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Old   March 28, 2015, 00:30
Default blockMesh from scratch - how to visualize it on Paraview?
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The main problem is:

how can I see the mesh I have just created using blockMesh command on paraview, without having all the case files (like fvSchemes, fvSolution, 0 folder files, etc..). The only thing I have is the blockMeshDict file as well as the points, faces, owners, etc. files that were generated with blockMesh. Having only those files, how can I visualize my mesh?


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Old   April 9, 2015, 13:35
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Hi,
One does not need the fvscheme and other filed. The file generated by blockMesh is good enough.

The method I always follow is (I am using Windows version of OF):
1. create an empty file in <casename>.openFOAM, where <casename> without <> is the name of the case such as "Test".
2. Place it in the folder along with the 0/, constant/ and system/ directory.
3. Open the file <casename>.openFOAM in Paraview (select file type "all files" and them type "openFOAM".

You may like to refer to the file
http://www.cfdyna.com/Home/OpenFOAM_Tut.pdf

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Old   April 9, 2015, 17:08
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@mods: Could be merged with http://www.cfd-online.com/Forums/ope...tml#post539525

@Lisandro:
perhaps I got your Problem.
You have to type "paraFoam" in the case folder after copying just any fvSchemes and fvSolution file from any tutorial you want.

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Old   September 11, 2015, 09:34
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I just saw your message now. I have solved the problem and it was exactly this. I didn't have the fvS* files in my case directory...

Thanks anyway!

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