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  1. Reload-Button

    It would be nice to have a reload-button for time-dependend datasets. So you don't have to apply all your filters again if the simulation is evolved in time.

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      planned  ·  8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • create the ability to automatically label contour lines when creating contour plots

      I'm trying to place engine exhuasts on a car and need to identify regions of certain pressure. Solid colours are too blurred to define precisely such regions. Contour plots are great for this but need automatic labelling as an option

      151 votes
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      • Add B-Spline/ NURBS visualization capability.

        Direct visualization of NURBS --no discretization necessary!. NURBS is already a standard in computer graphics and the future of FEA (isogeometric analysis).

        145 votes
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        • A conversion program/reader for .frd format file generated by CALCULIX

          There is an open-source (also free) finite element software called CALCULIX which uses similar (almost identical) input-deck as ABAQUS FE code. In fact, many ABAQUS input decks can be directly submitted as it is to CALCULIX without any changes. The webpage and download link for this software is as follows:

          http://www.dhondt.de/

          CALCULIX output files come with an extension .frd. It can only be read in a pre/post-processor called cgx which also open-source code, and can be downloaded from the aforementioned webpage. More recently, I have been told that the proprietary software GID (http://www.gidhome.com/) managed to build a reader…

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          • State file (*.pvsm) and relative paths

            As found in http://www.cmake.org/pipermail/paraview/2007-October/006115.html,
            when saving a state file (*.pvsm), it should be possible to have relative path files (with independancy of the directoty syntax / or \ relative to unix or windows platforms)

            117 votes
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            • Abort filters and rendering without having to quit paraview (Bug 3925)

              Some filters can take very long to finish. Also large datasets might take forever to render. It would be great if a user could press a stop button to stop these processes without having to kill paraview.

              107 votes
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              • improve data format documentation

                Data format documentation is available through ONE document only, the slighlty outdated article "File Formats for VTK Version 4.2". I spent money on the paraview guide, but also nothing there. Paraview is a great program, but the documentation situation is absurd! Please help!!

                105 votes
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                  planned  ·  4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
                • Enable caching of (static) meshes for transient data

                  Following on from:

                  http://markmail.org/message/b3ro3hvuqqenxyfg

                  - for transient cases employing static meshes, provide a mechanism to cache the mesh so that it is not necessary to rebuild the complete visualization pipeline

                  74 votes
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                  • Keyboard shortcuts

                    It would be nice to have the ability to associate all kinds of Paraview actions with keyboard shortcuts. Currently, I see shortcuts only for basic actions like Open File etc.

                    67 votes
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                    • Improve the Tecplot reader both for Structured and Unstructured grids

                      The Tecplot reader is very usefull, but it should be further improved because many Tecplot files (written by the user according to Tecplot format specifications or written by Tecplot itself !) still cannot be read !

                      I am usually using Structured grid, and the Tecplot reader works fine for most of my ASCII files, except for those that are written by Tecplot itself and that contain the STRANDID and SOLUTIONTIME tokens that are currently unsupported. I have to remove these unsupported tokens from all ZONE headers before reading with Paraview. May I suggest to ignore those unsupported tokens with just…

                      60 votes
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                      • Include a 'Save State & Data' option.

                        It would be very useful if an option was available so that the user could save his/her current state, commands and data (including any new variables) inclusive within a single file. This would provide a unified, compressed dataset that is independent of platform being used to visualise it, not only making it portable but the user would not have to worry about the paths to the dataset and it could act as an emergency backup for the data. As far as I am aware, both Tecplot (*lpk) and Ensight have this feature available.

                        59 votes
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                        • Export to 3D PDF

                          It would be great to be able to save a session to a 3D pdf so that any model can be viewed by almost anyone without the need for any other viewers.

                          51 votes
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                          • Glyphs: Scale only the arrow length instead of the whole glyph size

                            The glyph filter has the nice property which allows to scale the glyph. However, for all arrow glyphs, a better way of scaling would be to scale only the length of the arrow by a quantity instead of the whole arrow (shaft and tip thickness). This simply gives a much clearer overview if there are regions with big and small arrows in one domain.

                            44 votes
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                            • Add StarCCM+ loader

                              I'd like to doing postprocess data files from StarCCM+ simulation, but now, with current version, it's possible only with ensight format export from StarCCM+ but I cannot display properly data (ex. Velocity Contours in block mode and not in smooth mode...)

                              41 votes
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                              • Change the order of sources in the pipeline

                                When using Paraview to compare multiple datasets, the order in which they appear in the pipeline is the order in which they are loaded. Thus, if a dataset needs to be unloaded and replaced with another, the new dataset is placed at the end of the pipeline rather than where the dataset it replaces was. This can lead to confusion when working with multiple similar datasets, as the order of appearance in the pipeline may not correspond to the logical order of the datasets (be it because of variations in the datasets themselves or in the way that they are…

                                39 votes
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                                • med plugin

                                  Default support for med format to import from Code_Aster results

                                  33 votes
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                                  • Ellipsoids source/glyphs

                                    It would be nice to have the ability to draw ellipsoids or specify a major/minor axis at each point and glyph an ellipse at each point using those axes.

                                    There is a feature request for an ellipsoid source here:
                                    http://public.kitware.com/Bug/view.php?id=9110

                                    32 votes
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                                    • boolean operations

                                      add boolean operations between several meshes. Not only append, but really intersection, union, difference.

                                      28 votes
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                                      • Export to COLLADA or similar 3d format, for high quality rendering

                                        While it is posible to export .x3d and . vrml in Paraview, it is only for static scenes. There should be an posibility for exporting time varianse geometry to open 3d animation formats.

                                        27 votes
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                                        • Modify the transform filter to allow single-axis-at-a-time transformations

                                          In some modeling software, when you are in transform mode (ie the transform filter) you can select a particular axis to translate/rotate about by pressing 'x', 'y', or 'z' before performing the operation. It is very hard to position an object in 3d without that ability. Maybe by clicking the "balls" at the end of the transform axes with different buttons you could specify that functionality.

                                          http://public.kitware.com/Bug/view.php?id=9036

                                          27 votes
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