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What's New in Pointwise
Posted Fri April 06, 2012 @08:50AM
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Announcements Pointwise, Inc. will host 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.

The free series is offered in conjunction with the release of the latest version of Pointwise’s mesh generation software for computational fluid dynamics (CFD).


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Dr. Chris Sideroff will host the webinar, with Erick Gantt answering questions.

This webinar will highlight the major new features in Pointwise.

“We also will be demonstrating some things Pointwise can do that Gridgen cannot,” said Dr. Sideroff. “It will be interesting to longtime Gridgen users, current Pointwise users and new users.”

This webinar will demonstrate how to:

  • Read native CAD files.
  • Spend less time on clean-up with solid modeling.
  • Organize grids using group and layers.
  • Reduce the number of tedious domain and block assembly steps.
  • Export the grid and boundary conditions to your solver.

For more information and to register for the webinar, go to www.pointwise.com/webinar . To watch the previous webinars in the series – Getting Started With Pointwise and Unstructured Viscous Boundary Layer Meshing: T-Rex – check Pointwise’s YouTube page (http://www.youtube.com/user/CFDMeshing) or go to www.pointwise.com/webinar . Videos will be uploaded shortly after broadcast.

Enhancements to the new version of Pointwise include the ability to read native CAD files from ACIS, Catia V4/V5, Pro/E, NX, Solidworks, Parasolid and STEP. Other features to be discussed in the webinar include Solid Meshing that reduces time spent on geometry cleanup, plus layering that organizes geometry and grid for easy access, even with extremely complex models.

The webinars will be fast-paced with plenty of time for questions.

Dr. Sideroff joined Pointwise in September 2007 after working as a petroleum engineer for the NATCO Group, a CAD engineer for ARV Development, and a computer technician for Harddata Ltd. Dr. Sideroff earned both a B.S. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in 2000 and 2003. He earned a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Syracuse University in 2009.

Mr. Gantt has more than 15 years experience in providing support and training for Pointwise's meshing products. Mr. Gantt has specific experience in multi-block structured meshing for both viscous and inviscid analysis. His responsibilities include developing and delivering comprehensive training materials, supporting Pointwise's international distributors and providing general technical support and documentation. Mr. Gantt previously performed CFD meshing and analysis at Lockheed Martin while working on the JSF, F-22, F-16 and NASP programs. He earned a Bachelor of Aerospace Engineering, Cooperative Plan Degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987.

About Pointwise
Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CCM+, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

More information about Pointwise is available at www.pointwise.com.

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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