FVX Boundary Surface Issue in v13.2

Why does my FVX program to create a boundary surface using ALL boundary types no longer work, since upgrading to 13.2? The form create_boundary({types = {“all”}}) is probably what was being used, and should have only created a single boundary type named “all”, rather than ALL of your types. The documented and correct form create_boundary({types = “all”}) should be used. You’ll note that “all” is NOT inside its own table […]

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Using Multiple Graphics Devices

Using the best of multiple graphics devices available on your system. Multiple Graphics Devices: We have noted that a laptop may show multiple devices with dxdiag report, and that FieldView may run with Intel HD Graphics when (for instance) a better NVIDIA device is available. We know that for NVIDIA, you can use NVIDIA’s “Manage 3D Settings” to have FieldView (or XDBView) use the NVIDIA device. (You may need to make the entry […]

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Which Graphics Cards are Best for FieldView?

FieldView has been designed to run well using any of a wide range of graphic configurations, and uses the standard OpenGL libraries. We have a good partnership with both Nvidia and AMD (formerly ATI), who both offer very good graphic cards. (Note that those from the Nvidia ‘Quadro’ line support FieldView Stereo display modes.) Special optional settings can be made by the user to allow FieldView to run quite well […]

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FieldView Client Unable to Find Saved Restarts

After moving to a different workstation, I can connect via client-server to the system where I was previously doing my post processing, but the FieldView Client is unable to find the restarts I saved while working on that system. How can I use those restarts? While working in client-server mode, the FieldView Client can only find restarts located on the client computer’s filesystem, and this may not be the same […]

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Windows LMTOOLS Not Creating Log or License Files

Why is no log file created and no license service started when I use Windows LMTOOLS (configured with a log file) to start my license FieldView license service? As of License Manager version 11.13 (which we began to distribute after the release of FieldView 16), the license file must be placed in %SystemDrive%\ProgramData\ (typically C:\ProgramData) when starting your license while the Use Services option is checked on. Note that if the log file already exists […]

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FieldView Directory Defaults

I would like to have FieldView default to my current working directory when browsing for Data Input files, restarts, etc., but the last used directory seems to be the default. Can this be changed? Some users prefer the current working directory to be the default, so we have made this possible by allowing you to set the environment variable FV_OLD_BROWSER_BEHAVIOR=1.


Running Local Licensed Parallel on Multiprocessor System

Is there a way to run local licensed parallel on a multiprocessor system, but limit FieldView to a certain number of processors? You can create a custom Server Configuration file (.srv) which sets the number of FieldView servers you’d like to use.   For example, you can create a file named local_5_slaves.srv which looks like the following, in order to provide 5 FieldView server processes for use in post processing […]

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Eliminating Time Machine Messages on Mac OS X

How can I eliminate the many “Time Machine” messages from the terminal running FieldView with Mac OS X? Running FieldView wth “sudo ./fv” just once, should eliminate these messages: This process is attempting to exclude an item from Time Machine by path without administrator privileges. This is not supported. This process is attempting to exclude an item from Time Machine by path without administrator privileges. This is not supported. This […]

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Applying Your Work to Another Dataset

How can I apply my work to another dataset? The current state of FieldView is saved with “Restarts”.  Restarts can later be used to recreate all of your visualization objects on a given set of data. Similar to working with most applications, we encourage you to use File.. Save Restart.. Complete.. to save your entire visualization often as you work with FieldView in order to save “snapshots” of your work. When later […]

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Surface, Transient Data Sweep Cycles Play Too Fast

After the first surface or transient data animation sweep cycle, subsequent cycles play too fast. Streamline animations also play too fast. How can I slow this down? Please use the View.. Minimum Time Between Frames option. It is recommended that you set this back to 0 immediately afterward so that the delay doesn’t persist. This is similar to the Frame Rate option on the Flipbook Panel. Note that FieldView supports […]

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