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Old   September 30, 2006, 07:15
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smalawi
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I keep getting errors when trying to plot grids or simulation resultsin fluwnt 6.2. aprearantly some hoops driver have problems. i tried uninstalling fluent (6.2) and reinstalling it several times but the problem still remains. All other fluent functions are running fine!

I have win xp home running on my laptop PC.

the error massages vary here are and example:

Error: Floating point error: divide by zero

Error Object: ()

How to fix this?
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Old   September 30, 2006, 15:52
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Hi!

For the floating point error in general, check:

http://www.cfd-online.com/Wiki/Fluen..._I_avoid_it.3F

BUT, there is nothing, that has to do with graphics, so sorry... I don't know further...

It might be, that your solution is not ok. So if you tell Fluent to plot values, that are not defined (eg. divided by 0) it might return the floating point error...

Ralf
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Old   October 1, 2006, 06:36
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Thanks for the hent, but the file and solution are both correct. They are from old runs and work with other PC's.

I'm sure its the graphic driver, it actually show that at times, and the best solution as I were told is to fromat the laptop. Not the easest solution!
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Old   October 1, 2006, 06:55
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Hi,

I had a problem with the grapics driver with unix. the solution was, to start fluent with that command:

fluent 3d -driver x11 &

I don't think, you can do that with xp, but there is maybe something similar.

Ralf
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Old   October 2, 2006, 12:08
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Are you using the default graphics driver? For Windows, the msw driver is more general and is sometimes needed. Fluent can be started in Windows with other drivers using the -driver msw (or something similar) command.
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Old   October 4, 2006, 20:09
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I see this often as well.

Try the -driver msw command whne you load Fluent.
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Old   October 5, 2006, 03:46
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May be this problem is due to low memory of graphic card as i solve this problem by updating my graphic card. Check it
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Old   October 11, 2006, 17:45
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I have the same problem, but I don`t know how to start Fluent 6.1 with "driver msw command" in WindowsNT. Could anyone tell me how to do that, please??? I'm desesperated
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Old   October 17, 2006, 09:01
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Hi,

I have similar problem too. But i think i finally get to solve it after many times of trial and error.

I am using window XP SP2, Pentium 4 1.6GHz, 640mb RAM. Due to unsatisfied performance of my default graphic card (64mb 4x), i have change the graphic card to ATI Radeon 9550 128mb. The VGA card is great but my CPU tend to unable to cope with the changes.

When i optimized the acceleration of my graphic card fully, my fluent cant show the proper display of grid (not to mention any display of contour), problems like the "floating error" and "divided by zero" occur. But when i reduce the acceleration by 50%(or more), the display of fluent become normal.

You can try this--- reduce the acceleration of your graphic card. Hope this work.

tuw
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Old   June 8, 2009, 22:14
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Hi,

I have similar problem too. But i think i finally get to solve it after many times of trial and error.

I am using window XP SP2, Pentium 4 1.6GHz, 640mb RAM. Due to unsatisfied performance of my default graphic card (64mb 4x), i have change the graphic card to ATI Radeon 9550 128mb. The VGA card is great but my CPU tend to unable to cope with the changes.

When i optimized the acceleration of my graphic card fully, my fluent cant show the proper display of grid (not to mention any display of contour), problems like the "floating error" and "divided by zero" occur. But when i reduce the acceleration by 50%(or more), the display of fluent become normal.

You can try this--- reduce the acceleration of your graphic card. Hope this work.

tuw
Heyyyy man, I have tried your answer and I had got success with it!!!
Thanks for you help. Bye.
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