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Old   March 26, 2017, 12:13
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Hello,

I have an annoying problem. I can't open STL file which is in constant/triSurface folder. STL file is working properly. So I think my error is about installation.

Screenshot from 2017-03-26 18-01-39.png

I clicked console view:

Code:
  p, li { white-space: pre-wrap; }  ERROR: In /home/emre/foam/foam-extend-4.0/ThirdParty/rpmBuild/BUILD/ParaView-v4.4.0-source/VTK/IO/Geometry/vtkSTLReader.cxx, line 461
 vtkSTLReader (0x5a63e00): STLReader: error while reading file /home/emre/Desktop/foam-extend-4.0/run/modifiedsolver/constant/triSurface/IB_block.stl at line 287: unable to read reading point.
 

 

 ERROR: In /home/emre/foam/foam-extend-4.0/ThirdParty/rpmBuild/BUILD/ParaView-v4.4.0-source/VTK/Common/ExecutionModel/vtkExecutive.cxx, line 784
 vtkPVCompositeDataPipeline (0x5b80c20): Algorithm vtkFileSeriesReader(0x5b80040) returned failure for request: vtkInformation (0x556f7b0)
   Debug: Off
   Modified Time: 305221
   Reference Count: 1
   Registered Events: (none)
   Request: REQUEST_DATA
   FORWARD_DIRECTION: 0
   FROM_OUTPUT_PORT: 0
   ALGORITHM_AFTER_FORWARD: 1
 

 
I checked the lines related with errors. They are:

1) foam/foam-extend-4.0/ThirdParty/rpmBuild/BUILD/ParaView-v4.4.0-source/VTK/IO/Geometry/vtkSTLReader.cxx, line 461

Code:
 catch (const std::runtime_error &e)
    {
    vtkErrorMacro("STLReader: error while reading file " <<
      this->FileName << " at line " << lineCount << ": " << e.what());
    return false;
    }
2)

foam/foam-extend-4.0/ThirdParty/rpmBuild/BUILD/ParaView-v4.4.0-source/VTK/Common/ExecutionModel/vtkExecutive.cxx, line 784

Code:
  // If the algorithm failed report it now.
  if(!result)
    {
    vtkErrorMacro("Algorithm " << this->Algorithm->GetClassName()
                  << "(" << this->Algorithm
                  << ") returned failure for request: "
                  << *request);
    }

  return result;
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Old   March 26, 2017, 15:55
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Quick question: Do you have the same problem if you run this command:
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paraview $FOAM_TUTORIALS/immersedBoundary/cylBumpInterIbFoam/constant/triSurface/ibCylinder.stl
It will start ParaView and open one of the STL files from foam-extend 4.0.
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Thank you very much for reply.

I run and opened it. There is no problem. I can see STL cylinder. BTW after closing ParaView, I received this on the terminal. I think it is not important because I can open an STL file at all:

Code:
Inconsistency detected by ld.so: dl-close.c: 811: _dl_close: Assertion `map->l_init_called' failed!
After that I tried to open my STL again, but I get which is working on other laptop(openSUSE 42.1, foam-extend 3.2). I received same error:

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I will also attach my STL to next post because I can't attach this one.

Thank you very much Bruno, for this and for all of your effort on openFoam, foam-extend.

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Did you use the same Paraview version on your Laptop? I recall there was a Paraview version with an STL reader bug.
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Here I attached STL file that gives me error which does not supposed to do so.
It is in text file due to the restriction of uploading it in STL extension. So you can simply change its extension to .STL from .TXT.
IB_block.txt.zip
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Did you use the same Paraview version on your Laptop? I recall there was a Paraview version with an STL reader bug.
Hello and thank you for the reply,

The working version is 4.3.1 on openSUSE 42.1.
This error I'm dealing with is 4.4.0 on ubuntu 16.04.

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Greetings to all!

@Emre: Sorry for taking so long to get back to you on this. Anton is right, ParaView 4.4.0 has a bug when it comes to loading STL files, as reported here: https://bugs.openfoam.org/view.php?id=1887

You will have to either have to:
  • rebuild ParaView 4.4.0 in foam-extend to use the bug fix reported there;
  • or install another version of OpenFOAM that has this fixed and switch between terminal tabs, with different loaded OpenFOAM/foam-extend environments, as explained here: http://openfoamwiki.net/index.php/In...with_the_Shell
  • or use surfaceConvert to convert the STL to another format, e.g.:
    Code:
    surfaceConvert IB_block.stl IB_block.obj

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