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Harpoon Version 3 Released
Posted Tue September 25, 2007 @08:12AM
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News Sharc Ltd has released the latest versions of its extreme meshing software, Harpoon.

Amongst the newest features are the highly anticipated CAD loaders! It is now possible to import models directly from CATIA and Unigraphics in their native formats and from other CAD packages via the IGES universal file format.

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Upon import Harpoon will tessellate the geometric entities according to a set of user controllable preferences. The imported geometry will retain the layer association defined in the CAD file and will even replicate colour schemes where possible.

New features also include:

Major improvements to the recently introduced optimisation algorithms allowing users to increase convergence with their most complicated geometries.

Improved boundary layer
The boundary layer function has undergone significant development over the past 6 months resulting in more robust boundary layer creation with less incidence of going to zero and rapid height fluctuation (see example below)

Boundary Layer
Boundary Layer Prior to improvements.


Improved Boundary Layer
Boundary Layer with Harpoon Version 3.

Batch commands
Even more of Harpoon’s commands are now available in Batch. This brings users of Harpoon a step closer to true black box meshing with complicated geometry.

Software rendering
Harpoon now supports software rendering allowing users to pipe graphics to different machines.

Numerous (behind the scenes) improvements to the automatic meshing and hole fixing algorithms

Harpoon evaluations are available now. If you are interested in speeding up your design process why not book a demo?

About Sharc
Founded in 1997, Manchester based Sharc is a developer of pre-processor software for finite element analysis (FEA) and computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Its flagship Harpoon mesher produces high quality body-fitted hex meshes. The automatic generation of hex dominant volume meshes and/or quad dominant surface meshes bypasses the need for time consuming surface mesh generation and grid density specification.

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