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devanson February 11, 2011 02:30

GUI for OpenFOAM
 
Hi All,
I am eagerly looking for GUI for OpenFOAM? Is there any? And is it available as opensource or paid commerical package?

nimasam February 11, 2011 03:24

openFoam had a GUI in previous models called foamx but now descritizer can be assumed as a GUI for openFoam hardly!

gschaider February 11, 2011 06:07

Quote:

Originally Posted by devanson (Post 294758)
Hi All,
I am eagerly looking for GUI for OpenFOAM? Is there any? And is it available as opensource or paid commerical package?

What's wrong with Emacs? The most flexible GUI on earth for editing OF-parameter files. Meshing is a bit harder ;)

Seriously: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/GUI might be a start (if you find anything else be so nice and extend it)

salvoblack February 11, 2011 06:24

what is emacs???
i think that discretizaer is difficult to learn for new foamers!!!

gschaider February 11, 2011 06:36

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Originally Posted by salvoblack (Post 294798)
what is emacs???
i think that discretizaer is difficult to learn for new foamers!!!

Emacs ist the perfect GUI for almost everything except gaming (if you can't do it in Emacs then it IS gaming): http://tinyurl.com/6ehbn45

mbeaudoin February 11, 2011 08:06

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Originally Posted by gschaider (Post 294800)
Emacs ist the perfect GUI for almost everything except gaming (if you can't do it in Emacs then it IS gaming): http://tinyurl.com/6ehbn45

I beg to differ: http://www.nongnu.org/nethack-el/

:)

Martin

gschaider February 11, 2011 08:27

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Originally Posted by mbeaudoin (Post 294823)

Martin, that is not a good example as you know: nethack is not a game, it is the only manifestation of the "real world" inside of the matrix.

But I didn't know this specific manifestation. Cool

l_r_mcglashan February 11, 2011 11:27

Quote:

Originally Posted by gschaider (Post 294800)
Emacs ist the perfect GUI for almost everything except gaming (if you can't do it in Emacs then it IS gaming): http://tinyurl.com/6ehbn45

How big is your emacs pinky?

Bylund February 12, 2011 12:39

I use Komodo Edit for editing.

I just create a komodo project in the case folder and then every case file is just a click away.

Works with Windows, Mac and Linux. And its a free download.
http://www.h3rald.com/files/komodo_main.png

http://www.activestate.com/komodo-edit

devanson February 13, 2011 00:43

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Originally Posted by nimasam (Post 294765)
openFoam had a GUI in previous models called foamx but now descritizer can be assumed as a GUI for openFoam hardly!

hi nimasam, isn't discritizer is a meshing tool. Can we do analysis in OF using this tool?:confused:

Sorry, I am new to this world.

wyldckat February 13, 2011 08:22

Greetings to all!

@Devanson: the Discretizer package has two GUI applications:
  • Discretizer: dedicated for drawing the geometry and meshing it using Discretizer's meshing techniques.
  • Discretizer::Setup or Discretizer-Setup: dedicated to pre-processing and running cases. I'm not sure what are the current limitations, but last time I checked, it still wasn't fully operational.
Browse http://www.discretizer.org and watch the various screen casts available there, to get a better notion of what you can do with it.

As for other GUI's for OpenFOAM, you better search this forum for the keywords "GUI OpenFOAM" and also "Discretizer" for more about it. There are a few other GUI's out there, some paid, some free, but I don't know if there is any that can fully explore OpenFOAM's capabilities.
So sooner or later, you'll need to go down to the terminal and use your favourite text editor (not word processor) to modify and run your cases. This is why many of the replies where "text editor" related ;).

edit: I didn't know about this, but there is already a compiled list at openfoamwiki.net: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/GUI

Best regards,
Bruno

Martin Hegedus February 13, 2011 14:35

http://www.symscape.com/


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