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  1. Ability to change data file without having to disconnect and reload state

    When you load a state, you have the option to change the data file used. It would be nice if when you have loaded a state, you could right click the data file in the pipeline browser to select another data file (or alternatively, change the file name property in the pipeline, or drag and drop a file into its place).

    This would save time when you have many data files in the same format to visually inspect, for example many runs of the same experiment under various different conditions.

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  2. left-handed orientation of XYZ axis

    Add ability to switch from right-handed orientation of XYZ axis to left-handed one

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  3. Add the ability export planar slices as images using the current colour map.

    Sometimes all I want to do is take a slice of a 3D matrix, give it an appropriate colour map and then export it. There doesn't seem to be a way to do this other than taking a screenshot, and that isn't feasible for large datasets.

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  4. Use Enter Key To Confirm Choice Of File To Open

    This is a very minor suggestion, but it would actually be quite useful to have. When opening a file, and after selecting the file to open in the pop-up window, it would be convenient to be able to use the "Enter" key to confirm the file we wish to open. Currently, we have to select the "OK" button to confirm the file to open.

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  5. Manage multiple coordinate systems

    It would be great to be able to define multiple coordinates systems. They could be used to manage easily multiple body / vectors component analysis in multiple coordinate systems. (vector coordinates should adapt based and the chosen cs...)

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  6. Moving source objects by mouse

    I suggest you to implement the feature which will allow to move source objects (sphere, disk and so on) using the mouse (like it happens with Point Source and Line Source for StreamTracer).
    Yes I know, we can move source object through the properties Translate, but sometimes it's better to move source objects with a mouse and only adjust object position with Translate properites

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  7. Add an auto-redraw option.

    Currently, ParaView automatically re-renders the screen after any filters have been applied, which can cause large delays if datasets are large and representations are set to anything but outline. It would be nice to have an auto-redraw tickbox option with a redraw(render) button on the UI, so that the user can apply any filters and render whenever they want manually by button clicks. A similar effect can be achieved using representations, but the drop-down box can prove fiddly if it has to be changed frequently.

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  8. A conversion reader for .odb format file generated by Abaqus/CFD

    A conversion reader for Abaqus/CFD files would enable us to postprocess fluid dynamics problems in Paraview

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  9. Add Drag and Drop and support 'open with' for pvsm files

    It should be possible to launch the program with a pvsm file without being prompted to select an importer for this file format (which is not even listed).

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  10. Conical Slices

    I would like to do a slice but using a cone. Is there a way to extract information using different geometries?

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  11. Table to X filters should support 2D data

    The table to points and tabled to structured data require separate columns for x, y, and z coordinates. However, sometimes you are only representing 2D data (or even perhaps 1D data). It should be possible set any of the X, Y, Z Columns to something like "None" so that that coordinate is just filled with 0's.

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  12. improve xml writers

    let the user chose arrays to write just as it is possible to chose the arrays to be read.

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  13. Add a tick level property to the Cube Axis Annotation

    It would be nice to be able to define the spacing between ticks, instead of only have the default values.

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  14. Micromagnetism simulation data visualization

    Accommodate the ability to visualize the data formed in .ovf file which is the standard data output produce by the Micromagnetism software OOMMF or MuMax3.

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  15. Pack GUI widgets tighter on Mac

    On Mac, all the GUI components have wide spacing (such as in the toolbars and the inspectors). Although this wide spacing is typical of Mac applications, ParaView has many more options than a typical application. All these GUI components are encroaching on the views and tend to make you have to scroll more through options. I thus advocate packing all the widgets tighter. Although it will look a bit less friendly, it will be more functional.

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  16. Add integration/trigger between the animation feature and Exporter plugin

    There are occasions where the viewport/OpenGL render of a data set lacks the visual fidelity due to available/accessible hardware for a reasonable turn around time. The above integration will enable offline film quality render at arbitrary resolution, independent of the viewport hardware. One immediate use case is the export of an animation via the existing POV exporter for offline rendering with POVRay.

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  17. Button to fetch plugins

    ParaView has a button to fetch server configuration. It would be nice to have a fetch plugins, using the same url source. This way all the resources for paraview can be stored in the same place.

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  18. Add filters to edit/move selected points or create labels at cell/point selections.

    Sometimes it would be useful if I could move selected points by a vector.
    Also, it would great if I could set label values at cells and points, which could be used for boundary conditions in e.g. FEM codes. The option could be to create an array with default values and set a given value at the selected nodes.

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  19. Extend supported file name endings to include *.encas files (Ensight case files)

    The EnSight case file name convention also includes *.encas files which have the same file format as the already available *.case, *.CASE, and *.Case files. ANSYS Fluent exports ensight files by default as *.encas files and these files are not recognized by Paraview. It would be trivial to also include the *.encas file name extension in the list of EnSight files and would make life a bit easier.

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  20. Rulers with snapping vertices

    Today's Ruler Source doesn't have snap-to-vertices function. It's very important for FEM or other CAE methods needing structural analysis.

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