Writing to Paraview from an external program
Paraview operates/implements a client-server paradigm. This suggests that it may be possible for an external (e.g. C++ application) to communicate with a running instance of Paraview, by sending it commands (e.g. open legacy VTK file) via the port attached to the server. Such a feature would be ideal for:
- debugging programs that output VTK data.
- automatically loading or unloading data to Paraview e.g. at the end of a smilation
We are working on this feature as well as the ability to linking the ParaView engine with the simulation (aka co-processing or in-situ processing)
Mathieu Westphal commented
This feature is available in ParaView and is called Catalyst.
What is the status of this now?
What's the ETA on this feature?
BTW, what's the difference between this and Co-processing?
Boris Tomic commented
I need possibility to load updated data offten. This option to control paraview from external python script or even better linking paraview with our solver is just what I need.