Time values for Silo file format


(Philip Blakely) #1

Hello,

I have a set of .silo files, which contain simulation times. They can be opened by VisIt, and their times display correctly as 0, 0.025, 0.05, 0.075.
However, when I open them in Paraview (downloaded as ParaView-5.6.0-MPI-Linux-64bit.tar.gz) the time values show as 1.0, 2.0, 3.0, 4.0.
Is there any way to get the time values displayed correctly?

I tested with some OpenFOAM files (again with VisItBridge) and the times displayed correctly for these.

I had a look through the VisItBridge interface and code and saw some comments that suggested that because the plugin would need to open all files in the group to get their times, it just generates the place-holders 1,2,3,4 instead. Is this the case for Silo files, or is there something that I am missing?

Thanks,

Philip


(Philip Blakely) #2

To answer my own question, it turns out that the recently added .series meta-format solves the problem.
See https://www.paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView_Release_Notes#JSON_based_new_meta_file_format_for_series_added for details.