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Old   April 25, 2020, 05:16
Post Unable to open .unv file while using ideasUnvToFoam - Foam Fatal Error
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Greetings, I am a new OpenFoam user with background in Mechanical Design. I am using OpenFoam 19.12 on Windows 10.

Here, I am trying to perform a CFD on a Propeller Fan by following a tutorial. I have mesh in .unv file (that I created on Salome) that I want to convert to the foam format to be able to perform CFD. However, I am getting an Error saying (See attached Picture)

Cannot Open "File ___.unv"

From function int main(int, char**)
in file ideasUnvToFoam.C at line 673.

The problem is, I am unsure how to interpret this error and what steps I should take to learn how to solve such errors and move forward. I have done some research by reading the "OpenFoam User Guide Version 7", and also tried googling and looking up some of the similar forum questions. However, I couldn't figure out what to make of this error and go ahead.

I would really appreciate any help. Thank you in advanced.

P.S. I humbly apologize if this type of error is basic, but I am not really strong with this programming language.
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Old   July 9, 2020, 09:10
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I have same problem and I guess this problem exists for new OpenFOAM users. The difference is that I am using OpenFOAM on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS on Windows 10. But, "From function int main(int, char**) in file ideasUnvToFoam.C at line 673" error is exactly the same here. I just changed something in mesh quality as first thing that comes to mind. But, I could not solve this problem.

This error came from the line below.

int main(int argc, char *argv[])
"Convert I-Deas unv format to OpenFOAM"
argList::addArgument(".unv file");
"Dump boundary faces as boundaryFaces.obj (for debugging)"

#include "setRootCase.H"
#include "createTime.H"

const fileName ideasName = args[1];
IFstream inFile(ideasName);

if (!inFile.good())
<< "Cannot open file " << ideasName
<< exit(FatalError);

I will check on my boundary faces and mesh quality, again. If I could find a way to solve, I will let you know.

By the way, did you solve it ?

Thanks in advance.
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