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COVISE Online Documentation

This document is a short introduction to working with COVISE. It is primarily a tutorial for COVISE novices. It doesn't cover advanced topics such as the development of new application modules or the installation and configuration process. We assume that you have a running COVISE on your machine. For installation guide read the files README and INSTALL.TXT which come with your COVISE distribution. For developing new application modules read the COVISE Programming Guide.

COVISE is a Collaborative Visualization and Simulation Environment developed at the Computing Center of the University of Stuttgart. It is an extendable distributed software environment to integrate supercomputer based simulations, postprocessing, and visualization functionality with cooperative working in a seamless manner.

The tutorial contains the following section:
  • How to initiate a single user session and load a saved session.
  • A short introduction to the typical work with the Renderer
  • Working with module ports and module parameters
  • The basic steps in analyzing complex 3D data with the general COVISE modules
  • CDistributed computing and collaboratieveuser sessions

File names, path names, and environment variables are printed italic, for example


Program names and COVISE module names are printed bold, for example the command to start COVISE: covise, or the name of the module that computes a cutting plane: CuttingSurface.

Output to the console window which COVISE produces is printed in fixed space font like

Starting COVISE...
Please be patient...

Authors: Martin Aumüller, Ruth Lang, Daniela Rainer, Jürgen Schulze-Döbold, Andreas Werner, Peter Wolf, Uwe Wössner
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COVISE Version 2015.4