Pointwise’s new Automatic Surface Meshing capability takes as input a geometry model and a handful of user-defined goals for the mesh and automatically generates a geometry resolving, hybrid unstructured mesh with anisotropy.|
“The capability of automatic surface mesh generation, the first in a suite of tools called Flashpoint and introduced in Pointwise V18.4, simplifies the most time-consuming preprocessing procedure,” said Flexcompute’s Dr. Feilin Jia who participated in Flashpoint’s beta testing. “It is like a meshing expert, allowing users to concentrate more on their CFD solutions.”
The surface mesh for this turbomachinery geometry model was generated automatically using Pointwise’s new Flashpoint surface meshing capability. A slice through the final volume mesh is shown in red and yellow. Model credit: Mathieu Stiglitz & GrabCAD.
Beta tester Jeremy Shipman from CRAFT Tech said "The new Flashpoint feature in Pointwise very significantly reduces the amount of effort needed to create a quality surface mesh on very complicated geometries. This is a huge time saver – from several days to several minutes – without sacrificing the bottom-up complete control the user has on the final surface mesh."
"Flashpoint is a game-changer for meshing. Pointwise has managed to offer the automation of top-down meshing while maintaining its powerful suite of bottom-up capabilities,” said Dr. Chris Sideroff, principal director at Applied CCM. “The best-in-class high quality meshing Pointwise has always been known for is now achievable in minutes."
Customers can immediately download Pointwise V18.4 from https://ptwi.se/2SNfuJE.
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