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Old   August 23, 2010, 16:57
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I have downloaded openFOAM for MS Windows from sourceforge.net.

A test case appeared to run without problems but despite reading several user guides I don't know how to view the results in paraview.

I have installed the two dll files as requested by paraview.
I have tried paraview 3.4 (that is packaged with openfoam). Creating and opening a blank file in the working directory with a .openfoam extension does not appear to allow any results to be displayed.

Installing the latest version of paraview (v3.8) with a .foam file does not get me any further.

I feel that there is something very simple that I am missing but frustratingly I don't know how to proceed.

I would greatly appreciate any help.

Many thanks.

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Old   August 24, 2010, 07:03
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I should add that I have never run OpenFOAM before (in either its Windows or Linux forms) and so I am totally unfamiliar with the software.

I have tried running on three machines and I am pretty sure the answer will be very simple and basically anyone who has managed to view ANY results from the Windows OpenFOAM software should be able to help.

I've spent the best part of three days trying unsuccessfully to figure this out and I'd really appreciate some help.

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I have run the cavity lid example supplied with the software but I still simply just don't know how to view the results..............
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The problem is sorted.
I can now view results using the .foam extension (rather than .openFOAM specified in the user guide). The .foam extension appears to work for both v3.4 and v3.8 of Paraview.
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thank you, Marineboy.
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I'm pleased to hear that this was of use to you!
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The problem is sorted.
I can now view results using the .foam extension (rather than .openFOAM specified in the user guide). The .foam extension appears to work for both v3.4 and v3.8 of Paraview.

Hello Marineboy
how can you generate .foam file format?
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Hello Marineboy
how can you generate .foam file format?
Hey there,

It's just a dummy file... on linux try "touch case.foam".
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You can type "paraFoam &" command in located case directory and it will generate .foam file + open automatically in paraview.
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Hello all. I've relatively new to OpenFOAM, and have a question about ParaView. When I visualize results in ParaView, I select velocity from the drop-down, click run, and I see the results and the color bar which shows the velocity and corresponding color. The problem is, when I select the glyphs option, to view the velocity field, the peak velocity changes. For example, the first run will show a peak of 3 m/s, which was set, and when I run the glyph option the peak jumps to 4.1 m/s. I'm not sure what's causing that to happen.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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