Supported Platforms

This document details the hardware platforms supported by Pointwise.

Pointwise supports the most popular desktop workstations in use today by CAE engineers. The application supports each platform's native look-and-feel and provides 3-D graphics through the OpenGL industry standard. Pointwise's native project file is portable across all supported platforms.


Note: Pointwise is supported in 64-bit on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS.

Requirements for All Platforms

These are the minimum requirements common to all supported platforms:


Caution: Pointwise does not support 32-bit platforms nor does it support remote execution. However, a FAQ with remote execution workarounds is available.


For more on information on requirements specific to each operating system, choose an option below: