Category Archives: Software

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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Mesh Alignment Sources – New in Pointwise V18.1

Among the many new features introduced in Pointwise V18.1, alignment sources may be the most subtle yet the most powerful. You can use them to align the cells in a surface mesh to any curve without increasing the cell count … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

So much meshing this week including the IMR’s meshing contest, geometry modeling and preparation, high-order, and interoperability among other topics. And there are ship propellers all over the place, including the one from Helyx shown here. All this and other … Continue reading

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Survey Results – Mesh Generation and CAD Interoperability

Our survey on mesh generation and CAD interoperability collected 136 responses and provided some insight into file-based transfer of B-Rep/NURBS geometry models yet only scratched the surface of the issues involved.  

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This Week in CFD

This week I spent some time on Revolution in Simulation’s website to learn more about Sim Apps and democratization. There’s a fun article about CAD file formats and simulation and updates on software releases and events, including our own webinar … Continue reading

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Meshing the Potsdam Propeller with Pointwise

In this new on-demand webinar we demonstrate how to generate a hybrid hexahedral-tetrahedral mesh for the Potsdam Propeller. You’ll see both approaches (solid meshing and fault tolerance meshing) to generating surface meshes on the geometry model, the T-Rex technique for … Continue reading

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This Week in CFD

The subject of wind tunnels and testing has come up a lot in the last couple of weeks so it’s perfect that this post includes a link to a photo essay of NASA’s wind tunnels. Of course, there’s all the … Continue reading

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