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Old   November 27, 2013, 01:17
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Hello All,

I have installed blueCFD, I can run the tutorial simulations and I know it works because I check different time steps and see the values for pressure and velocity. But when I run the Paraview it just shows an empty box where velocity and pressure is zero. Does anyone have any idea about this problem ?

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Old   November 27, 2013, 17:33
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Greetings Mehdi and welcome to the forum!

I'm assuming you've installed blueCFD-SingleCore, correct?

This is a somewhat common problem with people that are trying out OpenFOAM and ParaView/paraFoam for the first time. I'll quote myself from a couple of years ago:
Originally Posted by wyldckat View Post
It's simple:
  • You ran blockMesh, then icoFoam.
  • No errors in sight and you have the 0.1 to 0.5 time folders.
  • You ran paraFoam. ParaView opens with the case folder. You pressed the big green "Apply" button.
  • The mesh/box appears.
  • Now look at the top right half of ParaView's top toolbar and see the "Time" edit box with a spin box to the right (spin box has two triangles, one pointing up and the other down). Click on the top triangle to change the current time snapshot.
  • Then start reading here: Post-processing
To learn more about ParaView and how to use it with OpenFOAM:
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Old   December 1, 2013, 03:43
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Thanks Bruno, it helps. It works as you said.
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