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CFD Mesh Generation Software supports CGNS files in HDF5 format.

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CFD Mesh Generation Software supports CGNS files in HDF5 format.

Sep 29, 2017 -

Computational Fluid Dynamics Mesh Generation Software comes with script customization capability. Pointwise Version 18.0 R4 features Glyph scripting and facilitates faster geometry models using multi-threading. Unit comes with mesh metric for non-orthogonality.

Original Press Release

Latest Pointwise Meshing Software Facilitates Scripting and Customization

Press release date: Sep 28, 2017

The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) mesh generation software, while primarily a maintenance release, includes a new script customization capability.

“Customers have been very prolific in their use of Pointwise’s Glyph scripting to automate mesh generation by writing macros and templates,” said Pointwise’s president, John Chawner. “They can now install their scripts on the toolbar for quick, 1-button access.”

Pointwise Version 18.0 R4 will also render geometry models 2-4x faster through the use of multi-threading, include a new mesh metric for non-orthogonality, support CGNS files in HDF5 format, and include more than a dozen other small features.

For a more in-depth look at the new release of Pointwise read the post:

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®, 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. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide have relied on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution since 1994.

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