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Welcome to ParaView

ParaView is an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application. ParaView users can quickly build visualizations to analyze their data using qualitative and quantitative techniques. The data exploration can be done interactively in 3D or programmatically using ParaView’s batch processing capabilities.

ParaView was developed to analyze extremely large datasets using distributed memory computing resources. It can be run on supercomputers to analyze datasets of petascale size as well as on laptops for smaller data, has become an integral tool in many national laboratories, universities and industry, and has won several awards related to high performance computation.

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ParaView version 5.5. is now available for download.

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ParaView Platform in Action


Climate Research

The Climate Data Analysis Tools (CDAT) project leverages ParaView with other open-source tools to enable analysts to track, monitor, and predict climate changes.


CFD Simulations

Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) simulations with ParaView enable aviation teams to study lift and drag, and thereby improve design efficiency.


Immersive Data

By immersing themselves in the data with ParaView, researchers can interactively explore data in a more intuitive manner.

Cloud-resolving simulation

Cloud-resolving simulation over Germany using ICON HighRes

PHASTA and ParaView Catalyst

a high-fidelity CFD simulation of flow control applied to realistic wing profiles using PHASTA and ParaView Catalyst.

Shaped Charge Jet Penetration

ALEGRA simulation for shaped charge jet penetration in ceramic plates.

Recent Posts

ParaView Spatio-Temporal Parallelism Revised

As Andy Bauer described a long while back in the Kitware blog, ParaView provides a way to generate more efficient batch scripts for temporal data … Read More

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in ParaView

Custom Keyboard Shortcuts in ParaView

A new feature coming in ParaView 5.6 is the ability to assign custom keyboard shortcuts to items in ParaView’s menus.  Look under Tools -> Customize … Read More

Introducing the New ParaView Colormap Preset Dialog

Introducing the New ParaView Colormap Preset Dialog

ParaView comes with a collection of predefined color maps used to map data values to colors in a visualization. The collection has grown ever larger … Read More

Recent Advances in the Molecular Visualization and Processing with VTK and ParaView

Recent Advances in the Molecular Visualization and Processing with VTK and ParaView

The molecule framework in VTK and ParaView has recently been improved. In this blog we quickly introduce the new features. Note that the features presented … Read More

Improving UX when handling large lists or trees in ParaView

Improving UX when handling large lists or trees in ParaView

Lists and trees are handy UI elements to show tabular or hierarchical data. In ParaView, we use these in several places such as variable and … Read More

Source: blog.kitware.com