CFD Online Logo CFD Online URL
Home > Forums > Software User Forums > OpenFOAM > OpenFOAM Installation

[] paraFoam command not working to view mesh

Register Blogs Members List Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old   September 11, 2023, 23:10
Default paraFoam command not working to view mesh
New Member
Join Date: Sep 2023
Posts: 1
Rep Power: 0
RavenWorks is on a distinguished road
Hello, I've only recently downloaded OpenFoam in the past few days and have made a mesh of an object but im unable to view it in paraView. When i enter paraFoam in the command window, i get the following.

'paraFoam' is not recognized as an internal or external command,
operable program or batch file.

I tried messing around with the bashrc file but I really don't know what I'm doing. Im on Windows 11 trying to run paraview 5.11.1. Any help would be appreciated.

RavenWorks is offline   Reply With Quote

Old   September 19, 2023, 12:47
New Member
Shenhui Ruan
Join Date: Nov 2021
Location: Karlsruhe
Posts: 10
Rep Power: 4
fly_light is on a distinguished road
Hello Madhu,

Please tell us more information about your installation.

As far as I know now. you are using OpenFOAM with WSL now.
If you want to run the command
, you need to compile the Paraview in the "ThirdParty" folder. In fact, I do not suggest you to do this.
You can install the Paraview in Windows.
And then run command
explorer.exe .
to open your case folder in windows explore. You need to create a file name xxx.foam, e.g. test.foam,, and drag it to the paraview window.

Best regards.
fly_light is online now   Reply With Quote


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
[snappyHexMesh] SnappyHexMesh/splitMeshRegion : region1 in zone "-1" GuiMagyar OpenFOAM Meshing & Mesh Conversion 3 August 4, 2023 13:38
sliding mesh problem in CFX Saima CFX 46 September 11, 2021 08:38
how to set periodic boundary conditions Ganesh FLUENT 15 November 18, 2020 07:09
Star CCM Overset Mesh Error (Rotating Turbine) thezack Siemens 7 October 12, 2016 12:14
fluent add additional zones for the mesh file SSL FLUENT 2 January 26, 2008 12:55

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 08:07.