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Old   March 8, 2010, 14:56
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Hi all.

Is it possible to export a mesh created in ANSYS-Meshing in order to see the mesh in another program like ParaView? What`s the process?If is not possible does anyone has another suggestion?

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Old   March 9, 2010, 04:42
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My suggestion:
*if possible export your mesh as *.msh file (fluent)
*import and convert your model in OpenFOAM
*export the initial guess in VTK format
But it needs linux architecture for OpenFOAM
I am almost sure there is other ways, but this one works
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Old   March 9, 2010, 05:31
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Max,

Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I´ll try to use the process you describe.

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Old   March 9, 2010, 08:37
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Max:

I did not read the Linux Part. I don`t have that. So I suppose that ParaView it`s the only way for me. Can you please say to me how to convert a *.msh file into a VTK format (I am using ANSYS meshing). ParaView also accepts this type of files (VTK).

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of course Paraview accepts VTK format, that's why I convert my FOAM files into VTK.
But without OpenFOAM, I don't know how
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ANSYS Meshing also exports CGNS format... Does that help? I guess there may be some license restrictions for some users though.

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Dear all:

I have tried to export my mesh because I was not able to see the mesh in ansys-meshing. I don`t know why but I have changed a little bit the geometry and know the mesh is " there" . In conclude, I don`t need any more to export my mesh.

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Old   April 30, 2010, 11:25
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Hi all,

this is for future reference for those that find this thread looking for a results conversion from Ansys to Paraview.

I tried converting a Model using the method stated above (export to Ensight). It worked once (2 million tet cells, Open channel flow). Since then never again.

We (thank you Michi), got it working by exporting to .cgns, then using CGNS with the added "cgns_to_vtk" script. This way it is not necessary to get OpenFoam. CGNS is run in a virtual machine with Linux.

(http://cgns.sourceforge.net/index.html)

Importing into Paraview was not a problem.
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