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-17414||Initialization of a large unstructured T-Rex block took over 12 hours after a moderate increase in farfield connector dimensions.|
|PW-19141||Pointwise exited prematurely when initializing an unstructured block.|
|PW-19170||Initialization of a T-Rex block failed with the error “One or more entities could not be initialized”.|
|PW-19604||Pointwise was unable to initialize an unstructured block.|
|PW-19884||Pointwise created abnormally large tetrahedra in the Farfield of an initialized unstructured block.|
|PW-20031||Added more information to Glyph2 Manual Pages for the general type Filter, as well as the mode types Copier, Creator, Modifier, Paster, and ReExtrusionSolver.|
|PW-20073||Some plugins were missing from a Mac OSX workstation when the system region was set to Asia-Japan.|
|PW-20078||The glyph action pw::Object getType was inadvertently obscured by pw::TRexCondition getType. This was affecting a python-glyph wrapper.|
|PW-20082||Pointwise core dumped when trying to export a large grid to CGNS.|
|PW-20085||A Coon's Patch was not being created for circles consisting of one database line curve.|
|PW-20088||The secondary color attribute was not being applied to the interior lines of entities.|
|PW-20089||A grid exported to Star-CCM+ contained negative volume cells when imported into Star-CCM+.|
|PW-20090||The transparent background option was permanently disabled on Linux.|
|PW-20091||The *.tiff format for the Print to File command was not available on Linux workstations.|
|PW-20097||Pointwise exited prematurely when importing an IGES file created by OpenVSP.|
|PW-20102||Pointwise's screen was black and numerous error messages appeared when it was executed on a workstation running Mesa with OpenGL 3.1 or higher support.|
|PW-20111||Quads in Advancing Front Ortho domains were split automatically by the T-Rex algorithm at a sharp edge during the generation of multiple normal off the edge. The split direction chosen resulted in cells with no interior points.|
|PW-20121||Pointwise V18 was unable to finish importing a STEP file.|
|PW-20144||A vertex could not be selected during curve creation.|
|PW-20151||Starting Pointwise when there were no available processes failed which resulted in the appearance of the License Activation Wizard.|
|PW-20156||Copying and pasting multiple line sources caused one to be deleted.|
|PW-20157||A UGRID file with surface patch ID's set to zero failed to import into Pointwise.|
|PW-20159||When trying to connect to one Windows workstation from another with Remote Desktop, Pointwise's display would appear black due to insufficient OpenGL support.|
|PW-20162||Pointwise exited prematurely when trying to initialize a T-Rex block in which quadrilateral surface elements were being extruded out of very small geometric regions with a very low Maximum Included Angle Skew criteria.|
|PW-20170||Pointwise was not correctly importing Gridgen CAE settings.|
|PW-20204||Flip was not working while executing a rotational extrusion.|
|PW-20205||Setting the Spacing to “User Specified” in structured block solver attributes caused an assertion.|
|PW-20211||The prescribed Pyramid Aspect Ratio was not being used during initialization for the cells between a structured and unstructured block.|
|PW-20213||The preference to start the file browser in the current working directory was being ignored on Mac platforms.|
|PW-20228||A T-Rex block with structured domains in the face was generating zero height pyramids off the quads during initialization.|
|PW-20233||The Glyph manual pages for the Rotational Extrusion Solver Attributes contained a minor typo in the description for
|PW-20234||Boundary Conditions that had the same ID number were exported to CFD++ with zero faces.|
|PW-20237||Unrelated domains were selected after the completion of a domain projection operation.|
|PW-20240||No cells were display on an examination cut of the Skewness Equivolume diagnostic function for a block containing mixed cells.|
|PW-20241||The Glyph manual pages for the Rotational Extrusion Solver Attributes did not contain an example usage for the
|PW-20244||Refining two T-Rex domains on a wing caused Pointwise to exit prematurely.|
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.