Mastering Geometry Cleanup in Pointwise

Mastering Geometry Cleanup in Pointwise

You are invited to watch a prerecorded mesh generation webcast on YouTube. Afterwards, the Pointwise engineer who created the grid will be available for a live discussion and Q&A session.

Importing and manipulating CAD geometry in Pointwise to make it more suitable for meshing is not always well understood, and it sometimes may seem coincidental when you finally assemble your surfaces into a solid model. This webcast aims to remove any ambiguities involving the suite of CAD tools available in Pointwise. Participants should come away with a better understanding of the geometry creation and editing utilities available to them, how to better anticipate their behavior, and how to identify situations that can influence meshing decisions.

This webinar uses complex, practical CAD examples to demonstrate how to:

  • Leverage the updated Import Database panel in Pointwise V18, and let Pointwise detect suitable tolerances automatically for you
  • Visualize model tolerances using new Examine metrics and discover how they can influence meshing decisions
  • Identify and heal gaps in geometry to expedite watertight model assembly prior to meshing
  • Apply strategies for identifying and recreating missing and untrimmed surfaces
  • Distinguish whether your imported geometry is ready for meshing and discover why some potential issues are not apparent in your CAD application


Zach Davis, Pointwise, Inc.

Zach Davis

Pointwise, Inc.

Zach Davis joined Pointwise's Sales & Marketing team in April 2015. Prior to joining Pointwise he was an applications engineer at Rescale where he implemented, updated, and maintained many CFD and simulation software packages. Before that, he was a CFD engineer at both General Atomics and Lockheed Martin. Zach has an M.S. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington (2002) and a B.S. in aerospace engineering from the Florida Institute of Technology (1999).