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-17934||An unstructured block failed to initialize with the error “One or more entities could not be initialized”.|
|PW-18229||An unstructured block failed to initialize and showed long cells stretching from the surface mesh to the farfield after failure.|
|PW-19607||Extruding the same structured block produced different results in Pointwise V17.2 and V17.3.|
|PW-19677||Initialization of an isotropic tetrahedral block produces very coarse interior volume cells.|
|PW-19850||Normal Hyperbolic extrusion was stopping early due to instabilities. The smoothing has been improved to allow for greater stability.|
|PW-20084||T-Rex layer growth did not extend as far in some areas of the mesh in V18.0R1 as in V17.3R4.|
|PW-20235||When a structured periodic domain was split, all grid points were clustered to one node on one of the split connectors.|
|PW-20246||Importing a Gridgen file caused part of an existing baffle face to be removed.|
|PW-20247||Rotation point could not be set by accelerator with a Gridgen, Right-pick mouse style.|
|PW-20259||Pointwise exited prematurely while opening a file.|
|PW-20267||Pointwise failed to export a 1 billion cell mesh to Exodus with an error.|
|PW-20270||Exodus export was aborted due to Exodus Library Error warnings.|
|PW-20279||Pointwise V18 was producing fewer T-Rex layers for a 2D domain than Pointwise V17.3 R5.|
|PW-20285||Splitting a database curve by arclength after it was scaled resulted in an incorrect split location.|
|PW-20309||Pointwise was unexpectedly exiting during model assembly.|
|PW-20312||Isotropic domain initialization resulted in poorly grouped cells at the boundary.|
|PW-20315||NASA/FUN3D files had an incorrect file extension when exported from MacOSX.|
|PW-20317||Vertices adjacent to pyramid tip points were being adjusted leading to unpredictable results, namely negative volume cells.|
|PW-20324||Copy and Rotate of a block was causing negative Jacobians.|
|PW-20328||The capitalization for ogaserver is now consistent across operating systems.|
|PW-20332||The Solve command was available for a structured block that was unbalanced.|
|PW-20333||Gridgen Generic 2D export was failing if the grid contained poles.|
|PW-20335||Importing a CAD file using a shared network path no longer results in errors.|
|PW-20340||For multiple structured entities, hitting Apply in the Solve command caused all entities to have their check box turn on.|
|PW-20360||The speed of algebraic extrusions has been improved.|
|PW-20369||Joining two unstructured domains prevented the associated block from being exported successfully.|
|PW-20375||Joining a previously split STL surface was causing an unexpected exit.|
|PW-20381||A large file was unable to be exported to Exodus II using a Mac.|
|PW-20384||CAE Boundary Conditions was incorrectly selecting more than one interior domain/connection.|
|PW-20390||A Plot3D file with an unorthodox structured block was not being imported.|
|PW-20391||The value input definition for XINCLUDE, YINCLUDE, and ZINCLUDE were incorrect for Pegasus.|
|PW-20399||The SDK has been updated to now support OSX 10.11.|
|PW-20405||A shape created with a journal file will no longer be translated when executing the journal file used to create it.|
|PW-20421||Cancelling a normal extrusion is now completed quicker.|
|PW-20439||An issue has been corrected that caused a domain to be corrupted when scaled.|
|PW-20446||Domain associativity is no longer lost during diagonalization when the Initialize method is used.|
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.