New Fidelity Pointwise release - 2023.2

New Pointwise V2023.2 is out. Pease contact us to obtain installation packages. 
Since V2022 release FlexNet  license is required to run Pointwise.
Improvements in Pointwise V18.5 include:

  • Upgraded supported version of several CAD formats: Catia V5, ProE/Creo (.prt, .asm), ProE (.neu), SolidWorks, Parasolid (x_t, xmt_txt, x_b) UG/NX (.prt)
  • Added ability to specify the AVMesh version to be used for Kestrel export.
  • Updated the JRE installers to use Java version 11.0.18+10.
  • Improvements were made to T-Rex performance by multi-threading several time- intensive operations and employing collision prediction. Collision prediction estimates the distance at which collisions are likely to occur and disables collision checks until the advancing front approaches the estimated collision distance. On average, these improvements result in a 2-3X speed up for the T-Rex portion of unstructured block initialization for large meshes. Collision prediction can be toggled on/off from the Advanced frame on the T-Rex tab and can be combined with Layer Subdivisions greater than 1 for an additional boost in speedup.
  • Database shell entities (faceted geometry) were augmented to use an optional compressed form. Compression can save up to 400% in memory usage and asimilar reduction in project file size. Loading project files with large compressed shell entities is also much faster.
  • Added new User Specified option for the Center parameter of Automatic Volume Mesh. When selected, the extents of the farfield are drawn relative to the prescribed center point.
  • A new Volume Condition examine metric which colors volume cells by their assigned CAE volume condition.
  • Assisted Quilt Assembly was updated to automatically detect boundary curves created using the Trim by Surfaces and Trim by Curves commands.
  • Automatic Surface Mesh was updated to scale the number of subdivisions for forced mapping filters using the prescribed refinement factor.

System requirements:

  • Windows (64-bit): L Windows 10 Windows 11 , Intel AMD
  • Linux (64-bit): CentOS 7, Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.4, SUSE Enterprise Linux Desktop 12.3,  Ubuntu Desktop 16.04, Intel AMD
  • macOS (64-bit): macOS 10.14, macOS 10.15 macOS 11, macOS 12, macOS 13, Intel and ARM 1


  • 16 GB RAM (64 GB recommended)
  • 2 GB disk space (512 GB recommended)
  • Ethernet card
  • OpenGL compatible monitor with at least 1280x1024 screen resolution (up to 4K)
  • Dedicated professional graphics card supporting 3D hardware- accelerated OpenGL and 24-bit RGB double-buffering OpenGL 2.0 or higher
  • Up-to-date graphics card drivers