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CFD sailor February 20, 2013 21:12

openFOAM on win7-64 cannot find paraview.exe
Hi, this is my first post here.
I have a problem running blueCFD-SingleCore-2.1 on my pc.
I followed this guide:
However, trying to do this: I run into a problem when typing paraFoam.
I get the message: Windows cannot find 'paraview.exe'

I created the batchfile like this: set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\ParaView 3.12.0
Paraview is installed in that folder.
What can be the problem?
Thanks for your help.

wyldckat February 21, 2013 06:59

Greetings Carlo and welcome to the forum!

Sorry about that. It's fixed now. The correct path was missing "\bin" at the end:

set PATH=%PATH%;C:\Program Files (x86)\ParaView 3.12.0\bin
Best regards,

CFD sailor February 21, 2013 18:45

Thanks Bruno! I think the batchfile must point to the folder where the paraview.exe is. ;)
I corrected this. However, I get the same message.
I installed blueCFD for myself, 1 user, only. The installtutorial made me think that was better. Maybe that's not better?
I include a picture where some folders can be seen. Am I missing something?
Thanks for your help, I appreciate it :)
EDIT: in the tutorial it sais: Go into the folder OpenFOAM-*\etc\config.d and create a file named: ParaView.bat
But I don't have a folder config.d
My folder is called config
Would that be a problem?

wyldckat February 21, 2013 19:44

Hi Carlo,

You have to create the folder "config.d", which will become a sibling of the folder "config" :)

Best regards,

CFD sailor February 22, 2013 09:07

OK I created this folder which has now a single file in it (ParaView.bat) and Paraview is running!
So triple thanks to you :)
I can now move on with the tutorial, CFD seems to be very complicated matter and this is my first encounter with it. :rolleyes:

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