Any suggestions for importing Fluent or Patran CFD Data?

Martin Skrikerud skrikerud at
Mon Aug 30 11:07:53 EDT 1999

"Pieper, Chris" wrote:

> I would like to visualize some CFD data generated by Fluent -- in the
> general case, the data comes from an unstructured grid.  Fluent can export
> to several formats including Patran, FAST, Fieldview, AVS and Data Explorer
> -- I got one suggestion to modify the Plot3D reader to read Patran format.
> Has anyone had success with this or have a suggestion?
> Thanks!
> Chris Pieper
> cpieper at


depends on how you are using vtk. I use it with Visual C++, and then it is noe
problem writing a import routine that reads eg. Patran, and adds the data to a
unstructured grid. I have in import reader for Ansys-format, and that is not
complicated at all.

Martin Skrikerud

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Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zuerich

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