Enable the nanoFluidX Toolbar Plugin

In the nanoFluidX installation folder you will find the PV_nFX_aux folder containing three additional folders: PV_backgrounds, PV_materials, and PVnFXTools. The ParaView nanoFluidX toolbar is in PVnFXTools folder.

Figure 1. Contents of the PV_nFX_aux Folder
The requirement of ParaView for automatically loaded Plugins is to keep the location of the plugin consistent. For PVnFXTools, this means the location of the folder and the files in it should not be altered.

Figure 2. Contents of the PVnFXTools Folder
  1. Copy the PVnFXTools folder to a location of your choosing.
    Important: For automatic loading of the Plugin, the folder and file locations should not change.
    Note: In some scenarios, ParaView explicitly requests the PVnFXTools folder to be put in the bin/ folder of the ParaView installation. For example: C:\Program Files\ParaView 5.8.0\bin\PVnFXTools. If you are using a ParaView installation on the compute node, it is also possible to not change anything and use the files in the original nanoFluidX installation folder.
  2. Open ParaView.
  3. From the menu bar, click Tools > Manage Plugins.

    Figure 3. Select Manage Plugins
  4. In the Plugin Manager dialog, select Load New.

    Figure 4. Select Load New
  5. Navigate to the PVnFXTools folder and select the PVnFXTools_withtoolbar.xml.
  6. In the Plugin Manager dialog, select the PVnFXTools_withtoolbar plugin.
  7. Enable the Auto Load checkbox and click Close.

    Figure 5. Enable Auto Load Checkbox
Two nanoFluidX menus appear in the toolbar section of the ParaView user interface. The tools should also be available in the Filters drop-down menu. The coloring of the tools will appear only once the data is loaded into the session.

Figure 6. Essential and Extra Tools
Essential nanoFluidX tools:
  • Threshold
  • Slice
  • Clip
  • Streamlines
  • Tube
  • Glyph
  • Contour
  • Calculator
  • Transform
  • SPH Line Interpolator
  • SPH Surface Interpolator
  • SPH Volume Interpolator
Extra nanoFluidX tools:
  • Plot Data
  • Iso-volume
  • Surface Vectors
  • Extract Time Steps
  • Temporal Statistics
  • Plot Selection Over Time
  • Compute Derivatives
  • Integrate Variables
  • Descriptive Statistics
  • Probe Location
  • SPH Dataset Interpolator
  • Resample with Dataset
  • Table to Points
  • Extract Selection
  • Programmable Filter

The majority of post-processing can be done with essential set of nanoFluidX tools. The extra tools are intended only for corner case post-processing requirements.