Importing Field Data

Field data can be imported from an industry-standard CGNS file or from a custom text file. When using CGNS it is also possible to select multiple files at the same time to speed up importing.



To import field data into EDEM:


  1. From the Creator Globals tab, click the Field Data Manager button. The Field Data Manager is displayed.
  2. Click the + button then navigate to the file containing the field data.
  3. If necessary, double-click to edit the field’s name or for 2D fields, select from the picklist to change its orientation. Use the X button to delete any fields you may not need. You can select multiple fields with the Shift and Ctrl keys.
  4. Repeat for any other fields you want to import. Click Close when finished.


By default imported fields are not displayed in the Viewer Window, to display a field in the Creator select the relevant field from the drop down menu and select the Display Field tick box.



Scalar fields are displayed in the viewer as points in 3D space. Vector fields are displayed as arrows,the color and scale of the field can also be modified. The Analyst documentation has further information on post-processing options for Field Data.






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