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tj22 August 23, 2006 09:53

I have submitted OpenFOAM 1.3
 
I have submitted OpenFOAM 1.3 readers to both ParaView(www.paraview.org) and Visit (www.llnl.gov/visit). You should see the reader in the cvs version of paraview in the next 2 weeks and in the next release and you should see it in the next release of Visit (in September).

gschaider October 17, 2006 09:49

Hi! I've download Visit (ww
 
Hi!

I've download Visit (www.llnl.gov/visit). It looks nice but I could not load OpenFOAM-data into it. The "Open File"-Dialog has the option to read in OpenFOAM, but it only lets me select files (not directories). I tried putting an empty file with the extension .foam in various places (like paraFoam does it), but that wouldn't help either. Am I missing something very obvious?

Bernhard

mattijs October 17, 2006 13:03

Select the system/controlDict.
 
Select the system/controlDict.

gschaider October 18, 2006 13:43

Thanks, that did the trick.
 
Thanks, that did the trick.

Is there some documentation that says what works with the Visit-reader and what doesn't? Because I'm still having problems with some of my meshes (mostly wedge-meshes and cyclic BCs)

(Been looking around and the VisIt-site doesn't say too much about OpenFOAM, the Help-function doesn't know anything about OF and as far as I can tell there is no archive for the Visit-mailinglist)

tj22 October 19, 2006 14:47

There is no documentation avai
 
There is no documentation available. Since I wrote it, I guess questions should be directed to me. My email address is in the reader source code.

Also the reader for paraview is available in the cvs but currently has some compilation problems on VC 6, so it is commented out of the Cmake file.

iyer_arvind November 19, 2006 07:47

I have a problem which says
 
I have a problem which says

The metadata server running on host localhost has exited abnormally. VisIt is trying to restart it.

whenever i try to open an OpenFOAM file through opening /system/controlDict and filetype as OpenFOAM

this problem does not arise with the other file types.

something i am doing wrong?

tj22 November 22, 2006 10:34

I cant really help you with vi
 
I cant really help you with visit or even paraview without having your dataset.

The openfoam reader is available in the CVS version of paraview, and should be in the next release.

to use you must make a copy or rename "controlDict" to "controlDict.foam".

tj22 November 22, 2006 10:39

I cant really help you with vi
 
I cant really help you with visit or even paraview without having your dataset.

The openfoam reader is available in the CVS version of paraview, and should be in the next release.

to use you must make a copy or rename "controlDict" to "controlDict.foam".

7islands November 25, 2006 10:01

Hi, I experienced exactly the
 
Hi, I experienced exactly the same problem as Iyer's on VisIt-1.5.4 for Windows when reading a tutorial case, tutorials/icoFoam/cavity (I haven't tried other cases). The case is run by the Cygwin version of icoFoam and corrected the 'root' keyword entry in controlDict from cygwin-style path to Windows-style path but it didn't work either. Just for your information for now...

tj22 December 5, 2006 13:33

Sorry for the delay, I just lo
 
Sorry for the delay, I just looked in to this and it seems to be a problem on the Visit side of things as none of the 3 readers I submitted are working. I have contact Visit and I will let you all know when I have a solution.

hartinger December 6, 2006 11:56

just use foamToVTK, works fine
 
just use foamToVTK, works fine
visit can handle the VTK format

tj22 December 6, 2006 11:59

That kinda of defeats the purp
 
That kinda of defeats the purpose of a native reader. And if you want to go that route just use paraview.

hartinger December 6, 2006 12:05

yep, was meant as a quick-fix
 
yep, was meant as a quick-fix

another thing, is it possible to change the position of legends? I couldn't figure that one out and it really annoys me

hartinger December 6, 2006 12:07

i mean, the position of legend
 
i mean, the position of legends in visit

jens_klostermann December 7, 2006 05:48

Hi Terry, Thank you for mak
 
Hi Terry,

Thank you for making the readers available. I just played a little bit with visit.

It works fine with simple cases e.g. flow in a square cavity, but with more complex geometry (all hexaeder, app. 160k cells) it is very slow and gives me always timeout errors like these:

Running: engine_ser1.5.4 -host localhost -timeout 480 -port 5602
Warning: Polyhedral Data is very Slow!
Running: engine_ser1.5.4 -host localhost -timeout 480 -port 5600


Why is it so slow?

Jens

tj22 December 18, 2006 17:15

I am not sure. I would be wil
 
I am not sure. I would be willing to debug it for you. Can you get me the dataset?

tj22 December 27, 2006 12:05

There are some issues that aro
 
There are some issues that arose with the visit reader that should be corrected in the next release. Maybe you could try Paraview instead for the time being.

There is also an inherent problem in Visit with Polyhedral data (vtkConvexPointSet). So if your data contains the OpenFOAM wedge and tet-wedge, there are no corresponding VTK cell types so i used the vtkconvexpointset.

otsuki December 27, 2006 22:00

Terry, Thank you for making F
 
Terry,
Thank you for making Foam reader for VISIT.
I have been seeking way to display
"time" on animation.
Now I can do it using VISIT.
Masato

tj22 December 29, 2006 13:30

There is also a time label dis
 
There is also a time label displayed at the bottom of the 3d view in paraview as part of the OF reader.


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