CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
www.cfd-online.com
[Sponsors]
Home > Forums > OpenFOAM Paraview & paraFoam

How to view openfoam results in paraview

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Like Tree1Likes
  • 1 Post By Marineboy

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old   August 23, 2010, 16:57
Unhappy How to view results of Windows version of openfoam (in paraview or other)
  #1
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 6
Marineboy is on a distinguished road
I have downloaded openFOAM for MS Windows from sourceforge.net.

A test case appeared to run without problems but despite reading several user guides I don't know how to view the results in paraview.

I have installed the two dll files as requested by paraview.
I have tried paraview 3.4 (that is packaged with openfoam). Creating and opening a blank file in the working directory with a .openfoam extension does not appear to allow any results to be displayed.

Installing the latest version of paraview (v3.8) with a .foam file does not get me any further.

I feel that there is something very simple that I am missing but frustratingly I don't know how to proceed.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Many thanks.

Last edited by Marineboy; August 24, 2010 at 07:31. Reason: Changed title to better describe problem
Marineboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 24, 2010, 07:03
Red face
  #2
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 6
Marineboy is on a distinguished road
I should add that I have never run OpenFOAM before (in either its Windows or Linux forms) and so I am totally unfamiliar with the software.

I have tried running on three machines and I am pretty sure the answer will be very simple and basically anyone who has managed to view ANY results from the Windows OpenFOAM software should be able to help.

I've spent the best part of three days trying unsuccessfully to figure this out and I'd really appreciate some help.

Thanks.
Marineboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 24, 2010, 07:29
Unhappy Any help would be appreciated
  #3
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 6
Marineboy is on a distinguished road
I have run the cavity lid example supplied with the software but I still simply just don't know how to view the results..............
Marineboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   August 24, 2010, 10:20
Default Sorted now
  #4
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 6
Marineboy is on a distinguished road
The problem is sorted.
I can now view results using the .foam extension (rather than .openFOAM specified in the user guide). The .foam extension appears to work for both v3.4 and v3.8 of Paraview.
tfuwa likes this.
Marineboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   July 10, 2012, 00:08
Default
  #5
Member
 
Albert Tong
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: Perth, WA, Australia
Posts: 67
Blog Entries: 1
Rep Power: 5
tfuwa is on a distinguished road
thank you, Marineboy.
__________________
Kind regards,

Albert
tfuwa is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   July 10, 2012, 03:14
Default
  #6
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 8
Rep Power: 6
Marineboy is on a distinguished road
I'm pleased to hear that this was of use to you!
Marineboy is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Velocity spots in openFoam results Valle OpenFOAM Running, Solving & CFD 4 August 19, 2009 05:53
Adventure of fisrst openfoam installation on Ubuntu 710 jussi OpenFOAM Installation 0 April 24, 2008 14:25
Results view Eng Zakaria Bodalal Phoenics 0 August 11, 2007 12:19
view results file... Gopal CFX 1 October 9, 2006 01:30
view the results from parallel v3.2 matej CD-adapco 3 July 30, 2004 02:13


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 15:55.