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Old   July 8, 2013, 06:18
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Hello all,

I have downloaded a file online which contain the vtk..

what is the vtk?
why we use it?
how can i open and view it?

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Old   July 8, 2013, 10:50
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Hi,

VTK is a visualization library that is used to program the paraview visualization software. Paraview is also the default program to open *.vtk files.

See http://www.vtk.org/ and http://www.paraview.org/.

For OpenFoam postprocessing a minor extension called ParaFoam is usually used. This information and Google should give you a decent overview.

Good luck!
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thanks.. i always use paraview for all my viewing purposes..

recently i acquired a file where i found vtk format as well as paraview format. hence i was confuse..

Thanks for your kind reply Cutter
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For OpenFoam postprocessing a minor extension called ParaFoam is usually used. This information and Google should give you a decent overview.
Do you think paraFoam is still relevant? With paraview 4 now released, including the nice reload button, I don't see any advantage of paraFoam over Paraview.
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Old   July 9, 2013, 03:26
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Oh, thanks for the good news. This feature will certainly improve the whole OF postprocessing workflow. Hopefully relative paths within state files are implemented too. Time to compile a new paraview...
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