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-21637||The pw:Application exit function was not working when using the Glyph server.|
|PW-21635||Using a “\” in a CAE boundary condition renders the .pw file unusable.|
|PW-21630||Joining connectors unintentionally deleted an adjacent domain.|
|PW-21628||T-Rex bug resulted in failed face processing on export.|
|PW-21616||On Linux systems, the target reticle for the mouse could be inaccurate.|
|PW-21609||A block was not initializing successfully and causing an unexpected exit.|
|PW-21597||Having a floating and roaming license used simultaneously caused Pointwise to close.|
|PW-21594||A domain with a source was causing initialization (of the domain or the block) to fail and Pointwise to close unexpectedly.|
|PW-21588||Spacings were being removed from a Named Spacing when the distribution of the connector was changed to equal spacing.|
|PW-21586||Initializing multiple domains with triangles and quads caused an unexpected exit.|
|PW-21575||A block surrounded by other blocks could not be elevated on export when exported by itself.|
|PW-21563||Edit, Split was failing if a split location was too close to an end node.|
|PW-21562||Two dimensional CGNS files were not be imported correctly.|
|PW-21560||Two domains could not be initialized due to poor boundary triangulation.|
|PW-21555||The syntax description for the function getValueAtPoint was missing in the Glyph manual pages.|
|PW-21548||Two connectors could not be joined.|
|PW-21546||Structured domains had directional ambiguity in Edit, Orient.|
|PW-21538||Copying a block and then adjusting a named spacing was causing an unexpected exit.|
|PW-21537||A script setting the dimension using the size field was taking significantly longer than previous versions.|
|PW-21534||The end spacing could not be changed after joining two connectors.|
|PW-21532||The T-Rex Reduced Pyramids algorithm was not matching Match domains correctly.|
|PW-21521||The “All and Reduce Pyramids” option was still using 5 pyramids rather than a single capping pyramid.|
|PW-21508||Improved error reporting when an unstructured block is unable to be initialized.|
|PW-21506||Two structured blocks were unable to be joined.|
|PW-16958||Multi-segment is now a file option for the USM3D exporter.|
|PW-16955||USM3D can now export grids greater than 100 million cells.|
Minimum Requirements for All Platforms:
Note: Pointwise V18.0R1 and later will not be supported on 32-bit platforms.
*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 macOS versions older than 10.10.
Pointwise V18.5 R1
Pointwise V18.4 R4
Pointwise V18.4 R3
Pointwise V18.4 R2
Pointwise V18.3 R2
Pointwise V18.3 R1
Pointwise V18.2 R2
Pointwise V18.2 R1
Pointwise V18.1 R2
Pointwise V18.1 R1
Pointwise V18.0 R4
Pointwise V18.0 R3
Pointwise V18.0 R2
Pointwise V18.0 R1