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shangzung July 9, 2010 06:01

OpenFOAM 1.7 ParaView 3.8 installation problems
 
Hello,

I am having problems installing ParaView for OF 1.7. After installing paraView, if I enter paraFoam outside of a OF project output is:

file does not exist: './system/controlDict'

usage: paraFoam [option]


But if I enter paraFoam inside of a project, just how it's meant to be started, output is:

home/simulation/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.7.0/bin/paraFoam: Zeile 132: paraView: Kommando nicht gefunden.


Did someone encounter this error?

Thanks in advance!

wyldckat July 11, 2010 06:38

Greetings Dennis,

Sorry for taking so long to answer. I don't know if you've already managed to get ParaView working.

First of all, the script paraFoam is meant to be used with OpenFOAM cases. Either you run it inside a case folder, or you point to where the case is:
Code:

paraFoam -case folder/where/case/is
Now, the second issue is probably because ParaView was not built with success. So, how exactly did you install paraview?
Quote:

Originally Posted by shangzung
After installing paraView

The quickest way for installing ParaView, without having to build it, is to follow the instructions I've been spreading around:
  1. Download the already built ParaView 3.8.0 from www.paraview.org (keep in mind what architecture is your Linux installation, i?86 or x86_64);
  2. Quote:

    Originally Posted by wyldckat (Post 263925)
    You can change in the script OpenFOAM-1.7.0/bin/paraFoam were it says ".OpenFOAM" to ".foam", since ParaView 3.8.0 expects that "foam" is the file extension for OpenFOAM cases.

  3. And finally this: OF 1.7 installation problem "command not found error" - post #11
Best regards,
Bruno


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