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Old   October 2, 2009, 16:34
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I am running a case that consists of a part of a car inside a wind tunnel. The mesh has all the sizes in milimeters (for example the height of the tunel should be 3 but instead it's 3000). When I open this mesh in mm with paraView it shows a mesh that looks "blocky". It's quite near to looking as the mesh looks in gmsh,but it's facetated in blocks, is as if it where a big model made of Legos (yes, the blocks toy). anyway when I scale the model using transformPoints -scale '(0.001 0.001 0.001)' the mesh is no longer 'a little blocky'. ParaView shows a hex made out of 30 elements aprox. And the car part is absolutely undefined. there's no car, no mesh, only a hex with some divisions.

I tried scaling d*0.1 instead of 0.001, and the result is a really blocky mesh. you can guess where the car would be because it's made out of little blocks but it's nowhere near the original geometry.

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Old   October 8, 2009, 13:05
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When OF 1.6 is installed in ubuntu 9.04 (spanish)- (and maybe other lanuages as well), paraFoam has trouble discerning between a '.' and a ',' so it may have problems like the one posted above.

The soluttion for that is to modify the script $HOME/OpenFOAM/OpenFOAM-1.6/bin/paraFoam

by adding at the top: export LC_ALL=C

that will fix it.
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Old   October 12, 2009, 09:28
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Just stumbled upon this post. I had the same problem. export LC_ALL=C works very fine. Thanx!

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Old   June 25, 2010, 08:16
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HI i am working with a combustor model in paraview..the simulations have been done so far in a linux code based Uc3d JAPANESE for post processing i translated the files to AVS.there was a file thats named
volume_msh.mgf. i can open it in MicroAvs software , but i cannot open it in paraview,

a paraivew needs the counter part files like the .inp .dat and .fld

do you know anything about the UC3D software??..i mean how to use that??and
this volume_msh.mgf file can be opened by this microAvs software, but i cannot open it thorugh PARAVIEW!...This is on my internship report !..somebody please help!..

thank you..

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