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Old   August 6, 2013, 10:05
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Hi guys,

i cannot use foamToTecplot 360 with OF v221 on Ubuntu. I tried to compile like in this thread here:
foamToTecplot360


but it did not worked cause of wrong versions, no download files, eg.!


Can u please help me?


Thanks a lot
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Old   February 28, 2014, 09:45
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Hi,

I think there is no converter anymore as now there is a loader in tecplot which can directly read openfoam cases.

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Old   March 1, 2014, 06:12
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Greetings to all!

Just for clarity on this topic:
  1. The current versions of Tecplot 360 are indeed able to load OpenFOAM cases directly.
  2. OpenFOAM 2.3 still carries the source code for compiling foamToTecplot360, but OpenFOAM 2.2 was the last major version that had building scripts in the "ThirdParty" folder for building "tecio".
  3. Even though Tecplot 360 has a built-in case reader for OpenFOAM, it seems that in some cases the foamToTecplot360 utility is able to provide some information that the built-in reader is unable to process. For this reason, I created some time ago this repository:https://github.com/wyldckat/localFoamToTecplot360 - it provides instructions on how to build this utility on any OpenFOAM installation, for personal use.
  4. edit: There is a wiki page that already explains all of this, since 21st of September, 2013 : http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/FoamToTecplot360
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Old   April 2, 2014, 08:35
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hello guys!

Bruno, sorry for my question. I am just a beginner in OpenFOAM.
Could you please explain step by step how to install foamToTecplot into the OpenFOAM 2.3.0.?

I have tried to use your link https://github.com/wyldckat/localFoamToTecplot360. But it was expected that it doesn't work.
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Old   April 5, 2014, 20:12
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Bruno, sorry for my question. I am just a beginner in OpenFOAM.
Could you please explain step by step how to install foamToTecplot into the OpenFOAM 2.3.0.?

I have tried to use your link https://github.com/wyldckat/localFoamToTecplot360. But it was expected that it doesn't work.
Quick answer: I've added the branch for OpenFOAM 2.3. Instructions have been updated.
The reason for the problem: They've changed the options in wmake, which is why Allwmake in my repository stopped working as intended
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Old   April 10, 2014, 13:58
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Quick answer: I've added the branch for OpenFOAM 2.3. Instructions have been updated.
The reason for the problem: They've changed the options in wmake, which is why Allwmake in my repository stopped working as intended
thanx man! it works now.
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Old   September 23, 2014, 11:03
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Hi all,

After using the command foamToTecplot360 it creates to main main files, one corresponds to the grid and other one corresponds to the final results of the simulation (latest time step).

I am able to load both files using Tecplot; however, I want to "exclude" the computational mesh and just visualise the values at surface, i.e., temperature, heat transfer, etc.

I tried to change the surface at the zone styles, but I received the message "One or more selected zones are not IJK-ordered and will not be affected by the selected change".

Any idea in how it is possible to visualise just the surface values ?

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Old   September 28, 2014, 15:59
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Greetings Rophys,

Sorry, I have no idea, because I don't have Tecplot. Have you tried using the internal read that Tecplot has? For more instructions, see: Tecplot 360 2011 R2 preview with OpenFOAM data loader available for evaluation post #36

Beyond that, you might want to ask this in the Tecplot forum: http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/tecplot/

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Old   October 16, 2014, 13:49
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Hi all,

There is any option that I can use together with foamToTecplot360 command to export just the surface data (pressure, heat flux, etc) and exclude the volume mesh?

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Old   October 18, 2014, 14:19
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Greetings Rophys,
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There is any option that I can use together with foamToTecplot360 command to export just the surface data (pressure, heat flux, etc) and exclude the volume mesh?
In theory, you can modify the source code for foamToTecplot360 to not export the volume mesh. The problem is: will Tecplot recognize such kind of data properly?

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Hi Bruno, thanks for your response. I totally forgot to say that I solved the problem. To extract the surface properties we just need to used the commands available in this website: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/FoamToTecplot360

Another question. I've installed the OpenFOAM 2.3 in my laptop, however the foamToTecplot360 instalation (as you described at: https://github.com/wyldckat/localFoamToTecplot360) is not working properly.

When I run the command ./Allwmake I got the following message:
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+ [ ! -e tecio/tecsrc/Make ]
+ ln -s ../../tecioMake tecio/tecsrc/Make
ln: failed to create symbolic link `tecio/tecsrc/Make': No such file or directory
+ wmake libso tecio/tecsrc/
wmake error: could not change to directory 'tecio/tecsrc/'
+ wmake foamToTecplot360
Making dependency list for source file tecplotWriter.C
could not open file TECIO.h for source file tecplotWriter.C due to No such file or directory
could not open file MASTER.h for source file tecplotWriter.C due to No such file or directory
could not open file GLOBAL.h for source file tecplotWriter.C due to No such file or directory
Making dependency list for source file vtkMesh.C
Making dependency list for source file foamToTecplot360.C
could not open file TECIO.h for source file foamToTecplot360.C due to No such file or directory
could not open file MASTER.h for source file foamToTecplot360.C due to No such file or directory
could not open file GLOBAL.h for source file foamToTecplot360.C due to No such file or directory
SOURCE=tecplotWriter.C ;  g++ -m64 -Dlinux64 -DWM_DP -Wall -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wold-style-cast -Wnon-virtual-dtor -O3  -DNoRepository -ftemplate-depth-100 -I -I/opt/openfoam230/src/lagrangian/basic/lnInclude -I/opt/openfoam230/src/finiteVolume/lnInclude -I/opt/openfoam230/src/meshTools/lnInclude -IlnInclude -I. -I/opt/openfoam230/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude -I/opt/openfoam230/src/OSspecific/POSIX/lnInclude   -fPIC -c $SOURCE -o Make/linux64GccDPOpt/tecplotWriter.o
In file included from tecplotWriter.C:26:0:
tecplotWriter.H:39:19: fatal error: TECIO.h: No such file or directory
compilation terminated.
make: *** [Make/linux64GccDPOpt/tecplotWriter.o] Error 1

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Hi Rophys,

OK, two details:
  1. Did you run the scripts as normal user? If not, you should have.
  2. Try running the following commands and tell me if any error messages are given:
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    cd $WM_PROJECT_USER_DIR
    cd localFoamToTecplot360
    ./getTecIO
    Because according to the error message, it should be the download step that failed to happen properly.
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Hi Bruno,

I manage to solve the problem at home. In the lab some internet websites are blocked and for this reason I was not able to download the required file.

Regards,

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Old   April 30, 2015, 09:32
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Dear bruno,
I shiftet to OpenFOAM 2.3.1 and I did not find out how to load the originally data into TECPLOT. There is the possibility to choose a data loader, but until now no explanations are in the help manual of TECPLOT. So I added your branch of foamToTecplot360 for OpenFOAM 2.3 (see https://github.com/wyldckat/localFoamToTecplot360). Now it works as before for older versions of OF.

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