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.

Download Latest Release

ParaView version 5.5. is now available for download.

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ParaView Platform in Action

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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.

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CFD Simulations

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

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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.

From our blog

Introducing glTF 2.0 support in VTK and ParaView

The glTF file format glTF is an API-neutral royalty-free specification for the efficient transmission and loading of 3D scenes and models by applications. It is … Read More

Writing a CGAL Plugin for ParaView

CGAL: The Computational Geometry Algorithms Library CGAL is a software project that provides easy access to efficient and reliable geometric algorithms in the form of … Read More

Reading point cloud (LiDAR) data in ParaView (VTK)

ParaView (VTK) provides two readers for point cloud data. LAS Reader (vtkLASReader) uses libLAS to create the point cloud data into a VTK format in … Read More