Pointwise is our leading mesh generation software product for CFD, encompassing nearly three decades of technology development. The product features a modern software framework and workflow and provides tools like 64-bit support, multi-threading, and Windows/Linux/Mac portability.
These release notes are provided as a reference for the new features included in the latest version of Pointwise as well as any known issues that were resolved.
|PW-18001||CGNS files with multiple base nodes can now be imported.|
|PW-20638||Importing a Parasolid file took longer than expected.|
|PW-20794||A curve shape was reversed after two nodes were merged if there were only two control points.|
|PW-21129||The Auto Merge tool was causing an unexpected exit.|
|PW-21132||Linear projection resulted in a poor T-Rex domain.|
|PW-21146||The extrusion algorithm has been improved for saddle points.|
|PW-21148||Degenerate surfaces can be forced to be splined during import/export.|
|PW-21155||The Tecplot mouse setting was not being remembered.|
|PW-21158||The glyph command pw::Display resetView was not working.|
|PW-21164||A parse error prevented some OpenFOAM files from being imported.|
|PW-21175||A database constrained unstructured domain had poor quality.|
|PW-21184||File, New with Reset options resulted in an error.|
|PW-21189||Right to Use acceptance was preventing silent/console installation on Windows|
|PW-21192||The Exodus plugin has been updated to successfully export larger meshes.|
|PW-21196||The Exodus plugin has been updated to successfully export larger meshes.|
|PW-21214||A CGNS file was importing correctly on Linux but not Windows.|
|PW-21216||The –usage option on Linux occasionally caused Pointwise to quit.|
|PW-21217||The –b option has been added to the -usage list.|
|PW-21220||Some Pointwise V17 files had database integrity issues when opened in V18.1.|
|PW-21232||A block with adapted domains and a source was not initializing.|
|PW-21233||SUGGAR++ 2.9.4 is now supported.|
|PW-21235||At the conclusion to 3D T-Rex, an incorrect aniso layer number was being reported in the messages window.|
|PW-21239||Glyph documentation incorrectly referred to Attributes as Actions.|
|PW-21259||Build Blocks opened in Selection mode if Apply, Cancel was used in the previous instance.|
|PW-21262||The CAE, Set Boundary Conditions panel was taking a long time to open for a large grid.|
|PW-21265||Two structured blocks were unable to be joined.|
|PW-21267||A normal extrusion exhibited more skewness than previous versions.|
|PW-21282||The Connector Join Angle was being ignored when creating structured domains on a model.|
|PW-21290||V18.1 was taking longer to split a connector than V18.0.|
|PW-21395||Splitting a periodic domain emptied one of the resulting halves.|
Minimum Requirements for All Platforms:
Note: Pointwise V18.0 R1 and later will not be supported on 32-bit platforms.
Mac OS X
*There is a known incompatibility on Microsoft Windows between Dell Backup & Recovery software and Pointwise V18. If you experience problems opening or saving a file from Pointwise, Dell Backup & Recovery software should be disabled or uninstalled.
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux||6|
|SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop||12 SP1|
Listed below are the specific versions of library packages that we have on our test machines where we know Pointwise works. Other dependences (e.g. libGL) are not explicitly listed below as they should be part of any standard install that includes the packages listed below.
Important: Pointwise V18.1 R1 will not support Mac OS X versions older than 10.10.