Five Days of Pointwise Begins November 9th

Join us the week of 9 November 2020 as we introduce Flashpoint Automatic Surface Meshing and other time-saving features new in Pointwise V18.4. Monday through Thursday we will debut a new video each day highlighting the benefits of a different new feature. On Friday, members of our product planning team will host a live Q&A webinar to answer any questions you have about these new features. We hope you will join us to learn about this exciting step forward.

Introducing Flashpoint: Goal-Oriented and Intelligent Automatic Meshing

Monday, 9 November 2020 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6)

Using the first in a suite of tools we call Flashpoint, encapsulating company best practices is simplified through a repeatable and intuitive, goal-oriented process. This in turn ensures meshing consistency and quality across the organization, making it easier to standardize on a single meshing solution. Equally as important, and often overlooked by other preprocessing solutions, all core meshing functionality and control remain available for those who wish to unlock Pointwise’s full potential and tackle the really tough problems. Discover how to:

  • Specify meshing goals, local sizing, and grid stretching.
  • Visualize geometry characteristics, grid sizing and quality.
  • Repeat the meshing process at the push of a button.

Enhance Volume Mesh Quality with Surface Mesh Adaptation

Tuesday, 10 November 2020 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6)

Turbomachinery tip gaps, aircraft wing slats and flaps, and small internal flow passages are just a small subset of the geometries with surfaces in proximity that present challenges for constructing a high-quality volume mesh. Often these surfaces have very different mesh resolution requirements, and this can necessitate a large jump in volume-element size. As a result, highly stretched or skewed elements can be created between the two surfaces and this has a negative impact on mesh quality and ultimately simulation solution accuracy and convergence. In this video, we demonstrate how to effectively use surface mesh adaptation to overcome these challenges and improve overall mesh quality. Discover how to:

  • Effectively use surface mesh adaptation to improve volume mesh quality.
  • Adapt grid curves to achieve a smooth, fully adapted surface mesh.
  • Select grid entities to act as sources for surface mesh adaptation.

Solved: Structured-Style Surface Meshing for Thin Features

Wednesday, 11 November 2020 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6)

Getting the quality of a structured grid in an unstructured mesh on a thin surface just became considerably easier. Now the two grids can be linked so that changes in the mesh topology or changes to the distribution of grid points will no longer destroy their structured nature. That regular, structured nature will persist in the unstructured mesh as you move forward with your meshing project. Discover how to:

  • Create an unstructured surface mesh from an existing structured surface grid.
  • Link those two surface meshes together for persistent cell topology.
  • Automatically substitute the new unstructured surface mesh for its linked partner in a block

Five Ways to More Accurately Resolve Your Geometry

Thursday, 12 November 2020 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6)

Aerodynamic control surfaces often have a variety of geometrical features that need to be resolved smoothly and to certain standards but without incurring high cell counts. Pointwise has several high aspect ratio mesh controls that help increase your simulation accuracy with fewer cells. Watch this video where multiple approaches will be demonstrated to not only resolve complex geometric features with fewer cells but also to improve the resulting surface mesh quality. Discover how to:

  • Resolve geometry with an explicit edge length or turning angle,
  • Resolve geometry based on curvature, and
  • Maintain surface and volume cell smoothness across sharp feature edges.

Live Q&A with the Pointwise Product Planning Team

Friday, 13 November 2020 at 10 a.m. CST (UTC-6)

As the finale to the Five Days of Pointwise, where each day we highlight a number of exciting features and capabilities available in Pointwise V18.4, we are hosting a live Q&A session with members of our Product Planning Team.

Join us for the Q&A and ask all the questions you have about Pointwise, our new features, and future plans. Find out how Pointwise aligns with your organization’s meshing needs.

Key members of our Product Planning Team, Mike Jefferies, Product Development Manager; Carolyn Woeber, Engineering Services Manager; and Travis Carrigan, Business Development Manager, will be answering your questions during the Q&A session.

Feel free to email us your mesh generation questions at, reach out on Twitter using #letstalkmeshing, or send us a message on LinkedIn.

This live Q&A webinar is the only one of the five days that requires registration so don’t delay – register today.

For all the latest updates, bookmark the Five Days of Pointwise page on our website. And we look forward to seeing all of you online.

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