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Old   March 2, 2010, 11:23
Question How to open a new case
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Hello!

I'm an openfoam beginner and have the following question:
Is there any way to open a new case without copying one from any tutorial or other old case?
I mean so that the basic structure is given?

Thanks for your help,
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Old   March 2, 2010, 12:25
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Hello!

I'm an openfoam beginner and have the following question:
Is there any way to open a new case without copying one from any tutorial or other old case?
I mean so that the basic structure is given?

Thanks for your help,
best regards,

Sandu69
Unfortunately not.
You have to write the files for yourself or alter the exisiting tutorial cases.
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Old   March 2, 2010, 13:12
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All right, I was afraight of this answer.
But thanks, let's start programming...

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Hello!

I'm an openfoam beginner and have the following question:
Is there any way to open a new case without copying one from any tutorial or other old case?
I mean so that the basic structure is given?
Not directly, but there are ways to solve the problem.
From foamCopySettings -help:
Code:
Usage: foamCopySettings srcDir dstDir

    Copy OpenFOAM settings from one case to another, without copying
    the mesh or results.
    - requires rsync

Note
    The foamCopySettings.rc (found via the ~OpenFOAM expansion - see foamEtcFile)
    can be used to add any custom rsync options.
Another possibility (which we use) is to create templates of settings for various applications, store them centrally, and then create new cases from these templates (again using rsync).
We store them in the $WM_PROJECT_INST_DIR/site/templates directory, but they could potentially also use the ~OpenFOAM mechanism.
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Thanks for your advice, that sounds to be a good solution :-).
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