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Old   January 29, 2009, 12:56
Default Hi Dennis, I am also having
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Hi Dennis,

I am also having some prob in porting foamToTecplot to OF-1.5.x...

I take it something has to be changed in /Make/options, but what exactly...?

I am not much familiarized with OF-1.5 yet....

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Old   January 29, 2009, 13:07
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I don;t have time to perform a diff and tell you what changed so I have uploaded the code.


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Old   January 29, 2009, 17:26
Default Hi Dennis Thanx a lot... bu
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Hi Dennis

Thanx a lot... but I cannot get it from this page... The only thing that shows up is the pic of a folder... but the link doesn't work... :-(

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Old   January 29, 2009, 17:55
Default second try. http://www.cfd
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second try.

foamToTecplot1.5.x.tar.gz
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Old   January 29, 2009, 18:28
Default Thx a Lot Dennis :-)
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Thx a Lot Dennis :-)
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Old   February 24, 2009, 00:10
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why i got some file named *.unk. how to open them?
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Old   February 24, 2009, 01:42
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well, i opened the *.unk file using tar -zxvf cmd. and put it at $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.1/applications/utilities/postProcessing/dataConversion /foamToTecplot/
using ls command ,shows
root@jun-desktop:/home/jun/OpenFOAM/install/foamToTecplot# ls
checkFoamData.H Make writeDXheader.H
foamToTecplot.C writeDXdata.H writeDXseries.H
foamToTecplot.dep writeDXgrid.H writeTECfile.H


How to make it? my error is below:
root@jun-desktop:/home/jun/OpenFOAM/install/foamToTecplot# wmake
bash: wmake: command not found.

How to install wmake?
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Old   May 4, 2009, 06:49
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Hi all,

I want to use foamtotecplot with a refined mesh. The code breaks up and It is not able to translate the data.

The problem is in writeTECfile.H,
I have modified the begining of the file as
{
const pointField& points = mesh.points();
const cellShapeList& cells = mesh.cellShapes();
num_cell = 0;
forAll(cells, celli)
{
const labelList& shapeLabels = cells[celli];
const labelList& cll = mesh.cellPoints()[celli];
if(shapeLabels.size()>3)
{
num_cell = num_cell+1;
}
if(shapeLabels.size()<4)
// 4 is the minimum number of points for the pyramid cell.
{
num_cell = num_cell+1;
cout<<cll.size()<<"\n";
cout<<"number of points per cell"<<cll.size()<<"\n";
}

}

When a cell is a neighbour of refined cells, the numeber of points of each cell grows up. When the number of cellpoints is higher then 8, the cellShapes drops to 0.

cellShapes is used to create the tecplot connection matrix as in the lines
switch(shapeLabels.size())
{
case 8: // hex
dataOut
<< shapeLabels[0]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[1]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[2]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[3]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[4]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[5]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[6]+1 << tab
<< shapeLabels[7]+1 << endl;
break;



If we try to use directly cellPoints there, they are not ordered and the connection matrix of tecplot does not work well.
Can you help us?



thank you

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Old   May 8, 2009, 03:31
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Dear all,

My geometry includes cyclic boundary conditions and when I issue foamToTecplot, it gives me the error of "segmentation fault". What should I do in source files of foamToTecplot to recognize this B.C as well?

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Old   May 8, 2009, 12:50
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Everyone using Tecplot with OpenFoam should make some noise for a native OpenFOAM interface in Tecplot.

Tecplot representatives have recently taken notice and are trying to determine the number of users who would benifit.

I do not work for Tecplot, but I have a fair number of licenses.

djk
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Old   May 8, 2009, 16:27
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As a follow on to Dennis' statement:

My name is Scott Rumage, and I am Tecplot's Partner & Code Interface manager. If you have any comments or suggestions on why and how Tecplot should enhance its relationship with OpenFOAM, then please let me know via this forum or at s dot rumage at tecplot dot com.

I want to be very open about this -- I cannot make promises at this stage of how we will engage with the OpenFOAM community, but we are trying to understand what actions we can take that will give the greatest value to our users.

Thanks ahead of time for your time and comments on this subject.
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Old   May 10, 2009, 09:18
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Dear Scott,

Please see: It would be wonderful if a tool for FoamToTecplot is available

It is a 5 page forum about how to convert OF data to tecplots. It will be nice if tecplot had a loader for OF solutions.

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Old   June 3, 2009, 08:51
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Hi,

I use the foamToTecplot utility for data conversion between OpenFoam and Tecplot. First this is a great utitility but i miss something. I added the fieldAverage function to my controlDict and I get the Umean, Uprime2mean, pmean and pprime2mean values in my Openfoam time directory. If I now convert this time directory with foamToTecplot I only get the Umean, pmean and pprime2mean values in my Tecplot-file. But I need also the Uprime2mean values for calculating the reynolds stresses. I guess this field is not treated by the converter? I would be great if somebody could help and tell what I have to add to the source code of the converter for treating this fields too.

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Old   June 3, 2009, 09:52
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Hallo,
I'm using OpenSuse 10.3.
I tried to compile foamToTecplot and encountered the following error:

Making dependency list for source file foamToTecplot.C SOURCE=foamToTecplot.C ; g++ -m64 -Dlinux64 -DDP -Wall -Wno-strict-aliasing -Wextra -Wno-unused-parameter -Wold-style-cast -march=opteron -O3 -DNoRepository -ftemplate-depth-40 -I/home/julian/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.5/src/finiteVolume/lnInclude -IlnInclude -I. -I/home/julian/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.5/src/OpenFOAM/lnInclude -I/home/julian/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.5/src/OSspecific/Unix/lnInclude -fPIC -c $SOURCE -o Make/linux64GccDPOpt/foamToTecplot.o
/home/julian/OpenFOAM/ThirdParty/gcc-4.3.1/platforms/linux64/bin/../libexec/gcc/x86_64-unknown-linux-gnu/4.3.1/cc1plus: error while loading shared libraries: libmpfr.so.1: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
make: *** [Make/linux64GccDPOpt/foamToTecplot.o] Fehler 1


Here is the solution:
- go to Yast and install the following packages: "mpfr" and "mpfr-devel"
- then go again to the /foamToTecplot/ directory and type again:
wmake

It should compile correctly, then.
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Old   June 4, 2009, 11:31
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Allright I found the solution of my problem. The converter indeed do not convert symmTensor fields, e.g. UPrime2Mean if you use the averaging function. But after a long search within the forum I found the solution. One have to use the utility <foamCalc components UPrimeToMean> and this splits the symmTensor into its parts xx,yy,zz,xy,xz,yz and writes 6 new scalar fields which could be converted by foamToTecplot.
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Old   June 5, 2009, 12:10
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Hey dkingsley:

It is very pity that I can not download the files. Would you like to send the file to my email? I will be grateful for your kind help.
Ps: My openfoam version is 1.5.
Thanks and best wishes!
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Old   June 5, 2009, 12:16
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Hey foamers:

I hope all of you have a good mood everyday.

The foamTotecplot is very great work. I would like to use the utility. It is very pity that I can not download the files from the netpage. Is anyone kind enough to send me the files to my email:loneboard@gmail.com?

I will be grateful for your kind help.
Ps: My openfoam version is 1.5.

Thanks and best wishes!
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Old   October 1, 2009, 06:06
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Hi, forget about this posting, I saw to late that there are news. I don't know how to delete it. Thanks!

Hi, is there news about foamToTecplot? Is there a new version available? Thanks for an answer!
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Old   October 7, 2009, 05:38
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Hello Everybody,

I was just wondering, if there is a version of foamToTecplot (like "foamToTecplot1.5.x.tar.gz" from Dennis Kingsley) that works with openFOAM 1.6.? Thanks to the very helpful people here, I could manage to get foamToTecplot running on openFOAM 1.5, but I'm still struggling to get it running on openFOAM 1.6...

Thanks for your help!
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Old   October 7, 2009, 22:55
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I changed the following in foamToTecplot.C (1.5.x )so that it can run in 1.6.x.
// volPointInterpolation pInterp(mesh, pMesh);
volPointInterpolation pInterp(mesh);
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