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Old   April 11, 2013, 14:54
Question paraview not from openfoam's thirdparty
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Hi All,

If I did not use the paraview installed from theirdparty (cannot do it through paraFoam command), instead of the local computer's one, I always first convert the Openfoam results to VTK results (foamToVTK) and then open them through the VTK format. However, I found that this is not a good method because if the openfoam data are large, it will take a long time to convert. Is there better method to open the openfoam results using the local computer's paraview? Thank you very much.
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Hi All,

If I did not use the paraview installed from theirdparty (cannot do it through paraFoam command), instead of the local computer's one, I always first convert the Openfoam results to VTK results (foamToVTK) and then open them through the VTK format. However, I found that this is not a good method because if the openfoam data are large, it will take a long time to convert. Is there better method to open the openfoam results using the local computer's paraview? Thank you very much.
You can run the following:

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paraFoam -builtin
This will use the built-in OpenFOAM reader in ParaView.

If however, you are using a new version (say 3.98), you can run the following:

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paraFoam -builtin -touch
This will create a .foam file which you can open in a newer ParaView version.
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ParaFoam is a bash script, the main operations that does paraFoam is to create an empty file with ".foam" extension and than run paraview --data=file.foam.

From this my very simple tip is to create an empty file in the folder of openfoam's case with the extension ".foam", the name in not important (e.g. foo.foam; pippo.foam) and than open this file with paraview.
Paraview can read reconstructed case and decomposed case. This last thing is very important!!
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Aha, Your suggestions work well! Thank you so much!

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ParaFoam is a bash script, the main operations that does paraFoam is to create an empty file with ".foam" extension and than run paraview --data=file.foam.

From this my very simple tip is to create an empty file in the folder of openfoam's case with the extension ".foam", the name in not important (e.g. foo.foam; pippo.foam) and than open this file with paraview.
Paraview can read reconstructed case and decomposed case. This last thing is very important!!
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