New Features in Pointwise V18.4 - June Session

Get up to speed on the latest additions to Pointwise V18.4.


June Session: To be held LIVE on June 22nd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CT.

Although everyone is welcome, this live course is intended for users who are somewhat familiar with the Pointwise mesh generation software, its GUI layout, and its basic functionality. In other words, if you have been using our software for some time and would like to become familiar with the latest additions to Pointwise V18.4 designed to streamline your meshing process, this is the course for you!

On the other hand, if you have never used Pointwise before, we do recommend that you consider taking the Pointwise Meshing Foundations online course in this school prior to taking this New Features course.

Using demonstrations and the opportunity for hands-on experiences, in the New Features in Pointwise V18.4 live course we review the following concepts:

  • Size field controls are now available at the domain level
  • New T-Rex boundary condition types allow the control of cells' aspect ratio
  • Added enhancements to the well-known Diagonalize command
  • Automated surface mesh creation via the new Automatic Surface Mesh command
  • New grid and database import/export formats
  • Added BC/VC support for selected grid import formats
  • Print out hyperlinks to the Messages window via new Glyph commands

Since this course is taught live by members of the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence, we do recommend that you take full advantage of this opportunity to interact with the Cadence engineers and ask as many questions as needed. We would like to make sure that by the end of the course, you are up-to-speed with the latest additions to the Pointwise meshing software and that all your questions have been answered to your satisfaction.


"The Pointwise Mesh Generation Foundations course was very detailed and informative. Even as an experienced Pointwise user, I was able to learn useful tips for improving workflow as well as discover existing features that will be helpful for future meshing projects. If you want to learn how to use Pointwise and/or learn how to better utilize the software to become more efficient at mesh generation, I would highly recommend the Pointwise Mesh Generation Foundations course."

- Michael Bozeman, NASA Langley Research Center




"I really like the user interface in Pointwise. It is very easy to adjust the specific grid elements I need. I also like how capable the Glyph scripting interface is."

- Ed Biegert, Toyon Research Corporation

Course Curriculum



Your Instructors

Erick J.S. GanttErick J. S. Gantt

Is a Sr. Principal Application Engineer in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence. Mr. Gantt joined Pointwise, Inc. (now part of Cadence Design Systems, Inc) in 1987 as a member of our then Engineering Services Team where he has helped users via direct support, documentation, feature design and training. He has trained countless users in all versions of Pointwise software, as well as Pointwise's predecessor, Gridgen. Training courses provided include the in person equivalent of the Pointwise Meshing Foundations course, advanced courses for structured and overset meshing, and new features training for distributors, UGMs and Let's Talk Meshing seminars. Prior to Pointwise, Mr. Gantt worked at General Dynamics, Fort Worth Division (now Lockheed Martin Aeronautics), where he performed CFD meshing and analysis on several fighter and advanced programs. Mr. Gantt earned a B.S. in Aerospace engineering (cooperative plan) from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1987.


Claudio M. PitaClaudio M. Pita, Ph.D.

Is a Principal Application Engineer in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence. Dr. Pita joined Pointwise, Inc. (now part of Cadence Design Systems, Inc) in 2010 as a senior engineer in the Applied Research Team where he worked in the initial implementation of the Overset capabilities in the Pointwise mesh generation software. In 2013, he joined our then Engineering Services Team where he has helped users via direct support (with an emphasis in Glyph scripting assistance), documentation, and development of training materials. He has trained countless users in all versions of the Pointwise software. Training courses provided include the in person equivalent of the Pointwise Meshing Foundations course, Glyph scripting course, and New Features training for distributors, UGMs, and customers. Prior to Pointwise, Dr. Pita completed a year-long term as a Postdoctoral fellow at MIT. Dr. Pita earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Nuclear Engineering from the Instituto Balseiro in Argentina and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Mississippi State University. His Ph.D. research involved “Modeling of oxide bifilms in aluminum castings using the Immersed Element-Free Galerkin Method.”


John DreeseJohn Dreese

Is a Lead Application Engineer in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence. Mr. Dreese joined Pointwise, Inc. (now part of Cadence Design Systems, Inc) in 2012 as a member of our then Engineering Services Team where he has helped users via direct support and training. He has trained countless users in all versions of Pointwise software in the in-person equivalent of the Pointwise Meshing Foundations course. Prior to Pointwise, Mr. Dreese worked for 10 years at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics in the field of weapon separation analysis including simulation and wind tunnel and flight testing. Mr. Dreese earned a B.S. and an M.S. in aeronautical and astronautical engineering from The Ohio State University in 1996 and 1999, respectively.

Frequently Asked Questions


Is this a live course taught by "real" people?
Yes! No videos or robots here. This course is taught live by engineers in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence.
Can we ask questions during while the course is being taught?
Yes! Since this is a live course taught by engineers in the Pointwise AE Team at Cadence, we do encourage participants to ask as many questions as needed. We want to make sure that you take full advantage of this opportunity.
Are there any materials provided with the course?
Yes! Once you sign up for this live course, you will be provided with a set of sample files to be used in the interactive examples. Additionally, you will be provided a PDF copy of the teaching notes.
How long does it take to complete the course?
On average, this course takes about 4 hours to complete (including a few 10-15 minutes brakes spread throughout). However, since this course is taught live, the actual time to completion may vary slightly based on questions from participants.
I am an advanced user. Will I be bored in the New Features course?
No! Advanced users are prime candidates to take the most out of this course as it presents the latest additions to the Pointwise mesh generation software. This course is guaranteed to teach you the latest techniques available to streamline your mesh generation process.

June Session: To be held LIVE on June 22nd from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM CT.

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