Pointwise The Choice for CFD Meshing

Pointwise The Choice for CFD Meshing

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Since 1984, mesh generation software from Pointwise and its co-founders has been used for CFD preprocessing on applications as diverse as aerodynamic performance of the F-35 Lightning II and reducing fish mortality rates in a hydroelectric project.

CFD Mesh Generation for Aerospace

Pointwise's meshing software has been applied to virtually every major military aircraft and spacecraft in the last 30 years including the F-16, F-15, F-18, F-22, F-35, F-117, B-2, E-2C, P-3C, Space Shuttle, Space Station and more.

CFD Mesh Generation for Automotive

Whether you're engaged in CFD to refine an existing design, doing parametric analysis for design of a new vehicle, or researching concepts for next generation vehicles, Pointwise provides all your mesh generation capabilities.

CFD Mesh Generation for All Applications

From geometry model import to flow solver export, Pointwise provides tools for every step of the meshing process including mesh editing down to the individual grid point to global mesh metric evaluation. You can even customize the software using the plugin API.

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There is Something for Everyone at the Pointwise User Group Meeting

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

Call for Papers Now Open for Pointwise User Group Meeting

Pointwise, Inc. now accepting abstracts for technical presentations to be given at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018.

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Pointwise User Group Meeting 2018

Fort Worth, Texas
14-15 November 2018

AIAA Aviation and Aeronautics Forum and Exposition

Atlanta, Georgia
25-29 June 2018
Exhibiting, Presenting

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Pointwise delivers fast, accurate results for Garry Rogers Motorsport

By moving to Pointwise, Garry Rogers Motorsport significantly reduced their hours spent generating meshes.

The Influence of Meshing Strategies on Simulation Efficiency

This webinar will help you determine the best type of mesh to use for the fastest and most accurate CFD simulations.

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Give us a call or send us an email to learn more about how we can work together on mesh generation for CFD. You can learn about the capabilities of our products and the range of the services we offer. We can learn more about your applications of CFD and the mesh generation challenges you are facing.

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Technical Support

Our commitment to your success is only beginning with your Pointwise license. Whether you encounter a technical issue or just need advice to get the most from Pointwise, our industry-tested engineers are ready to help. Support and training are included with every license. We generate more than just grids – we are building long-term relationships.

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Download Pointwise

Download the latest versions of Pointwise and the Reprise License Manager for new features and defect corrections.

Request a Pointwise License

Request a License

Request a new activation key or license file to keep your software up and running without interruption.

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Training Classes

Whether a beginner or veteran, a training course can help you become productive with the software right away including the newest features.

Pointwise User Manual

User Manual

The User Manual describes in detail the use of each Pointwise command.

Get Help with your Pointwise questions

Get Help

Get answers to frequently asked questions or use this form to submit your specific question to our engineers.

Pointwise Release Notes

Release Notes

Read about all the corrections and enhancements in the latest version of Pointwise.

Pointwise's Glyph Scripting language

Glyph Scripting

Learn about Pointwise’s Glyph scripting language through this online reference manual for every scripting command.

Pointwise Plugin SDK

Plugin SDK

Write a plug-in that exports your mesh and boundary conditions in your flow solver’s custom format using the CAE Export Plugin SDK.

What is Pointwise?

Pointwise is the choice for CFD (computational fluid dynamics) mesh generation, covering all of preprocessing from geometry model import to flow solver export. Structured, unstructured, hybrid, and overset meshing techniques are available including the highly automated T-Rex (anisotropic tetrahedral extrusion) technique for boundary layer resolved hybrid meshes.

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Compute Grid Spacing for a Given Y+

Now you can compute wall spacing while at your desk or while on the road with the Y+ Calculator for iPhone or Android. This free app is a handy tool for calculating the grid spacing at a wall to achieve a target y+ value for viscous computational fluid dynamics (CFD) computations. Simply specify the flow conditions, the desired y+ value, and compute your grid spacing. The Y+ Calculator converts between SI and Imperial units.