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Julian K. December 9, 2008 09:50

How to set up more than 270 planes in Fluent?

for analysing purposes, I need to create more than 270 bounded planes in the post processing (Surface -> Plane...). Since I do not want to spend about a week for typing the coordinates I am looking for an alternate, faster way.

I have all coordinates for the planes in an Excel-file. So, it would be best, if I could just write a code and copy&paste the coordinates.

I thought, that I could maybe modify the case/data file of my simulation and insert the planes there. However, I was not able to find the passage, where the planes are defined.

Does anyone has an idea how to accelerate the creation of the planes?

Good bye,


Julian K. December 10, 2008 07:11

Re: How to set up more than 270 planes in Fluent?
So I found a solution.

Using an Excel macro I created a journal file for Fluent containing all the coordinates. Now, Fluent does all the work for me, automatically...

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ATOTA July 16, 2010 12:29

Could you tell me exactly how the journal file works ? I am in a similar situation where I need to input over 200 surface points instead of surface planes.

Thank you very much.

gi12 January 5, 2011 01:04

Hi all

what in this post is very helpful. would you kindly give explanation how dose this work with lines and planes?

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