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Old   January 12, 2007, 15:27
Default I am attempting to use the gms
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I am attempting to use the gmshToFoam utility for the first time and am getting an error. I was wondering if someone could point me in the right direction. Here is what I did:

(1) Created a new case <gmsh> using FoamX.
(2) Found the file "CubeVer1.msh" that came with the OpenFOAM installation and verified that it could be read by Gmsh.
(3) Copied "CubeVer1.msh" to the root directory of my new <gmsh> case and also copied it to gmsh/constant/polymesh. I wasn't sure if the *.msh file needed to be in the /polymesh directory.
(4) Invoked the gmshToFoam utility from FoamX and from the command line.

Here is the error message I get:

Exec : gmshToFoam /home/tmolls/OpenFOAM/tmolls-1.3/run/test gmsh CubeVer1.msh
Date : Jan 12 2007
Time : 11:17:05
Host : cfd01
PID : 9442
Root : /home/tmolls/OpenFOAM/tmolls-1.3/run/test
Case : gmsh
Nprocs : 1
Create time



--> FOAM FATAL IO ERROR : Attempt to get back from bad stream

file: CubeVer1.msh at line 1.

From function void Istream::getBack(token& t)
in file db/IOstreams/IOstreams/Istream.C at line 44.

FOAM exiting

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Can anybody help me out and let me know what I am doing wrong? Thanks in advance.
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Old   August 30, 2009, 17:52
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I got that error when I typed the wrong mesh file name in the command.
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