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Marineboy August 23, 2010 16:57

How to view results of Windows version of openfoam (in paraview or other)
I have downloaded openFOAM for MS Windows from

A test case appeared to run without problems but despite reading several user guides I don't know how to view the results in paraview.

I have installed the two dll files as requested by paraview.
I have tried paraview 3.4 (that is packaged with openfoam). Creating and opening a blank file in the working directory with a .openfoam extension does not appear to allow any results to be displayed.

Installing the latest version of paraview (v3.8) with a .foam file does not get me any further.

I feel that there is something very simple that I am missing but frustratingly I don't know how to proceed.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Many thanks.

Marineboy August 24, 2010 07:03

I should add that I have never run OpenFOAM before (in either its Windows or Linux forms) and so I am totally unfamiliar with the software.

I have tried running on three machines and I am pretty sure the answer will be very simple and basically anyone who has managed to view ANY results from the Windows OpenFOAM software should be able to help.

I've spent the best part of three days trying unsuccessfully to figure this out and I'd really appreciate some help.


Marineboy August 24, 2010 07:29

Any help would be appreciated
I have run the cavity lid example supplied with the software but I still simply just don't know how to view the results..............

Marineboy August 24, 2010 10:20

Sorted now
The problem is sorted.
I can now view results using the .foam extension (rather than .openFOAM specified in the user guide). The .foam extension appears to work for both v3.4 and v3.8 of Paraview.

tfuwa July 10, 2012 00:08

thank you, Marineboy.

Marineboy July 10, 2012 03:14

I'm pleased to hear that this was of use to you!

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