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Old   March 5, 2010, 04:19
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Short update, I used the git repository and compiled the newest foamToTec360. The errors are still there....
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Old   March 5, 2010, 04:29
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Hi Reddy,

have you already tried 2D axisymmetric mesh to check whether it is also dependent on quasi-third-dimension with your OF installation?

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Old   March 8, 2010, 09:08
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hey scott, i have a question about foamToTecplot360. is it possible for one to use foamToTecplot360 if i am using Tecplot360 2006? or does foamToTecplot only work with Tecplot360 2009? thanks much.
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Old   March 8, 2010, 09:20
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Hi Deji,

you should first check whether the file format tec360 2006 is trying to read is of type *.plt because foamToTecplot 360 is generating that kind of files.

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Old   March 10, 2010, 11:20
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thanks peter, i will check that out.
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Old   March 17, 2010, 09:13
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Dear Scott,

it is very nice that there exists a foamToTecplot360-converter. Unfortunately, we have only licenses for Tecplot up to version 360_2008 and the converter is written for 360_2009. It doesn't seem to be straightforward to "downgrade" the converter. Is it planned to provide the converter for older Tecplot-versions? Or can you give us some hints on how to modify the converter to work at least with Tecplot360_2008?

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Old   March 17, 2010, 12:28
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Dear Angelo,

I am not aware of any plans to make the output from the converter readable by older versions of Tecplot. Additionally, as the converter outputs to a binary (Tecplot 360 2009) format there is no easy way to edit the output to be readable by an older version of Tecplot.

As an fyi Ö Tecplot 360 2009 does have the ability to write out older versions of our data format, but obviously one must have the current version to create the older formats (so this may not be a viable solution).

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Old   March 19, 2010, 06:22
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Dear Scott

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I am not aware of any plans to make the output from the converter readable by older versions of Tecplot. Additionally, as the converter outputs to a binary (Tecplot 360 2009) format there is no easy way to edit the output to be readable by an older version of Tecplot.
That's a pity, as I assume that many OpenFoam users don't have the newest version of Tecplot.

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As an fyi Ö Tecplot 360 2009 does have the ability to write out older versions of our data format, but obviously one must have the current version to create the older formats (so this may not be a viable solution).
If such a conversion is part of the newest Tecplot version, wouldn't it be easy (at least from a technical point of view) to release a stand-alone tool for converting Tecplot_360_2009-output for older Tecplot versions, at least for usage with OpenFoam? This would be a very very helpful.

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Old   March 21, 2010, 07:02
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Has anyone out there got the foamToTecplot360 converter working in OF-1.5-dev? If so, can you share your method of getting it to work??
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Dear Scott,
Hey there Scott, I also am a user of an older version of Tecplot360, the 2006 version. I think it would be a really good and beneficial step for Tecplot to come up with some tool to convert Tecplot360 2009 binary files to older Tecplot360 versions. Is Tecplot doing this to force anyone that wants to utilize foamToTecplot360 tool purchase Tecplot360 2009? I do not think that would be fair, if that is the case. Thanks much.

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Hey guys, how does one open the converted results in Tec360? I'm getting "Err: Unexpected End of file in Datafile header."

The mesh loads fine but any flow parameters give me that message in Tecplot 360.

Has anyone encountered this problem?

[EDIT] I should have read up in the thread ... must select multiple files with the grid file at the top of the list.

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Old   March 28, 2010, 20:03
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Alternatively, has anyone tried foam->Ensight->Tecplot??
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Old   April 5, 2010, 10:30
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Alternatively, has anyone tried foam->Ensight->Tecplot??

hey there rieuk. do you mean to say that there is an alternative to allow one to plot in tecplot without using the foamToTecplot360 tool?
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Old   April 5, 2010, 16:48
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Hi All,
We are aware that there have been compilation issues for the foamToTecplot360 converter so we have created a compiled version for the OpenFOAM development branch source (1.6.x) for a 64-bit SUSE 11.x machine.

A tarball with the source code, third-party utilities, and compiled results are at this link: http://download.tecplot.com/360/foam64.tgz Archive size is about 350Mb.

We are curious to know what your experience has been with the converter. When you get a chance, please send me an email or respond via the forum on your experience in using the converter and how Tecplot360 works for OpenFOAM results. To be frank, your feedback helps us to gauge how active we should be in the community so donít hesitate to let us know both the good and bad experiences.

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Old   April 5, 2010, 22:10
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Scott, I think a lot of people would appreciate a release for 1.5-dev.

deji, yes you can convert to Ensight in OpenFOAM for which Tecplot 360 has a reader for. Problem is Tecplot is not reading my data files correctly.
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Old   April 6, 2010, 11:09
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Hello Rieuk,

The feedback that we have heard is that there has been success with the existing converter (1.6.x) reading 1.5-dev results. I infer that this has not been your experience.

Does anyone else have a problem reading 1.5-dev results with the 1.6.x foamToTecplot360 converter?

BTW .. we will be releasing an improved Tecplot 360 loader of Ensight data shortly. Here is a link to more information about the next release, and access to the beta version: http://www.tecplottalk.com/viewtopic.php?t=1017

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Old   May 17, 2010, 06:10
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Scott,

No, I can get it to work with 1.6. However it's just annoying to have to have two installations just for the converter...
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Old   June 15, 2010, 05:52
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Hi,

Just as an information to anyone. I decided to use as OS (K)Ubuntu 10.0.4 which is available with pre-installed OpenFOAM 1.5-devel, downloadable here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/openfoam-extend/files/
Then I downloaded all the packages for OpenFOAM and Thirdparty (binaries, too), set a soft link to get ThirdParty-1.6.x and used "git" to get the newest OF sources. After changing the .bashrc in my user dir where I installed OF and changing the OF settings.sh to use the system compiler (I am not sure if this was needed) it was easy to compile directly foamToTecplot360 using ./Allwmake . I got some error messages but the converter does work fine.

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Tecplot 360 2011 with the OpenFOAM © data loader is now officially released. This loader directly reads OpenFOAM output.
One can upgrade their current license of Tecplot 360 to this new version at this link: http://www.tecplot.com/Downloads/SoftwareUpgrade.aspx
One can obtain a 14 day evaluation of this new version of Tecplot 360 at this link: http://www.tecplot.com/Downloads/EvaluationSoftware/Tecplot360.aspx
You are welcome to contact me if you have questions or suggestions regarding this new capability.
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Old   November 5, 2011, 13:58
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Dear Scot,

1- Is it possible to extract converted OpenFOAM to Tecplot data (in the new release) on a curved surface (i.e., airfoil) in a non-block format?
In fact, I like to calculate the lift coefficient over an airfoil which is solved with OpenFOAM, but I couldn't perform the integration of pressure over the airfoil via tecplot analyzer as the integration is always zero due to the data format of airfoil boundary.

2- Is it possible to have this new feature as an add-on to the previous versions of Tecplot?


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