Thanks for all the replies; I got confused xda with xdr. It's good to know
libmesh comes with meshtool for format conversion.
On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 11:07 PM, John Peterson <jwpeterson@...> wrote:
> On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 12:29 AM, Kyunghoon Lee
> <aeronova.mailing@...> wrote:
> > Hello all,
> > I have a binary mesh file (xda) that I'd like to convert it to ASCII
> > formats (either gmv or gmsh). I wonder if I can go it with libmesh; if
> > not, I wonder which tools I can use for the conversion. Looking forward
> > getting any tips.
> xda should be an ascii format as well... do you mean xdr?
> GMV is a no-longer-available visualization tool; gmsh support is
> fairly old, I don't know how good it is for visualizing solutions.
> You can use src/apps/meshtool app for converting between file
> formats... basically
> meshtool -i foo.xda -o foo.e
> and there are various other options as well.
> Note that the Exodus format (.e) is most useful for visualizing stuff,
> since it can be viewed in paraview, a free open source visualization