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Old   September 7, 2009, 17:27
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What programs do you utilize in your openfoam/open cfd design work? Or which programs do you see the most potential?
(ex. salome meca > blockmesh > openfoam > paraview )

Why do you prefer these programs? Which programs do you like? hate?

Sometimes the biggest help is just knowing where to focus your energies... Thanks for your help!
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Old   September 8, 2009, 03:08
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I am using gambit and paraview only because the gambit is installed in the supercomputer that I can use, and paraview is attached by OpenFOAM.
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Old   September 24, 2009, 00:36
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Thus far really like paraview for post-processing. I have used gambit but I am looking for an opensource alternative. Cant be too hard to find a program as user friendly as gambit

Thanks for the reply!
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I use paraview to post process, it does the trick.

i use netgen 4.4 for meshing, but am looking for something else. I tried netgen 4.9.11 on windows, which is quite good. I battle with gmsh or though i have heard good things about it (probably the user not the software -)
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I will have to give netgen a try.

Do you use it to create geometry as well or do you import from another program?
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I usually import from Pro E as an Stl, Step or Iges. I use gmsh for building simple geometries, then import into netgen for meshing. I just installed CAELinux on the weekend and am looking forward to trying Salome.
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I can recommend VisIt www.visitusers.org and xmgrace for post and gmsh, blender+snappyHexMesh for pre...

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I installed netgen, but haven't figured out how to run it yet. Currently installing Salome. I tried CAE linux; its a good idea but I found PCos to be unstable on my hardware(Plus Ubuntu just has way more user support).

VisIt looks like a good option to try, thanks for the recommendation.
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CAElinux is ubuntu, it's just got all the packages that you need pre-installed. I like the idea of CAE, but a lot of the software is outdated (OF1.5 instead of 1.6, etc) and it's not always that easy to just upgrade the stuff, especially when you haven't installed it yourself and don't know where to look for libraries and other things.

I have been having some great fun with salome though. It's good for FEM, but battling to get it to work with OF, because the UNV mesh files don't seem to convert well in OF.
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"CAElinux is ubuntu"<----Very cool. They must have upgraded since 2008. Unfortunately I cant give 2009 a try yet cause Im still running an old 32bit machine.

Thanks for the heads up on Salome mesh conversion, let us know your progress.
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I installed netgen, but haven't figured out how to run it yet. Currently installing Salome. I tried CAE linux; its a good idea but I found PCos to be unstable on my hardware(Plus Ubuntu just has way more user support).

VisIt looks like a good option to try, thanks for the recommendation.


Please tell me how to install netgen in ubuntu and run it in openfoam
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