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Old   March 26, 2020, 08:05
Default CFMesh with OpenFOAM 7, binary format
benoit paillard
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Hi all,

When trying to mesh a case in binary format in openfoam 7, the meshing works but checkMesh and solvers crash with

"Expected a ')' while reading binaryBlock"

Which reminds me of WM_LABEL_SIZE issues

If you mesh for instance sawOctree in the tutorials, checkMesh will crash.

I tried looking at the issue but no luck so far. Any idea ?
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Old   April 5, 2020, 20:27
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I'm having the same issue here.

Fortunately, there are some possible workarounds.

1) Use another OpenFOAM version (e.g., OpenFOAM 5 or OpenFOAM v1912) to "convert" the constant/polyMesh data via the foamFormatConvert utility. I know, it is kinda redundant; but it works.

2) If one doesn't have another OpenFOAM distribution available, an alternative is to save the polyMesh data in ASCII and then convert it to binary. For that, I would suggest to set a higher writePrecision value in system/controlDict. Perhaps, something around 16 is good enough. Then, just generate the mesh using cfMesh, set writeFormat back to binary in system/controlDict, and run foamFormatConvert.

Hope this helps.

Last edited by Niteck; April 6, 2020 at 10:06. Reason: corrected typo
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