Tag Archives: export formats

Plugin How-To – Porting an existing Plugin to a New SDK

Creating a Pointwise CAE plugin can be a little confusing. This leads to customers contacting our Support Team with a plugin development question that starts with the phrase “How do I…?” As always, our Support Team is happy to help you with … Continue reading

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Plugin How-To – Adding Solver Attributes

Manipulating the Pointwise Grid Model from within a CAE plugin can be a little confusing. This leads to customers contacting our Support Team with a plugin development question that starts with the phrase “How do I…?” As always, our Support … Continue reading

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Plugin How-To – Obtaining Face Counts

Using the Pointwise Grid Model from within a plugin can be a little confusing. This leads to customers calling our support team with a plugin question that starts with the phrase “How do I…?“ While many of these inquiries can … Continue reading

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Creating a CAE Plugin – Understanding The Pointwise Grid Model API (Part 2)

This post will cover the structured Pointwise grid model (PWGM). In Part 1 of Understanding The Pointwise Grid Model API, I covered the unstructured Pointwise grid model. If you have not done so already, I suggest you read Part 1 … Continue reading

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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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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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