Faster and More Efficient in Latest Gridgen Release

19 November 2008

Pointwise announces the latest release of their Gridgen software featuring improved performance for the anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion technique for highly-automated, high-quality, hybrid mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics.

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OpenFOAM® CoAuthor to be Visiting Researcher at Pointwise This Autumn

2 September 2008

Pointwise announced today Professor Hrvoje Jasak of Wikki Ltd. and University of Zagreb, Croatia will collaborate with Pointwise this autumn as a visiting researcher.

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Hybrid Meshing Advanced in Latest Gridgen Release

6 August 2008

Pointwise announces the latest release of their Gridgen meshing software with enhanced hybrid mesh generation capabilities for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

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Chief Test Pilot to Keynote Pointwise User Meeting

10 August 2008

Pointwise is pleased to announce that Mr. Jon Beesley, Director and Chief Test Pilot at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, will deliver the keynote address at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008 on 6 November 2008.

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Pointwise Releases First Major Update of Next Generation Meshing Software

30 May 2008

Pointwise, Inc. released today the first major update to Pointwise, their meshing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). This latest release continues the migration of meshing functionality from Gridgen, and adds several unique, time-saving capabilities to Pointwise.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008

29 May 2008

Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2008 will be held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth on 5-6 November 2008.

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Steve Karman to be Visiting Researcher at Pointwise This Summer

29 April 2008

Pointwise announces that Dr. Steve L. Karman Jr. of the SimCenter: National Center for Computational Engineering at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga will spend a month at Pointwise's Fort Worth, Texas headquarters as this summer's visiting researcher.

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Pointwise Partners with DreeseCode Software

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.

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2007

More CAD Interoperability Choices Added to Gridgen

17 December 2007

Pointwise announces the release of Gridgen Version 15.11, the latest version of our reliable CFD meshing software. This latest release features upgrades to the Native CAD Readers (NCRs) for importing geometry directly from computer-aided design (CAD) file formats.

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A New Era in CFD Meshing Begins Today

8 October 2007

After more than four calendar years and over 25,000 person hours of development time, Pointwise, Inc. today released its next generation meshing software, named Pointwise.

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Pointwise Adds Tecplot Interface to Gridgen

21 August 2007

Pointwise announces the addition of a native Tecplot interface to their Gridgen computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software.

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Pointwise Announces Special Offer for STAR Users

18 June 2007

Pointwise recently announced a special offer for engineers using the popular computational fluid dynamics (CFD) solvers from CD-adapco.

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Nick Wyman to Head New Research Group at Pointwise

8 June 2007

Pointwise is pleased to announce that Nick Wyman has been named Director of Applied Research. The goal of the new Applied Research Group is to partner with other companies and government organizations on development projects that will directly impact Pointwise's products.

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Pointwise and CADNexus Announce CAPRI CAE Gateway Interface to Gridgen

16 May 2007

Pointwise and CADNexus announce the release of the CAPRI2NMB interface between CADNexus' CAPRI CAE Gateway and Pointwise's Gridgen meshing software.

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Gridgen Now Available for Windows Vista

10 May 2007

Pointwise announced today the availability of its CFD meshing software, Gridgen, for workstations running the Windows Vista operating system.

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End of Life (EOL) Notice for Gridgen on Tru64, IRIX 6.4, and HP-UX on Itanium

6 May 2007

Pointwise today announced that Version 15.10 will be the last release of their Gridgen software to support workstations running HP's Tru64 operating system, older versions of SGI's IRIX operating system (IRIX 6.4 and earlier) and HP-UX on Itanium.

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Gridgen Mesh Appears on X-Plane Express Mail Stamp

30 April 2007

The United States Postal Service (USPS) recently issued an Express Mail stamp featuring NASA's X-15 aircraft. The stamp image also shows a CFD grid generated using Pointwise's Gridgen software.

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Automated Unstructured Viscous Meshing Featured in Gridgen V15.10

30 March 2007

Pointwise announces the release of Gridgen Version 15.10, the latest version of their popular CFD meshing software. The major new feature in Gridgen V15.10 is a novel technique for generating high-quality unstructured meshes for viscous CFD analysis called anisotropic tetrahedral meshing.

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Pointwise's Next-Generation CFD Meshing Software Released for Beta Testing

20 February 2007

Pointwise has released its next-generation CFD meshing software for beta testing. The eponymous Pointwise software is the result of over 20,000 hours of development and represents the future of reliable CFD meshing.

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Pointwise Adds New Sales Partner in China

12 January 2007

Pointwise recently partnered with Shanghai Feiyi Computational Technology Ltd. (SFCT) to market Gridgen, Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, in China.

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2006

Pointwise Adds New Sales Partner in Israel

9 August 2006

Pointwise recently partnered with the Israeli Computational Fluid Dynamics Center (ISCFDC) to market, sell and support Gridgen, Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, in Israel.

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Gridgen Ported to AMD Opteron for Linux and Windows

2 May 2006

Pointwise announces the availability of their CFD meshing software, Gridgen Version 15.09, on Microsoft Windows and Linux workstations powered by the AMD Opteron processor.

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Gridgen Ported to Silicon Graphics Prism Deskside

3 April 2006

Pointwise announces the availability of their CFD meshing software, Gridgen Version 15.09, on the Silicon Graphics Prism Deskside workstation.

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Solid Modeling Now Available with Release of Gridgen V15.09

15 March 2006

Pointwise announces the latest release of their computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software, Gridgen Version 15.09, featuring the addition of solid modeling and solid meshing.

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2005

Meshing API Released for Public Use

8 December 2005

Pointwise announces the public release of UGC API V2, software and documentation for an application programming interface (API) for unstructured meshing software.

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Pointwise Announces Special Program for FLUENT Users

30 September 2005

Pointwise recently announced a special program for engineers using the popular computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software FLUENT.

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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2006

30 September 2005

Pointwise is pleased to announce the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2006 will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel Dallas/Fort Worth Airport in Irving, Texas on 24-25 April 2006.

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Gridgen Version 15.08 Now Up To 15 Times Faster

27 July 2005

Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.08 today. This latest release of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software includes a major enhancement of the software's numerical techniques for hexahedral grids.

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Pointwise, Inc. Starts User Script Exchange Site

26 May 2005

Pointwise, Inc. has established the Glyph Script Exchange (www.pointwise.com/glyph) on their website for Gridgen users to share Glyph scripts with each other. GridgenGlyph is Gridgen's scripting language.

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Gridgen Version 15.07 Released with More Geometry Modeling Capabilities

10 May 2005

Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.07 today. This latest release of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software features major additions to Gridgen's geometry modeling capabilities including trimmed surface creation and IGES export.

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Changes Announced for Gridgen's Hardware Support

17 March 2005

Pointwise announced changes to the hardware platforms supported by Gridgen, their CFD meshing software. This announcement adds to and amends announcements previously made on 28 June 2004 and 2 June 2003.

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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005

14 March 2005

Pointwise is pleased to announce the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 will be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on 25-26 April 2005.

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2004

Gridgen V15.06 Released with Mac Port and Improved Mesh Extrusion

30 December 2004

Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.06 today. This latest release of computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software features a port to the Mac OS® X operating system and a major new capability for mesh extrusion techniques.

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Pointwise/Intelligent Light Aerospace Client Briefing

16 November 2004

The 8th Annual Pointwise/Intelligent Light Aerospace Client Briefing and breakfast will be held 11 January 2005 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the AIAA's 43rd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.

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Pointwise Celebrates 10th Anniversary

10 November 2004

Ten years ago today, two CFD engineers founded Pointwise to seek solutions to the top problems facing engineering analysts: meshing and preprocessing for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).

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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 Call for Papers

17 September 2004

Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce the Gridgen User Group Meeting 2005 will be held at the Renaissance Worthington Hotel in Fort Worth, Texas on April 25-26, 2005.

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Gridgen Version 15.05 Released

3 September 2004

Pointwise, Inc. released Gridgen Version 15.05 today. This latest maintenance release of our CFD meshing software features a new port to HP's Itanium-based workstations running HP-UX 11 and expanded Native CAD Reader Support.

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Computational Fluid Dynamics Pre and Postprocessing to Become Powerful New Mac Tools

3 September 2004

In a move that will bring the renowned user experience of Macintosh together with the industry's leading grid generator and post processor, Pointwise and Intelligent Light are pleased to jointly announce the upcoming availability of their respective CFD (computational fluid dynamics) pre- and post-processing software, Gridgen and FIELDVIEW, for Mac OS X.

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End Of Life (EOL) Notice for Gridgen on AIX

28 June 2004

Pointwise, Inc. announced today that Version 15 will be the last major release of their Gridgen software to support IBM's AIX operating system.

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Gridgen To Support CATIA V5 and Itanium

1 June 2004

Pointwise announced today future versions of their flagship computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software, Gridgen, will have the ability to read CATIA® V5 native format files and run natively on HP-UX 11.0 on Itanium®.

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Gridgen Now Supports STAR CCM+ & Kreila

17 May 2004

Pointwise released Gridgen Version 15.04 including a native interface to the new STAR CCM+ flow solver from the CD adapco Group.

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Gridgen Extends Support for WIND and Cobalt

23 April 2004

Pointwise released Gridgen Version 15.03. This latest release of our CFD meshing software includes a native interface to the new unstructured WIND CFD solver and a double-precision option was for the Cobalt CFD solver interface.

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Recent Gridgen Update Expands Native CAD Readers, Adds Interactive CAD Model Fault Checking

24 March 2004

Pointwise has released Gridgen Version 15.02, a recent update of our CFD meshing software. Two new capabilities in the software add to Gridgen's ability to read native format CAD files and handle sloppy geometry models.

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Pointwise Adds New Sales Partners in Spain and Turkey

25 February 2004

Pointwise recently added two new international distributorships to market and sell Gridgen, Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software.

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Gridgen User Group Meeting 2004

9 February 2004

Pointwise is pleased to announce the first Gridgen User Group Meeting to be held in our hometown of Fort Worth, Texas on 5-6 April 2004.

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2003

Pointwise Announces Special Program for CFX Users

24 November 2003

Pointwise, Inc. today announced a special program for engineers using the popular CFX and CFX-TASCflow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.

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Pointwise Adds Gridgen Sales Partners For India and Italy

4 November 2003

Pointwise, Inc. recently added to the roster of international sales partners for Gridgen, Pointwise's computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software.

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Pointwise / Intelligent Light Aerospace Client Briefing

22 October 2003

The 7th Annual Pointwise / Intelligent Light Aerospace Client Briefing and breakfast will be held 6 January 2004 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the AIAA's 42nd Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.

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Gridgen Version 15.01 Released

9 October 2003

Pointwise, Inc. has released Gridgen Version 15.01, the first enhanced release of their CFD meshing software. Included among the 189 improvements are major enhancements to mesh extrusion and the scripting language.

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U.S. Navy Awards Pointwise a Research Contract for Creating Watertight Solid Geometry for CFD Meshing

17 September 2003

Pointwise, Inc. has been awarded a research contract from the U.S. Naval Air Warfare Center for a feasibility study of software techniques for converting computer-aided design (CAD) data into solid models suitable for computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing.

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Pointwise Announces Gridgen Teaching Partnership

2 August 2003

Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce a new program designed for academic institutions interested in using Gridgen as a teaching tool.

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Pointwise Opens Annual Holiday Card Design Contest

12 July 2003

Pointwise, Inc. issued a call for entries for the third annual Holiday Card Design Contest.

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Pointwise Releases Gridgen Version 15

2 June 2003

Pointwise, Inc. began shipping Gridgen Version 15, the latest release of its meshing and preprocessing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), today to customers worldwide.

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End Of Life (EOL) Notice: SGI IRIX pre 6.5 and Compaq/DEC Tru64

2 June 2003

Pointwise, Inc. announced today that Version 15 will be the last major release of their Gridgen software to support the following operating systems: SGI IRIX prior to Version 6.5 and Compaq/DEC Tru64.

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Pointwise Awarded Research Contract to Develop API for Meshing Software

27 January 2003

Pointwise, Inc. is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a research and development contract worth an estimated $500,000 from the United States Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) for the development of an application programming interface (API) for unstructured meshing.

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2002

Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting

27 November 2002

Pointwise today announced the 6th Annual Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting and breakfast will be held on 07 January 2003 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the AIAA's 41st Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.

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Gridgen Version 14 Released

3 May 2002

Pointwise, Inc. today began shipping Gridgen Version 14, the latest release of its flagship CFD meshing software product, to customers and distributors worldwide.

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Meshers to Cluster in Ithaca this September for 11th International Meshing Roundtable

8 February 2002

On behalf of the International Meshing Roundtable, Pointwise is pleased to announce that the 11th annual convergence of meshing researchers from around the world will occur September 15-18, 2002 in Ithaca, New York.

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2001

Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting

10 December 2001

Pointwise today announced the 5th Annual Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting and breakfast will be held on 15 January 2002 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the AIAA's 40th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.

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Gridgen V14 Released for Beta Test

31 October 2001

Pointwise today froze source code for Gridgen Version 14, the latest release of its flagship software product for reliable CFD meshing.

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Pointwise Schedules Gridgen Training for 2002

28 September 2001

Pointwise today released the schedule for its Gridgen Training courses for the remainder of 2001 and all of 2002.

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Pointwise Releases Gridgen for Linux

20 August 2001

Pointwise today released Gridgen, their mesh generation and preprocessing software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD), for the Linux operating system.

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Meshers to Cluster in California this October International Meshing Roundtable Celebrates 10th Anniversary

13 August 2001

On behalf of the International Meshing Roundtable, Pointwise is pleased to announce that the conference's tenth anniversary will be celebrated when meshing researchers from around the world convene October 7-10, 2001 in Newport Beach, CA. John Chawner, Pointwise's president, is a member of this year's conference steering committee.

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Pointwise Relocates Headquarters to Fort Worth South

26 March 2001

Pointwise, Inc. today began operations at its new headquarters in the historic Fort Worth South neighborhood.

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2000

Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting

15 November 2000

Pointwise today announced that the annual joint breakfast meeting of Gridgen and FIELDVIEW users will be held 09 January 2001 at the Reno Hilton in Reno, Nevada in conjunction with the AIAA's 39th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit.

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New Gridgen Release Saves Analysis Time With Automatic Geometry Cleanup

24 January 2000

Pointwise today released Gridgen Version 13.3, the latest version of its popular CFD and FEA preprocessing software.

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1999

End of Life Notice for Gridgen on IRIX 5

15 November 1999

Gridgen Version 13.3, the current production release, will be the last version with explicit support for IRIX 5, IrisGL, and the MIPS 1 instruction set.

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1998

Gridgen/FIELDVEW Joint User Meeting

10 December 1998

Pointwise and Intelligent Light today scheduled their annual Joint Gridgen/FIELDVIEW User Group Meeting.

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Gridgen for Windows® Released

3 November 1998

Pointwise today released the first version of its popular Gridgen CFD and FEA preprocessing software for computers running the Windows 95/98 and Windows NT operating systems.

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Gridgen Training Scheduled for 1998 and 1999

30 September 1998

Pointwise today announced the 1999 schedule for Gridgen Training Courses to be held in its Dallas/Fort Worth area offices.

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Gridgen Is Year 2000 Compliant

14 September 1998

Pointwise is pleased to announce that Gridgen is Year 2000 Compliant according to the following terms, provided that all other products (e.g., hardware, software, firmware) used with Gridgen are also Year 2000 Compliant.

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Gridgen Version 13 Released

1 July 1998

Pointwise, Inc. today began shipping Gridgen Version 13, the latest release of its software used for grid generation and preprocessing for computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis.

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Gridgen Version 13 Enters Beta Test Period

18 May 1998

Pointwise, Inc. today began shipping Gridgen Version 13 to its Beta testers. After a thorough testing period of the software's new features, which include triangular surface meshing, tetrahedral volume meshing, and grid quality computation and display, Gridgen Version 13 will be released to clients and new prospects for evaluation.

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Pointwise And Geometricon To Collaborate On Unstructured Grid Generation Software

12 January 1998

Pointwise, Inc. and Geometricon, L.L.C. announced today at the American Insititute of Aeronautics and Astronautics 36th Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit that they have agreed to work together to develop grid generation software for computational fluid dynamics and finite element analysis preprocessing.

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1997

Pointwise Schedules 1998 Gridgen Training Courses

22 December 1997

Pointwise today announced the 1998 schedule for Gridgen Training Courses to be held in its Dallas/Fort Worth area offices.

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Gridgen Now Available On Sun Workstations

1 December 1997

Pointwise, Inc. today released a version of its numerical grid generation software, Gridgen, for Sun workstations.

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Pointwise Releases Gridgen For Dec

8 September 1997

Pointwise today released a version of their popular numerical grid generation software, Gridgen, for Digital®AlphaStation® workstations from Digital Equipment Corporation.

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Pointwise Releases Gridgen Version 12

10 July 1997

Pointwise today announced the release of version 12 of their popular numerical grid generation software, Gridgen.

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1996

Pointwise Schedules 1997 Training Courses

11 December 1996

Pointwise today announced the 1997 schedule for Gridgen Training Courses to be held in its Dallas/Fort Worth area offices.

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Gridgen Now Has Direct TASCflow® Interface

11 November 1996

Pointwise today announced the release of a direct interface in their numerical grid generation package, Gridgen Version 11, for the TASCflow computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software product.

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Intelligent Light and Pointwise Join forces to Improve Engineering Analysis Process

18 November 1996

Intelligent Light and Pointwise today announced the establishment of an agreement in which the two computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software vendors will cooperate on software development and marketing activities focused on enabling design-cycle CFD.

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Gridgen Now Has Direct FLUENT™ Interface

3 June 1996

Pointwise today announced the release of a direct interface in their numerical grid generation package, Gridgen Version 11, for the FLUENT computational fluid dynamics software product.

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Pointwise Ports Gridgen to IBM RS/6000 Workstations

15 April 1996

Pointwise today announced the release of Gridgen Version 11 for IBM's family of RS/6000 workstations.

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Pointwise Releases Gridgen Version 11

16 January 1996

Pointwise today announced the release of Gridgen Version 11, the latest revision of its grid generation software product.

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1995

Gridgen Interfaces with Aerosoft's GASP

1 October 1995

Pointwise today announced the release of Gridgen Version 10.8, the latest revision of its grid generation software product.

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Pointwise Announces New Sales & Marketing V.P.

1 September 1995

Richard J. Matus has been named vice president of Pointwise Inc.'s sales and marketing organization, John R. Chawner, company president, announced today.

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Pointwise Announces Gridgen Support for Analytical Method VSAERO and AMTEC Engineering's INCA

16 March 1995

Pointwise, Inc. today announced Gridgen support for Analytical Methods, Inc.'s VSAERO © and AMTEC Engineering, Inc.'s INCATM computational fluid dynamics software.

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Pointwise Introduces Gridgen Version 10

9 January 1995

Today, at the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics' (AIAA) Aerospace Sciences Meeting and Exhibit, John Chawner and John Steinbrenner, the developers and driving force behind the Gridgen software, announced the formation of Pointwise, Inc.

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