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Old   August 23, 2006, 09:53
Default I have submitted OpenFOAM 1.3
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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).
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Old   October 17, 2006, 09:49
Default Hi! I've download Visit (ww
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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?

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Old   October 17, 2006, 13:03
Default Select the system/controlDict.
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Select the system/controlDict.
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Old   October 18, 2006, 13:43
Default Thanks, that did the trick.
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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)
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Old   October 19, 2006, 14:47
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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.
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Old   November 19, 2006, 07:47
Default I have a problem which says
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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?
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Old   November 22, 2006, 10:34
Default I cant really help you with vi
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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".
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Old   November 22, 2006, 10:39
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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".
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Old   November 25, 2006, 10:01
Default Hi, I experienced exactly the
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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...
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Old   December 5, 2006, 13:33
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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.
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Old   December 6, 2006, 11:56
Default just use foamToVTK, works fine
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just use foamToVTK, works fine
visit can handle the VTK format
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Old   December 6, 2006, 11:59
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That kinda of defeats the purpose of a native reader. And if you want to go that route just use paraview.
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Old   December 6, 2006, 12:05
Default yep, was meant as a quick-fix
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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
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Old   December 6, 2006, 12:07
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i mean, the position of legends in visit
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Old   December 7, 2006, 05:48
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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?

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Old   December 18, 2006, 17:15
Default I am not sure. I would be wil
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I am not sure. I would be willing to debug it for you. Can you get me the dataset?
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Old   December 27, 2006, 12:05
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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.
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Old   December 27, 2006, 22:00
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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.
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Old   December 29, 2006, 13:30
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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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