The Display window takes up the bulk of the GUI real estate. Here your entire project is displayed during all operations and commands. Therefore
immediate visual feedback is available at all times.
Your model and changes to it are constantly shown in the Display window (enhanced for clarity).
Note: Pointwise uses a separate thread to handle the GUI. This allows
the Messages window and Status Bar to be updated and the Display
window to remain responsive while commands are being processed. You can learn more about
multi-threading within Pointwise by going to the Special Topics page on
The Display wondow can be used to quickly load a native Pointwise project file (File, Open), to import a
database or grid file (File, Import), or to run a Glyph script
(Script, Execute). Simply drag and drop a files into the Display window and the appropriate action
will take place.
Several other actions also take place within the Display window. These include entity
selection, model manipulations, and commands accessed via the right-mouse menu
(see Mouse Functions for more information).
The background coloring and gradient of the Display window can also be customized (see Preferences
for more information).