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ReadCFX reads CFX-5 data format.


ReadCFX is available since COVISE release 5.2.3. Currently it is supported on Linux and sgi32 only.


Name Type Description
result Browser The CFX5 result file location.
domains Choice The domain which will be read. If ALL is selected then all domains will be read.
regions Choice The region which will be available at the last 2 output ports.
scalar_data Choice The scalar data which will be displayed on the domains and region.
vector_data Choice The vector data of the selected domain and region.
timesteps Scalar Number of timesteps

Note on timesteps:

ReadCFX looks for numbers as part of filenames and thus determines the number of timesteps. You can limit the number of timesteps by using the 'timesteps' parameter.

Output Ports

Name Type Description
outputmesh UnstructuredGrid
The geometry as an unstructured grid.
outputscalar data Float The scalar data as selected at scalar_data parameter.
outputvector data Vec3 The vector data as selected at vector_data parameter.
outputregion mesh Polygons The geometry of the selected region at regions parameter.
outputregion scalar data Float The data of the selected region.


The example shows a simple map for displaying the geometry of an unstructured grid generated from CFX-5 data sample. Additional pressure data is mapped through the Colors module path onto the geometry. The VectorField module maps the velocity (VEL_FL1) onto the geometry represented as colored streamlines.

Figure: covise/examples/ReadCFX.net

Figure: Renderer Output

Authors: Martin Aumüller, Ruth Lang, Daniela Rainer, Jürgen Schulze-Döbold, Andreas Werner, Peter Wolf, Uwe Wössner
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