26 February 2007 - Fort Worth, Texas. Pointwise has released its next-generation CFD meshing software for beta testing. The eponymous Pointwise software is the result of over 20,000 hours of development and represents the future of reliable CFD meshing.
"Our Gridgen software has served engineers well over the last 22 years and it was time to repackage the core technologies within a new user interface and user environment" said John Chawner, Pointwise's president. "With the help of the clients and partners on our advisory team, we designed and implemented a modern GUI and streamlined interaction model drastically decreasing the user's workload."
Pointwise features a modern, cross-platform user interface that is comfortable for new users and customizable by experienced users. The new software also contains new tools such as Undo & Redo, automatic grid assembly, and support for 64-bit operating systems.
Beta testing will continue until Pointwise's first production release currently planned for summer 2007. Both Gridgen and Pointwise will be available for production use during the transition period, after which time Gridgen will be retired.
Pointwise is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today: mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). Pointwise's Gridgen software generates structured, unstructured, and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers such as FLUENT, STAR-CD, and ANSYS CFX as well as many neutral formats such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac, and Unix; and has a scripting language that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Gridgen as their complete CFD preprocessing toolkit. More information about Gridgen is available on Pointwise's web site, www.pointwise.com.