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Old   October 17, 2014, 18:00
Default New Surfaces don't show up in contour plotting menu
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While running a case in Fluent, I ran into problems with the mesh so I went back to ANSYS Mesher, modified the mesh, and created 4 new named surfaces, all of which are symmetry planes. When I go back into Fluent and try to generate contour plots for the new surfaces, they don't show up in the plot menu (or the draw mesh menu either). Only the original list of named surfaces show up. However, they do show up in the boundary condition menu. Any ideas on how to get these new surfaces to show up so that I can make plots? Thanks in advance for any help...
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How did you bring the new mesh into Fluent. Did you reimport the mesh in a standalone fluent run, replace the mesh or did you hit the Setup button in workbench. Using the replace mesh is the best way. If you import through the other ways you can have issues with missing surfaces.
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Thanks for the reply.
I did in fact open Fluent in Workbench using the Setup button.
I will try launching Fluent directly and importing the case and data files.
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The best thing to have done, would be to open the Solution files in serial mode (on assumption that you are not using version 15), then File-Interpolate-Write Data. Then Mesh - Replace. Select the new mesh file in this process. Once it is in and you have scaled it File-Interpolate-Read and Interpolate. Then run an iteration. Stop and save and open in parallel if you have the capability. Otherwise carry on running it in serial.
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