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tj22 June 13, 2007 15:45

I just wanted to created a pos
I just wanted to created a post where we could keep a buglist/request for functionality list for the native openfoam reader in VisIt.

I have been away from developing the reader for sometime and would like to get it upto date.


hsieh June 14, 2007 09:51

Hi, Terry, I installed VisI
Hi, Terry,

I installed VisIT 1.6 (both windows version and linux version). I selected OpenFOAM for file type, but, how do I read the transient data (several time steps) into VisIT? Do I need the reader?



tj22 June 14, 2007 14:45

I just opened up the bubbleCol
I just opened up the bubbleColumn sample data, and everything seemed fine. Navigate to the system folder of the dataset and choose the controlDict file. That should automatically open all time steps, they will be displayed as cycles.

The choose plot and plot something. You can then step through the data using the fast forward button. or play it foward or backward using the play key.

hsieh June 19, 2007 07:42

Hi, Terry, I tried to open
Hi, Terry,

I tried to open the controlDict file, but, visit hang when reading the data - I do have quite a few time steps, but, paraview can do this reading pretty quick.

I will try visit again with a case with fewer time data set. Maybe I did something wrong still.


tj22 June 28, 2007 12:18

What dataset are you trying to
What dataset are you trying to visualize? Maybe I could debug it for you.

dimi August 27, 2007 05:36

Hi, I have tried to install

I have tried to install visit, but when I launch visit, I get that message :
[dimitri@dhcp8 ~]$ visit
Running: gui1.6.1
/usr/local/visit/1.6.1/linux-intel/bin/gui: error while loading shared libraries: /usr/local/visit/1.6.1/linux-intel/lib/ cannot restore segment prot after reloc: Permission denied

I don't know how to fix it.

Sory for posting this here, but I don't know where to do this, could someone help me please ?



tj22 August 29, 2007 11:24

Here is the visit site: http:/
Here is the visit site:

You can use the contact link.

Here is the email

dmoroian August 30, 2007 04:38

Sounds like an selinux related
Sounds like an selinux related error. Search the forum for selinux and see different solutions for it.


7islands November 8, 2013 05:21

With the latest VisIt 2.7.0, the native reader for OpenFOAM has been updated to a modified version of the ParaView/VTK OpenFOAM reader (release notes). The new reader is functionally identical to the ParaView/VTK reader, with additions to support the VisIt internal API and deletion of parallelization (but serial reading of decomposed cases are supported).

A VisIt developer worked hard for it. I'd appreciate if anyone posts comments about the new reader to the visit-users list (to let the developers know the importance of the update).

p.s. To load an OpenFOAM case, open controlDict. No need to run a "touch case.foam".


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