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.
This feature is now available in the development repository and will be included in the next release, ParaView 5.2.
See the merge-request (now merged) for details: https://gitlab.kitware.com/paraview/paraview/merge_requests/1000
For details see https://blog.kitware.com/refreshingreloading-files-in-paraview/
Daniel Schwen commented
Implement reload by building a new reader object and replacing the current reader with it behind the scenes, that way problems with complex reader objects that keep an internal state can be avoided. I talked with two kitware employees at super computing in Austin and that approach seemed viable.
Matthias Zenker commented
Three years later...anything?
Eric Lorenz commented
Is there any progress in this matter? Has a generic "refresh data" button for every file reader finally found its way into a paraview release?
I find it outmost annoying that every time a new state has been written out by a running simulation, or the simulation has been restarted - which is 99% of all cases if you're a cfd developer, I need to start from scratch setting up all the filters and glyphs. Of course you can trace your setup and then modify the python script but I think a simple refresh button would be an immense improvement in usability. And I'm not the only one, a refresh button has been requested for so long and at so many places.
Maybe I'm missing something and simple solutions have been proposed already. Maybe it's in the latest release? I'm using 3.14.1 on ubuntu 12.04 64bit and I also have a version 3.12.0 that comes with OpenFoam (using (legacy) vtk data) and I'd say there's nothing.
The bug report at http://paraview.org/Bug/view.php?id=7314 expired... ??????
it would also be nice (and easy!) to see how many time steps are currently loaded for each item in the pipeline browser. perhaps a number in parentheses following the item name:
this would make the 'play' button much easier to use, since it always plays from 0 to the max timestep number of all the series (even inactive ones).
with the existing behavior, it is easy to forget how long each time series is.
this sounds pretty cool, but could end up being very hard, depending on how data flow is handled within paraview. i, for one, would be quite happy with the ability to click something and have it load any subsequent files in a previously loaded timeseries (and apply any filters) while not re-reading or re-loading the files of that timeseries which have already been loaded.
The reload button should not only update the collection (i.e. add files at the end of the collection), but also renew the files that were already loaded by ParaView in case they were overwritten or even removed manually.
There's also a corresponding entry in the tracker: http://paraview.org/Bug/view.php?id=7314