Category Archives: Applications

This Week in CFD

While it’s not for me to tell you what to watch or read, there are two must watch videos this week. The first – screenshot shown here – is a beautiful simulation of Rayleigh-Benard convection. The second is an article … Continue reading

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The Plugin SDK, Part 4: The Ultimate Guide to Writing Import and Export Plugins

The Pointwise Plugin SDK includes an API with which you can integrate meshing into your CFD process with customized file importers and exporters. Here’s how you can get – for free – the ultimate resource for writing your own plugins.

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The Plugin SDK, Part 3: Structured Grid Import – New in Pointwise V18.1

The Pointwise Plugin SDK was updated with the release of V18.1 to include grid import capability. This third post in a 4-part series provides details about how to write a structured grid importer. Previous posts have detailed unstructured grid import … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

This week’s CFD news is less inscrutable than the Great Sphinx of Giza (shown here courtesy of the must-try new tool for mesh viz in your  browser, HexLab) and includes several recently announced events, a new CFD startup (AirShaper), and … Continue reading

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The Plugin SDK, Part 2: Unstructured Grid Import – New in Pointwise V18.1

In this second post of a four-part series you will read the details about how to use the new import API in the Pointwise Plugin SDK to write an importer for unstructured grid data. 

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This Week in CFD

It’s time to start meshing for the 2nd AIAA Geometry and Mesh Generation Workshop and time to submit your abstract for the Pointwise User Group Meeting. Other news this week includes the PTC/ANSYS collaboration and much more. And how do … Continue reading

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The Plugin SDK, Part 1 – Updates in Pointwise V18.1

Pointwise’s Plugin SDK now includes an API with which you can write structured and unstructured grid importers. In addition, the existing functionality for structured and unstructured export to CAE formats has been improved. These updates are introduced in Part 1 … Continue reading

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