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Clementine November 5, 2008 17:14

export ascii file with fluent
 
I am running simulation on fluent 6.3.26 and I would like to export ascii file. I know that to export ascii file, we have to use the command
:file
:export and then select ascii format

The problem is that the ascii format is inactivated, and I don't understand why. Does someone have an idea why, and how to activate this option.

thanks

Florian November 25, 2008 10:01

Re: export ascii file with fluent
 
Are you running this in parallel mode? If I run on a single node I can write to ascii. good luck

Autumn Fjeld December 4, 2008 13:12

Re: export ascii file with fluent
 
I am having this same problem - and it appears when i open a case on one node or multiple. The data I am reading was computed in parallel mode. Would this make a difference? I am trying to export data through the following command sequence: file export

but there is no ascii option avaiable. In the GUI it is greyed out.

peter_and_pan August 2, 2012 09:52

Hi,

It's not possible to export your data in ascii if you've computed in parallel mode.

http://hpce.iitm.ac.in/website/Manuals/Fluent_6.3/fluent6.3/help/html/ug/node117.htm

When using the parallel version of FLUENT, you can export only the following packages:
ABAQUS
ANSYS Input
CGNS
EnSight Case Gold
Fieldview Unstructured
I-deas Universal
NASTRAN
PATRAN
Tecplot


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