Author Archives: David Garlisch

About David Garlisch

Illini by birth, Texan by choice.

Creating a CAE Plugin – Understanding the Pointwise Grid Model API (Part 1)

The main purpose of a CAE plugin is to export a grid model. To do this, the plugin must convert the grid data as represented by Pointwise into a format supported by the solver the plugin is targeting. To do … Continue reading

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Printing Grids in 3D

Those of you who attended the 2011 Pointwise User Group Meeting may remember that our company president, John Chawner, mentioned during his closing statements how nice it would be to have the ability to print your grids in 3D. That … Continue reading

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Dr. Strangegrid or: How I Learned to Stop Waiting and Write a CAE Plugin

One of the most frequent requests we get from customers, distributors and solver vendors is to add support for some exotic new (or old) CAE file format. Unfortunately, we must often advise them to use one of the “generic” export … Continue reading

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