Available Reader Formats

Check the specificity of each reader in the table below.

File Formats (S = structured, U = unstructured, MZ = multi-zone, MI = multi-instant)

Format

S

U

MZ

MI

Extended description

library needed

bin_tp

binary Tecplot format version 112 and 75. The 75 version was developed for compatibility with elsA.

fmt_tp

formatted Tecplot format

hdf_avbp

HDF5 AVBP solution or mesh (topological boundary information included)

h5py

bin_avbp

binary file written by AVBP (temporal)

hdf_cgns

HDF5 file with CGNS meshes (time solution are not taken into account for now). To convert an ADF file to HDF, use the adf2hdf utility program. Extra elements are added to take into account for some specificities introduced by Numeca Autogrid/IGG meshing software.

h5py

netcdf

Network Common Data Form (NetCDF)

hdf_antares

HDF5 format specific to Antares

h5py

hdf_labs

HDF5 format specific to (written by) LaBS. (triangles and hexahedra)

h5py

column

column formatted file. If any, the lines of the header must start with a ‘#’ sign. All columns must have the same size. Rows are composed of numbers separated by spaces.

numpy

csv

Comma-separated value. If any, the lines of the header must contain the name of variables separated by the separator string. Columns may have different sizes. Rows are composed of numbers separated by the separator string.

numpy

igor

IGOR formatted 1D signal

matlab

Matlab

scipy

bin_v3d

binary voir3d elsA file

fmt_v3d

formatted voir3d elsA file

bin_plot3d

binary plot3D grid, Q or function files

ens_case

Ensight

vtk

bin_fvuns

Fieldview file format (topological boundary information included)

bin_vtk

VTK file format

vtk with numpy support

fmt_gmsh

Gmsh three-dimensional finite element mesh generator (mesh only)

prf

ASCII PRF format from Lattice-Boltzmann solver LaBs or ProLB

pycgns

python CGNS tree

pyCGNS

fluent

ANSYS Fluent

Topology Formats

Format

Extended description

elsa

Topology from elsA input file

Documentation of the file formats can be found on the redmine server.