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Old   September 17, 2021, 03:46
Question Unable to use ideasUnvToFoam command
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I have been trying to convert a meshed file with the help of Salome to Openfoam. When i tried to look up videos on it all videos n threads explained it out using ideasUnvToFoam command. But for me it is showing as an invalid command. Could anyone PLS help me out. I am very new to Salome-Openfoam interface
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Old   September 21, 2021, 05:44
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Hi Amal,

It looks like your OpenFOAM environment is not loaded. Have you sourced it?

What does it say if your type "foamVersion" or "icoFoam"?

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Old   March 4, 2022, 20:51
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Hi, I have a problem with grid conversion. When I tried to convert the Unv grid file exported from Salome to a format supported by OpenFoam, it got the following error. Can someone give me a hand?
Thank you!

thk@LAPTOP-04QGRRSQ:~/run/cavity$ ls
0 constant logs pipe.unv system
thk@LAPTOP-04QGRRSQ:~/run/cavity$ ideasUnvToFoam pipe.unv
========= |
\\ / F ield | OpenFOAM: The Open Source CFD Toolbox
\\ / O peration | Website:
\\ / A nd | Version: 7
\\/ M anipulation |
Build : 7-3bcbaf946ae9
Exec : ideasUnvToFoam pipe.unv
Date : Mar 05 2022
Time : 09:31:20
PID : 677
I/O : uncollated
Case : /home/thk/run/cavity
nProcs : 1
sigFpe : Enabling floating point exception trapping (FOAM_SIGFPE).
fileModificationChecking : Monitoring run-time modified files using timeStampMaster (fileModificationSkew 10)
allowSystemOperations : Allowing user-supplied system call operations

// * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * //
Create time

Cannot open file "pipe.unv"

From function int main(int, char**)
in file ideasUnvToFoam.C at line 679.

FOAM exiting
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Old   October 24, 2023, 18:02
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i need your quick support on this command <ideasUnvToFoam>
i want to convert this unv file but am getting error of command not foun
yet I alread installed whole softwre

chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~$ ls
OpenFOAM elbow_joint
chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~$ OpenFOAM
OpenFOAM: command not found
chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~$ cd OpenFOAM/
chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~/OpenFOAM$ ls
PROO chance-v2306
chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~/OpenFOAM$ cd PROO/
chance@DESKTOP-Chance:~/OpenFOAM/PROO$ ideasUnvToFoam Mesh_1 for CAD1.unv
Command 'ideasUnvToFoam' not found, but can be installed with:
sudo apt install openfoam[/QUOTE]
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Old   October 25, 2023, 03:13
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Before using OpenFOAM-related commands, you need to load the OpenFOAM environment by sourcing the bashrc file located in your OpenFOAM installation directory.

Something like:
The OpenFOAM installation directory depends on the OpenFOAM version you are using. (and the way you installed OpenFOAM)

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salometoopenfoam, unvtofoam

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