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Pointwise Plugins for CAE Software Compatibility
Posted Fri May 29, 2015 @12:05PM
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Announcements 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.

After the video launch, from 11 a.m. to noon, our plugin expert will be available online to answer your questions.

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In this Let's Talk Meshing webcast, we present an introduction to writing a Pointwise plugin using the CAE plugin software development kit (SDK). The SDK is an application programming interface (API) that you can use to program Pointwise to export your mesh to your solver-specific format. Plugins written using the SDK integrate seamlessly into the Pointwise user interface and can also be accessed using Glyph, our scripting language.

During the webcast we will share information on

  • Best practices for creating your SDK environment

  • References and techniques for determining the relevant SDK commands and syntax.

  • Downloading, installing, and configuring the SDK

  • Creating a plugin project

  • Accessing Pointwise’s grid model

  • Building and distributing your plugin.

Details on the video release and Q&A participation can be found at

Participation in the Q&A session can be done in three ways:

  • YouTube – Go to at the start of the event to be directed to the video. Enter questions in the comments section.

  • Twitter – Use the #LetsTalkMeshing hashtag to participate in a live streaming conversation utilizing Twitter.

  • Email – Questions may be emailed to

Please note that YouTube, Twitter and CFD Online require users to have an account with their respective services.

The event will be hosted by David Garlisch, a member of the Pointwise product development team.

Let’s Talk Meshing events encompass various communication channels, including interactive forums, webinars and webcasts, that inform and equip Pointwise users. To find out about our current events or to peruse recording from past events, please go to

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing computational fluid dynamics (CFD) today – reliably generating high-fidelity meshes. The company’s Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS Fluent®, STAR-CCM+®, ANSYS CFX®, OpenFOAM, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution.

Pointwise is a registered trademark and Pointwise Glyph, T-Rex and Let's Talk Meshing are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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