Pointwise Solutions

for CFD Mesh Generation


You can generate structured multi-block, unstructured, hybrid, and overset meshes for viscous simulations with precise control over point placement and clustering to get the resolution you need. At the same time, Pointwise’s core meshing methods produce cells of high quality to ensure convergence and accuracy in your CFD solution.


CFD and Feature Questions Answered by Pointwise Product Planning Team

Several new significant features have been added in our latest version, Pointwise V18.4. In this Q&A, our Product Planning Team will answer questions about the new features, the future of computational fluid dynamics (CFD), and the Pointwise development plan.

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Introducing Flashpoint: Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing

Drawing upon decades of best practices, see how it is now faster and easier than ever to generate repeatable meshes out-of-the-box using the first in a suite of tools called Flashpoint.

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High Order Mesh Generation at Pointwise

Watch the presentation, “High Order Mesh Generation at Pointwise,” presented by John Stone from CFD Technologies at the PyFR Symposium 2020. The presentation explains the mesh curving process in Pointwise.

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Understanding Tractor Trailer Aerodynamics Using a Time Accurate Approach

In this webinar, learn how multi-block hybrid meshing techniques can improve mesh quality and concentrate mesh density in areas of interest. Using a concentric box topology, flow aligned hexahedra in the farfield and intelligent refinement are achievable.

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Converting Clouds of Points to a Boundary Representation

Watch a presentation given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting by Professor John Dannenhoffer of Syracuse University explaining his techniques for fitting a cloud of points with a smooth, watertight, B-spline based boundary representation. This technology has been incorporated into Pointwise to allow higher quality meshing on discrete geometry.

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Topology Optimization with Pointwise and HELYX-Adjoint

Watch a presentation showing how Pointwise used in combination with HELYX-Adjoint automates design optimization, increases innovation, maximizes performance while reducing time and cost.

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Pointwise Used in Topology Optimization of Automotive Components

Learn how Pointwise was used in combination with Helyx Adjoint to enable fully automated performance-driven design evolution and optimization of automotive components. Read the case study.

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CAD-Based Design Optimization of a Race Car Front Wing

In this webinar, Phoenix Integration and Pointwise demonstrate push-button design optimization for the front wing of a race car geometry. The tools and methodology used are highlighted and a design resulting in maximum downforce is identified.

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Pointwise for Automotive CFD Simulation Workshop

Download the presentations from the Pointwise for Automotive Workshop to learn how to increase automotive simulation accuracy and efficiency with meshing flexibility. You will also see technical background information about the how and why of the meshing techniques developed and honed with many years of experience in Pointwise.

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Researchers use CFD to Help Quantify the Benefits of Truck Platooning Technologies

Find out how CFD is helping the commercial trucking industry develop platooning technologies for safer roads and increased fuel efficiency.

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Using CFD to Help Increase the Safety of Driverless Cars

Autonomous vehicles are expected to become a viable form of transportation sometime in the first half of this century. One of the major hurdles will be to provide these cars with the artificial intelligence they need to position themselves in a location where there is less drag for optimal fuel efficiency, travel time, and stability. Ultimately, it should lead to fewer serious accidents and safer roads. Find out how Pointwise is helping researchers in the automotive industry do that.

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Automatic Unstructured Mesh Generation with Geometry Attribution

Download the technical paper presented at AIAA SciTech 2019 that describes a process that automatically creates unstructured meshes from water-tight geometry input using Glyph scripting. Utilizing this process, one can reduce meshing time by up to 90 percent and manual input from hours to minutes.

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Automatic Unstructured Mesh Generation with Geometry Attribution

Watch a presentation given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting about how Pointwise used custom Glyph scripts to automatically generate high-quality unstructured meshes for Engineering Sketch Pad (ESP) geometries, saving time and freeing users from repetitive and tedious tasks.

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Automatic Generation of High-Quality Meshes using Pointwise and Glyph

Read a case study on how Glyph scripts integrated with Pointwise can reduce meshing time from up to 15 hours to one or two, and time spent on manual input from 12 hours to a few minutes. Automation also ensures a more consistent application of best practices for higher quality results.

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Pointwise delivers fast, accurate results for Garry Rogers Motorsport

Due to governing body rule changes, Garry Rogers Motorsport needed to design and build a completely new V8 Supercar without blowing their budget and schedule. By moving their CFD meshing to Pointwise, Garry Rogers Motorsport was able to significantly reduce their hours spent generating meshes while also having a great deal of confidence in the results.

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Pointwise Aids Bid to Make World’s Fastest Bike

The Human Power Team is comprised of students with a shared goal: to build a highly advanced recumbent bicycle capable of breaking the world record for the fastest human alive. We will put our bike, the VeloX, to the test for the seventh time in the annual World Human Powered Speed Challenge in Battle Mountain, Nevada. This year the Human Power Team will focus purely on the world record for women, which was set at 121.81 km/h by Barbara Buatois in 2010.

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Mastering Geometry Cleanup Tasks in Pointwise

This video provides an overview of Pointwise’s suite of tools for creating a meshing-ready geometry model. Included are geometry model import, tolerance verification and setting, techniques for healing gaps between surfaces, recreating missing geometry, and more.

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The Stanford Solar Car Project’s Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency

Chasing the Sun 3000 km across the Australian Outback is a challenge. And doing it in a solar powered vehicle is an even bigger challenge. But every two years the Stanford Solar Car Project, a student-run organization, arrives in Australia with a new design ready to take on the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge. This article summarizes the simulation driven design framework that enabled the team to analyze over 40 design iterations and improve the aerodynamic efficiency of their 2015 car, Arctan.

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Localized Remeshing Strategies for Parametric Models in Pointwise

This video demonstrates the flexibility you will gain from Pointwise’s ability to limit remeshing to regions where geometry changes during your design cycle. Included are techniques for remeshing on geometry model import, merging adjacent meshes, and more.

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The Stanford Solar Car Project's Race for Aerodynamic Efficiency

The Stanford Solar Car Project team developed a repeatable, simulation driven design framework consisting of Pointwise for rapid hybrid grid generation, SU2 to run the CFD simulations, and Tecplot 360 EX to post-process and interpret the results.

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