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Old   November 14, 2005, 10:47
Default Recommend Visualization software for FVM
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zonexo
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hi,

i'm looking for a easy to use visualization software to visualize the data i obtain from the FVM code. I was using tecplot but it doesn't seem to be very suitable. there also seems to be some errors when i try to interpolate the values when using cell center display.

since i'm using fortran, i hope the data format isn't too complex. it should preferably be able to show cell center and node center values at the same time.

of course, if it's free that's even better....

thanks alot!
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Old   November 14, 2005, 11:39
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You can try to use Paraview (http://www.paraview.org). It's free and easy to use (for me...).

I've been also using Fortran and among several file formats supported by Paraview I've been using the Ensight 6 format. By this way I can use both softwares to visualize my results.

here you can download my Fortran routines to write primitive CFD data in Ensight format http://www.nacad.ufrj.br/~rnelias/paraview

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to find other visualization softwares see the following link: http://www.cfd-online.com/Links/soft.html#vis

Cheers

Renato.

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Old   November 14, 2005, 13:28
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Hi,

I would recommend paraview, too. And for further calculations: octave with the octaviz package

Fabian
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Old   November 14, 2005, 22:42
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Thanks alot! I'll give paraview a try, together with Renato's fortran routine.
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Old   November 15, 2005, 00:18
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hi, may i know if there's any manual or tutorials to help get started? thanks
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Old   November 15, 2005, 07:47
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This is the problem...

Despite being free, Kitware sells the user guides and courses for their softwares - they need to earn money from some place, of course ;o)

But, I can tell you that Paraview was the easiest visualization software I've ever faced with and I think you won't have problems working with it.

There was a short user guide for the version 1.6 available in Paraview's website but I can't find it anymore, so let me know your mail that I can send it for you...

Cheers

Renato.

note 1: Don't forget to download the tutorials data.

note 2: My routines write only the geometry and result files for velocity and pressure. You'll have to write a very simple casefile in order to load Ensight's file in Paraview. You can find examples of casefiles in the tutorial data or in the Ensight's guide I've zipped with the routines.
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Old   November 15, 2005, 11:30
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hi thanks again. my email is zonexo@gmail.com.

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