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anmartin February 9, 2010 17:31

I can not see anything in paraFoam Please help
Hello to everybody
I've installed OpenFOAM from binaries:
  • OpenFOAM-1.6.General.gtgz
  • OpenFOAM-1.6.linux64GccDPOpt.gtgz
  • ThirdParty-1.6.General.gtgz
  • ThirdParty-1.6.linux64Gcc.gtgz
Unpacked these files in /home/OpenFOAM
I run the foamInstallationTest script with no critical error but one warning:
Third party software
Software Version Location
WARNING: gcc version does not match gcc supplied with this release of OpenFOAM
Supplied version: 4.3.3
User version :
Minimum required: 4.3.1

gcc ...OAM/ThirdParty-1.6/gcc-4.3.3/platforms/linux64/bin/gcc
gzip 1.3.12 /bin/gzip
tar 1.22 /bin/tar
icoFoam 1.6 .../OpenFOAM-1.6/applications/bin/linux64GccDPOpt/icoFoam

Base configuration ok.

Critical systems ok.

When i try to run the cavity tutorial, blockmesh works well but when i try to see the mesh with parafoam, paraview open a the cavity.foam (created temporary 'cavity.OpenFOAM') but i don't see the results.

I can convert the results to VTK (foamToVTK) and view the results with Paraview (downloaded from but then I can not deselect the walls of the tank.

I would be very grateful if someone can help me

Best regards

Wolle February 10, 2010 04:56


Have a look:


anmartin February 11, 2010 05:37

Thank you very much
I will not be able to discover it without your help. Im a beginner in linux world.
Best regards
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