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-19174||Initialization of an unstructured block failed with an error message related to tetrahedral import.|
|PW-20270||Export of a 1 billion cell mesh to Exodus II CAE solver failed with an error about the z coordinate array.|
|PW-20352||The structured solver adjusted the position of a shared floating node after the Apply button was pushed.|
|PW-20370||Modifying the dimensions of any of the connectors on a domain caused highly skewed cells to form within the domain.|
|PW-20418||A Nastran file was not importing correctly.|
|PW-20430||A complicated CFX grid was taking a long time to export.|
|PW-20434||Database entities from a Parasolid file could be scaled in Pointwise V17.2R5 but not in Pointwise V18.|
|PW-20450||Setting a value in the donor_quality field and deleting it was causing overset cases to not be able to run.|
|PW-20458||Journaling was not recording the change to an overset case name.|
|PW-20470||A multi-segment database curve did not transform properly during a rotate operation.|
|PW-20471||Pointwise unexpectedly exited during the initialization of an unstructured block.|
|PW-20476||An unstructured domain could be initialized in Pointwise V18.0R2 but not in Pointwise V18.0R3.|
|PW-20491||USM3D filed could be written that were larger than the FORTRAN file based format allowed.|
|PW-20499||The Zoom to Selection command did not work for selected database boundaries.|
|PW-20509||T-Rex layers in a domain created on a database surface appeared “scalloped.”|
|PW-20510||Exporting an unstructured grid which contained a T-Rex block and a prism block failed and resulted in errors related to incompatible BC types and non-manifold connectivity.|
|PW-20515||The default number of database surfaces used for a projection was different in the Grid, Solve panel after initialization of a domain.|
|PW-20519||Adjusting a parameter to solve a block unnecessarily updated domains.|
|PW-20523||A domain was not being properly projected to its boundary.|
|PW-20533||Export to the WIND CAE failed if the number of blocks exceeded 64.|
|PW-20535||A grid with a cell type unsupported by Ketrel was exported to Kestrel.|
|PW-20545||Initializing an unstructured domain resulted in a very coarse discretization of the domain. Refining the domain corrected it.|
|PW-20549||Periodic domains, used in separate blocks, were not being properly updated when using the T-Rex block solver.|
|PW-20561||Flipping a block’s face orientation in the Edit, Orient command was not journaled correctly.|
|PW-20573||The Examine, Volume Ratio metric reported an incorrect maximum value after a block was copied and pasted.|
|PW-20582||Create, Domains on Database Entities was unable to create unstructured domains on two quilts in a geometry file.|
|PW-20621||Exporting multi-domain extruded block files to a face based solver was taking longer than in previous versions of Pointwise.|
|PW-20680||Pointwise exited unexpectedly when a database was copied.|
|PW-20681||The structured block solver continued to run for several iterations after the Stop button was pressed.|
|PW-20698||Large files could not be exported to Kestrel due to improper handling.|
|PW-20702||Corrected an inconsistency when using Glyph and the ShapeConstraint parameter.|
Minimum Requirements for All Platforms:
Note: Pointwise V18.0R1 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.