Latest Pointwise Release Includes 5X Faster Surface Meshing

FORT WORTH – The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software accelerates its surface meshing process by up to a factor of five on benchmark grids.

“’Accelerate’ is one of our three main development thrusts,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “Anything we can do to speed-up the software improves the user’s experience and shrinks the time required to generate a CFD mesh.” The speed-up targets multi-core desktop systems. Meshing B-Rep NURBS geometry models now use multi-threading.

Pointwise V18.3 R2 also extends hex-core meshing, introduced in the software’s previous release, to imprint the hex-core cell topology onto symmetry planes. In addition, high-order mesh curving now supports periodicity making high-order meshes much more suitable for turbomachinery applications.

Customers can immediately download Pointwise V18.3 R2 from

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, overset and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as ANSYS FLUENT® and CFX®, STAR-CCM+®, OpenFOAM®, and SU2 as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac, and has a scripting language, Glyph, that can automate CFD meshing. Manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

Pointwise is a registered trademark of Pointwise, Inc. in the USA and the EU. 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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Andrea Alvarado