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Old   March 13, 2013, 17:37
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I am having problems reading solution files of PLOT3D format into Tecplot 2012. Here are two small test files I am using, one is the grid:

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3 2 2
0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0
0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

and the other one is the solution:

1
3 2 2
0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

The domain is basically one block of size 3x2x2 and the files are ASCII formatted. I can read the grid file into Tecplot (see attached image) but when I try to read to solution file I get the following error:

File "sol.xyz" is not a solution file.

I was able to read PLOT3D files into Tecplot 2008, so I am very puzzled why I can't read them into Tecplot 2012. Is there something wrong with the solution file itself or a problem with Tecplot 2012.

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When I add an extra line to solution file containing values for the Mach number, angle of attack, Reynolds number and time:

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3 2 2
1.0 0.0 100.0 0.0
0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0 0.0 1.0 2.0

I don't get the previous error message but when it tries to load the file Tecplot crashes.
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Old   March 18, 2013, 14:36
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In previous versions of Tecplot we read function and solution files in the same place. Now we have split this into 2 distinct categories for function and for solution. If you open your file in the function section (instead of solution) it will work.


What you are calling a solution file is actually a function file. A solution file always has the variables, RHO, RHO-U, RHO-V, RHO-W, and E.



Regards, Straton at Tecplot
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