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Old   July 12, 2005, 06:54
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I am trying to import a .msh file created for Fluent 5/6 (using gambit). All I have is the .msh file. When I import I get the following error.

ERROR: The Fidap Neutral file header (record 1) is non standard. ERROR: Error encountered while reading the header information. Gambit is unable to import |utility fe2ram -m1e-006 -d2 -tRAMPANT -oFIDAP7 "filename"

Further information may be available in the Gambit start window/terminal.

The window/terminal says:

Error: bad syntax, usage ..... ....usage for utility ....

The .msh file can be downloaded from

In this file I want to change the wall boundary condition, which I feel is applied by mistake. It should have been interior.

Please help me....

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Old   July 12, 2005, 09:40
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This error is perfectly normal. To solve your problem, do this: - read the .msh file in Fluent - save it as .cas file - read it back into Gambit, importing as Fluent 5/6 .cas 2D file. This will work absolutely sure (I already tried it), belive me. By the way, looks pretty nice! Hope this will help you.

Best wishes, Razvan
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Old   July 13, 2005, 05:58
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Dear Razvan,

Thanks for your suggestion. But by saving it as a .cas file and reading it in Gambit I am still getting the same error. What should I do.



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Old   July 13, 2005, 07:26
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From the error, it sounds like you're doing:

File->Import->Mesh, and uder "Type" you're using "Gambit"...

This only imports *.neu files. Try switching the "Type" to "Fluent 5/6" (making sure your dimensions are set right, either 2D or 3D) and opening the *.cas file you created.

Hope this helps, Jason
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Old   July 13, 2005, 07:52
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Thank you for the suggestion. But I am using Fluent 5/6 as the type. Still it gives an error. I was able to open this file in TGRID. I had earlier given the link for the mesh file, please try it for your self. If it works can you mail me the GAMBIT .dbs file.

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Old   July 13, 2005, 07:59
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Thanks Jason and Razvan

Was able to import it finally.

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Old   February 19, 2012, 21:53
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I am encountering the same error as you did.Do you still remember the mothod to solve this problem.Looking forward to you reply.

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