Monthly Archives: February 2017

The Connector Newsletter for 2017 Q1

The 2017 1st quarter issue of our The Connector newsletter is now available on our website at http://www.pointwise.com/theconnector/2017-Q1. This issue features articles on Pointwise Aids Aerospike Nozzle Design Numerical Investigation of a Pick-and-Place Machine Upcoming CFD Workshops: Geometry and Meshing … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Applications and Events CFD investigation of the flowfield in a swimmer’s wake. (Registration required.) The 2nd OpenFOAM French Users Meeting will be held on 21-22 March 2017 at the ISAT Engineering School. [Please pardon any factual errors due to my … Continue reading

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Survey Results: Best 3-D Pan, Zoom, & Rotate

We asked “Which software product has the most intuitive 3-D pan, zoom, and rotate tools, in your opinion.?” The results are in and you like SOLIDWORKS the best. This highly unscientific poll (can you say “sample bias”?) yielded some interesting … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

Software There are some very cool charting and graphing features coming in STAR-CCM+ v12. What they call Chart Highlighting includes hover effects, leader lines, multi-series editing, and more. Tecplot’s SZL technology (for smaller files and faster performance) has been integrated … Continue reading

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Pointwise User Group Meeting Showcases Pointwise V18

From the 2016 Q4 issue of The Connector: Attendees at the Pointwise User Group Meeting 2016 were the first people to get hands-on training with the new Pointwise V18. In addition, they saw technical presentations on applications, scripting, higher-order meshing … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

All About MSC The big news in the CAE business this week is MSC Software’s acquisition by Hexagon AB for US$834 million. MSC is one of the most storied names in the CAE business making its future very significant for … Continue reading

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I’m Mike Park and This Is How I Mesh

I grew up in New Jersey where may father was always fixing something in his workshop and I was very lucky that my parents supported the many hobbies I was interested in. I spent a number of summers working on … Continue reading

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