[Paraview] Paraview Visualization Ambiguity an a 2nd order Tetrahedra

Berk Geveci berk.geveci at kitware.com
Tue Oct 23 15:01:59 EDT 2012

Ah, now I understand. This should be fixed. Try using a nightly
binary. To download one, look at this page:


and look for instruction on how to download generated binaries.


On Mon, Oct 22, 2012 at 9:56 AM, Umut Tabak <umut.tabak at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 10/22/2012 03:46 PM, Berk Geveci wrote:
>> ParaView will tetrahedralize higher order elements for certain
>> algorithms. For the most part, this should be hidden. What particular
>> algorithm are you seeing this with?
> Hi,
> This is a mesh that I export from the commercial finite element code ANSYS.
> I am not sure how to answer this question.
> But I also could not understand the point of your question since the cell
> representation should be easy to understand by the software. It should only
> draw elements around the main nodes that represent the element, so for this
> case, the 10-nodes that belong to the element should form the element. Why
> do you relate this to a meshing algorithm? I am not expert on mesh
> generation of course ;-)
> There are two 10 node tetrahedral elements interfaced in my code for ANSYS
> elements. Namely,
> SOLID92 and SOLID187
> which are both 2nd order 10 node tetra elements.
> If I follow this thread
> http://comments.gmane.org/gmane.comp.science.paraview.user/10670
> which seems to solve the problem. And I can see the normal 2nd order
> elements without divided into extra cells.
> BR,
> Umut

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