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Old   May 17, 2006, 13:09
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I can successfully view the internal mesh and scalars with my reader, but I am unsure what the pointZones, faceZones, and cellZones, are used for in the icoDyFoam/mixer2D. What/how are these files used?
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Old   May 17, 2006, 13:30
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They contain sets of points/faces/cells.

In the mixer case they e.g. give the cells on the inside of the mixer (so the ones that rotate) and e.g. the faces that are being projected onto eachother.
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Old   May 17, 2006, 16:36
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Let me rephrase my question. Do I need these for the paraview reader? Do you use these in parafoam?

Also how about the mesh modifier do I need those for paraview?

I guess I am a little confused as to what files are necessary to visualize versus those that are necessary to calculate.
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Old   May 18, 2006, 03:43
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faceZones/cellZones are selections of faces/cells. These are sometimes interesting to look at. You do not need them per se.

meshModifiers are not nessecary for visualization.

You need
- points
- faces
- owner
- neighbour
- boundary
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Old   May 18, 2006, 09:22
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Thanks that answers alot. So in parafoam do you all visualize cellzones, facezones and pointzones?
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Old   September 4, 2006, 05:43
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Is there a way to visualize faceZones ?
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Old   September 4, 2006, 05:45
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It used to work in dxFoam (in fact, it still does), but I don't know how to do it in paraview. Any suggestions are welcome.

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Old   September 4, 2006, 05:49
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Assuming that you have setSet compiled, it automatically generates VTK output (unless you specify '-noVTK').

BTW: You can partial automate the process - just pipe in your desired commands via stdin into setSet.

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Old   September 5, 2006, 05:21
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foamToVTK does faceZones.

(btw. setSet has -batch option which reads file)
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