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ck5285 April 12, 2009 03:36

Path Plot Result
Hi All
It is possible to do a path plot by specify 2 coordinates? for example user just need to defined point A (x1,y1,z1) and B (x2.y2,z2) then it will generate data/results for velocity, pressure or temperature along that line?

MuxaB April 13, 2009 00:18

Hi, I don't think this is possible. Would be nice, really.


ck5285 April 13, 2009 03:44

Hi Michael
will this consider as enhancement feature for future release?

MuxaB April 13, 2009 11:10

How do you see this feature working in practisc? Would it be like a streamline plot, that is, displayed a colored line?

ck5285 April 13, 2009 21:08

It should display as colored line so that user can physically view from post-processing and confirm if this is what they want. Btw, data along that line (temp, velocity, pressure for each coordinate/points along the line) can be export to excel/notepad for further graph plot/analysis by user. So is this doable?

MuxaB April 14, 2009 12:35

How many points would you have along the line? Would it be user's input? In any case, this will not be possible in FLOW-3D's post-processor any time soon (this year, for example), but I am usre it is possible in other post-processing packages, like Fieldview or Tecplot.

ck5285 April 14, 2009 20:47

The number of data is depends on number of nodes/grid cells along the defined point/line. You are right both Fieldview & Tecplot have the capabilities but the major problem is both are expensive tools and bottom line is why user have to pay more for just post-processing package if this can be done with F3D itself. I don't have the post-processing package as mentioned and it become a problem in data analysis.

MuxaB April 15, 2009 14:14

Hi CK,

I understand your point, but by the same token we cannot develop the same post-processing capabilities that FV and TP have since our primary focus is CFD.

To answer you original question - it is not currently possible to display data the way you describe, and we are not planning to have it in this year's release.



ck5285 April 17, 2009 01:47

so any plan to consider this in future?

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