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Pointwise Partners with 3Dconnexion for 3D Mouse Support

Posted By: J Batts
Date:Mon, 29 Mar 2010, 3:31 p.m.

FORT WORTH, TX (29 March 2010) – The latest release of Pointwise’s computational fluid dynamics (CFD) meshing software includes support for 3Dconnexion’s complete line of award-winning 3D mice, giving design engineers a more intuitive and comfortable design process that helps increase productivity.

“Pointwise’s customers have been asking for 3D mouse support for quite some time and we’re happy to be able to provide them with this new capability in Pointwise V16.03,” said John Chawner, Pointwise’s president. “Speeding up the mesh generation process is one of our driving goals and studies have shown that 3D mice deliver an average productivity gain of 21 percent and a payback period of less than a month. 3Dconnexion’s products and support were keys to achieving this capability.”

3Dconnexion 3D mice deliver a level of interactive control that is unattainable with a traditional mouse and keyboard. Using a 3D mouse, Pointwise users will be able to manipulate models and meshes far more intuitively.

“Our 3D mice have provided designers with advanced productivity, navigation and comfort for years, and we are excited these benefits are now extended to the Pointwise community as well,” said Dieter Neujahr, president of 3Dconnexion. “We are confident that engineers using a 3Dconnexion 3D mouse in the Pointwise environment will realize immediate benefits – increased control over models, increased comfort with a two-handed work style, and more streamlined design workflows.”

Additional information regarding the use of 3D mice in CAD applications, including “The Economic Payback of 3D Mice for CAD Design Engineers” white paper developed by the Technology Assessment Group (TAG), is available at

Pointwise, Inc. is solving the top problem facing engineering analysts today – mesh generation for computational fluid dynamics (CFD). The company’s Gridgen and Pointwise software generates structured, unstructured and hybrid meshes; interfaces with CFD solvers, such as ANSYS FLUENT, STAR-CD, ANSYS CFX and OpenFOAM as well as many neutral formats, such as CGNS; runs on Windows (Intel and AMD), Linux (Intel and AMD), Mac and Unix, and has scripting languages that can automate CFD meshing. Large manufacturing firms and research organizations worldwide rely on Pointwise as their complete CFD preprocessing solution. More information about Gridgen and Pointwise is available at

Pointwise and Gridgen are registered trademarks and Pointwise Glyph, Gridgen Glyph and T-Rex are trademarks of Pointwise, Inc. All other trademarks are property of their respective owner.

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