For formats other than
EnSight, use the
Solver/Execute Commands... menu option to export data at specified intervals during the calculation. The text command for exporting to a particular format can be entered directly into the
Command text field (or the
FLUENT console if you are defining a macro). It is of the following general form:
file/export/file-typefile name [
where items enclosed in square brackets are optional depending on the type of file being exported.
file-type indicates the type of file being exported. For example, replace
fieldview-unstruct to indicate
file name (without the extension) indicates the name of the file that you wish to save.
FLUENT does not overwrite exported files. If the specified file name already exists,
FLUENT prompts you with the question
OK to overwrite? every time the command is executed. Enter a response to this question (
no) as part of the text command entered in the
list-of-surfaces indicates the list of surfaces (name or ID) that you wish to export (for relevant types of files). The
() input terminates the list. For example, the input
outlet-3 wall-2 5 () will select surfaces named
wall-2, and also the surface with the ID
5 (not the zone ID).
list-of-scalars indicates the list of cell functions that you want to write to the exported file (for relevant types of files). The
q input terminates the list. For example, the input
x-velocity cell-volume q will select
velocity and the cell volume.
yes|no indicates that you need to answer a prompted question. Certain file types require more than one
25.19 for information about executing commands and creating and using command macros.