Glyph API for Python

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Ever wish you could write Glyph scripts to extend or customize the functionality of Pointwise in some language other than Tcl/Tk? Python coders: wish no more! In conjunction with the release of Pointwise V18.2 in September 2018, we’ve developed and published a wrapper API that provides full access to Glyph commands in a very Python-ic way that is still very familiar to the Tcl/Tk script writer. To a Python coder, the interface looks and feels like native Python, with the clear advantage of being able to use the full power of any community-developed Python package.

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This Week in CFD

Meshy-Winner-1170x500There’s a practical way to define convergence of a CFD solution. It’s when you run out of time or budget or both. That’s what happened with this edition of This Week in CFD after a 56 day hiatus. I ran out of time before I had exhausted my backlog of bookmarked CFD news. Like yesterday’s Thanksgiving turkey, this edition is stuffed and you’ll be getting the leftovers next Friday. But enough blather.  Continue reading

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Black Friday Special: This Week in CFD Returns

Screen Shot 2018-11-08 at 9.49.14 AMIt’s been 53 days since the last edition of This Week in CFD was published. Can you wait just a few days more for its return? In the meantime, enjoy this visualization of a mixed-order, high-order mesh. [Wait, was I not supposed to show that?] Continue reading

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For All Intensive Purposes, We Use the Acronym CAD Incorrectly

geom-model-ductsNow that I have your attention through deliberate (and all too common) misuse of the phrase “for all intents and purposes,” let’s talk about computer aided design and geometry models.  Continue reading

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Happy 24th Birthday, Pointwise

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I received a text message early this morning from a friend and I’m embarrassed to say it reminded me of something that had slipped my mind (which my lovely wife would blame on my recent concussion).

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Where’s My This Week in CFD?

adaptoThe most recent edition of This Week in CFD was published on 28 September. Rest assured, there has been a lot of activity in the world of CFD in the intervening weeks. What there hasn’t been is any time to document it all. Do you want to know when This Week in CFD will return to its weekly schedule? To find out when I’ll continue writing, click continue reading.
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I’m Sebastian Desand and This Is How I Mesh

I was born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden, the country most famous for Ikea, Abba and Ingrid Bergman. This is still where I live with my wife, two kids and two cats. I do travel quite often within Europe, but also to the U.S. on occasion.

I am a lawyer by education, spiced with economics, business administration, political science and mathematics. More about my background can be found on my LinkedIn profile. The last four years I have been focused on bringing the ground-breaking technology behind Ingrid Cloud to the market. The technology is the result of some 15 years of research conducted at KTH Royal Institute of Technology.

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