The Connector

The Connector was our email newsletter until 2017. This archive includes articles about CFD mesh generation using software from Pointwise, software releases, events, customer and partner CFD applications, and tips to keep you productive.

May / June 2011

Coupling CFD and Thermal Analyses with Pointwise


Coupling CFD and Thermal Analyses with Pointwise

Engineers from W.R. Davis Limited and Pointwise, Inc. collaborated on a project to couple the ShipIR thermal analysis software with ANSYS Fluent® computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software for more accurate prediction of infrared signatures of naval vessels.

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Meshing Complex CAD Geometry Using Models and Quilts


Meshing Complex CAD Geometry Using Models and Quilts

We have a bone to pick with complex CAD geometry - it is a real challenge for mesh generation. If your experiences are like ours, you often import a CAD model only to be confronted by something like the surfaces illustrated in Figure 1.

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Top 8 Reasons to Attend the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011


Top 8 Reasons to Attend the Pointwise UGM 2011

The Pointwise User Group Meeting 2011 will be 8-9 November 2011 in Fort Worth. Are you on the fence about attending? Here are the top eight reasons to attend.

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Save Time on Geometry Cleanup


Save Time on Geometry Cleanup

If you are not clear about how Pointwise's Fault Tolerant Meshing and Solid Meshing work and how they can save you time with geometry cleanup, you should have watched our webinar, “How to Work with Dirty CAD While Meshing a Naval Ship Hull,” back in December.

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