FieldView 14 – CFD Results Without Compromise

FieldView 14 – CFD Results Without Compromise

FieldView is the industry’s tool of choice for CFD without compromise. Make your decisions quickly and with confidence.  With CFD data management, workflow productivity, and HPC capabilities FieldView users perform the CFD studies they need without constraining their simulations to meet resource limitations.

CFD is critical to organizations across industry and research. The insights that are achieved with high-fidelity CFD eclipse what was possible even just a few years ago. Successful analysts harness the power of HPC and modern CFD to develop highly productive workflows that generate accurate, timely, and actionable results that support better decision making. If your CFD workflow is not making this kind of impact contact us today.

Parallel Power to the People!

FieldView is designed for scalability and every standard FieldView license will run on 8 CPU cores. For HPC users, additional scalability (32, 64, or unlimited cores) is available at moderate additional cost. Run FieldView on a local system, on-site or cloud-based server, even across virtualized resources all standard and with maximum performance.

CFD Data Management

CFD data is large and impractical to move. With the CFD data management tools in FieldView you work with the data where it is generated: interactively or in batch processes using FieldView XDB files. FieldView XDB files are a fraction of the size of the original volume data and can be used for local, interactive post-processing, interrogation of transient results, and for archives.

Without FieldView

WITH FieldView

“I often have to postpone a meeting because CFD images aren’t ready.”

– External Aero Team Manager. European automotive manufacturer

“FieldView can automatically process computational results.   For one CFD result with 2 million grid points, I can extract data and graphs in just a few minutes.”

- CFD Engineer of Aerodynamic Research, JAXA (Japan)

“Our boss is giving us new geometries faster than we can review the results we have.”

– CAE engineer

“Corvid Technologies generates thousands of three-dimensional (CFD) solutions every year on complex geometries. The ability to automate this process can reduce flow-viz time requirements by 50 percent or more.”

- David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies

“I am post-processing just 1% of my simulation data”

CAE Manager, major manufacturing company

“Even beyond the CFD...the secret sauce here is in the handling of the MASSIVE amounts of data, (…) that's what FieldView brought to the table that has completely changed the game. -- FieldView runs and extracts all the critical data, critical cut planes, surface boundaries, etc, captures pre-defined images and makes pre-defined videos...all in a batch process that we never touch. from 1.5 Tb we pull down 80-120mb of critical information (that is) actionable and understandable by humans.”

– Josh Poertner, Director of Engineering, Zipp Speed Weaponry

FieldView 14 offers simple yet robust automation tools to speed your workflow, while batch and parallel processing options maximize the use of your HPC resources.

Experience the speed, facility and powerful insights FieldView14 delivers. Contact us today!


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“We need to have confidence in our tools in order to put the results on the car. With the lack of testing time nowadays, we have to be reasonably sure they will work straightaway. I can’t think of anything we put on the car last season, either from the wind tunnel or CFD, that didn’t generally act as we expected it to act on the track.”

Nathan Sykes, CFD Team Leader, Red Bull Technology


FieldView 13 – How You’ve Always Wanted CFD to Work

FieldView set the standard for advanced CFD post-processing and visualization. With unprecedented speed, performance, and productivity right out of the box, FieldView 13 raises the bar even higher. Featuring a completely new graphics core, an intuitive and customizable GUI, and a host of interactive tools, FieldView 13 represents a game-changing approach to managing the CFD workflow.

FieldView 13 recreates your CFD workflow as significantly faster, lighter, and more agile at every step. Use smaller, specialized XDBs (extract databases) to shrink read-in times and tame the data management monster. Interactively explore your data extremely fast with sweep caching – rotate, zoom, and sweep through both steady and unsteady cases with ease and without sacrificing fidelity.

FieldView 13 is dramatically faster, delivering performance tuned to your available HPC resources. Overall, you can gain productivity improvements of one to two orders of magnitude. Operations such as point probing, dataset sampling, and streamline and streakline calculation run lightning fast. Using XDB file sequences, you can manage even complex transient data 4-7 times faster.

FieldView 13 puts your efficiency and productivity first, automatically saving your GUI preferences for easy customization. Its all-new, platform-independent interface reduces mouse clicks and pop-ups, and provides new features like dockable toolbars to enhance your experience.

FieldView 13 offers simple yet robust automation tools to speed your workflow, while batch and parallel processing options maximize the use of your HPC resources.

Try FieldView 13 for free for 30 days. There’s nothing to lose, and a world of CFD productivity and performance to gain.


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“We need to have confidence in our tools in order to put the results on the car. With the lack of testing time nowadays, we have to be reasonably sure they will work straightaway. I can’t think of anything we put on the car last season, either from the wind tunnel or CFD, that didn’t generally act as we expected it to act on the track.”

Nathan Sykes, CFD Team Leader, Red Bull Technology


FieldView: Productivity, Power, Performance

You have the data; now you need decisions. Harness the full value of your CFD solution data by post-processing with FieldView. Get to vital insights and answers faster, more accurately, and more easily than you ever thought possible. FieldView’s unprecedented speed, performance, and productivity tools combine with true ease-of-use: create highly productive, flexible CFD workflows that work the way you want them to work.

Put FieldView’s power in your hands and

  • Interactively explore and present data that truly illuminates the behavior of a design.
  • Run multiple simulations quickly and efficiently with FieldView’s simple yet powerful automation tools.
  • See your design come to life; investigate complex phenomena hidden in mountains of data with the industry’s most advanced visualization capabilities.
  • Create vivid animations and meaningful presentations that enhance collaboration and understanding.

Readily scalable FieldView seamlessly handles datasets of any size, even billions of nodes. It leverages today’s HPC resources so you increase capacity and throughput and reduce turnaround time.

Flexible and extendable, FieldView puts you in control, giving you robust, intuitive tools that let you shape the CFD workflow to best suit your specific needs and engineering environment. FieldView is 100% backward compatible, and cost-effective to implement.

So, what can you do with FieldView? Everything you need to, and more than you expect.

Try it free for 30 days.


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“I use FieldView because it is easy to use. Quality images can be created quickly and new releases are generally bug free. Perhaps most important is that FieldView does what it claims it can do and it does so reliably. Also, when looking for advice on methods to enhance a visualization, Intelligent Light’s technical support is exceptional.”

Senior Scientist, Combustion Engineering



1. I use open source software. Why should I use a commercial CFD post-processor?

  • Nothing in the industry, open source or commercial, is easier to use and yet handles the largest data with accuracy, automation, data management, and presentation capabilities.
  • Only FieldView offers Intelligent Light’s best in the industry support. By email, by phone, or even for in-person training, our experts are available to help you find ways to get your job done more easily, efficiently, and with maximum results. We are committed to helping you succeed.

2. I have a centralized compute resource. What options do you provide for post-processing remote data?

FieldView provides many ways to work with remote data. The important thing for the user is to choose a strategy that eliminates or minimizes copying the data across the network. Copying data is unrecoverable wasted time that adds no value to a project. Among the choices:

  • Client-Server – Run FieldView in this mode and let FieldView send the data needed for your work. The local client provides the graphics and the user’s experience is normally equivalent to that of working locally. 
  • Remote Hardware Rendered Graphics mode – Use graphics resources on your remote system to generate all the images and send only the on-screen data to the local workstation. High performance with sufficient network bandwidth. 
  • Software Software Rendered Graphics mode – Render the images on your remote system even when no dedicated graphics resources are available. Software rendering produces exactly the same (pixel matched) images and is suitable for batch processing.
  • FieldView Batch – Run FieldView in batch to post-process your data, produce files for interactive review, generate animations, XDBs, images, and plots. Produce data for export. FieldView Batch Packs™ allow you to affordably run multiple instances of FieldView concurrently for tremendous productivity.

3. What are the advantages compared to the post-processor provided with my solver?

  • FieldView reduces costs and increases flexibility. And your investment in post-processing feeds directly back into post-processing product solutions for your future.
  • FieldView is easy to use and provides more capability than embedded post-processors.
  • FieldView is adept at dataset comparisons between multiple solvers and/or experimental data.
  • Large data, unsteady data, and data from multiple sources (solvers, experimental data, etc.) are easily handled in FieldView and both quantitative and qualitative analysis are straightforward and quicker to work with.
  • FieldView allows the more expensive solver license to be used to continue generating solutions.

4. What data formats do you support? Do you support the data from my solver?

  • FieldView reads many common CFD data formats including solver formats.
  • Many solvers also provide an export to FieldView’s (FV-UNS) file format.
  • A list of currently supported interfaces is available here and we are adding more all the time. If you do not see your format of choice listed, please contact us for more information.

5. Is FieldView a general-purpose visualization tool (structures, crash, other)?

  • No, Intelligent Light is dedicated to the needs of CFD users and FieldView is designed specifically to provide the most capable and efficient tool for CFD analysts. Of course, FieldView addresses the needs of CFD users performing analyses with mixed physics such as fluid-structure interaction (FSI), aeroacoustics, or electromagnetics.

6. How does FieldView compare to EnSight/Tecplot

  • FieldView makes life easy for CFD practitioners. From simple problems to complex, unsteady data, it is never difficult to apply FieldView to explore your data and find your answers. Because it is dedicated to CFD, FieldView addresses more of the specific needs of the CFD user and the user’s investments in supporting the application directly benefit their domain and are not applied to general purpose visualization.
  • FieldView is a true CFD workflow and data management tool. You must be able to keep up with the data you generate and no other software offers as much to help you turn mountains of data into actionable information.
  • For the largest and most complicated cases, FieldView is up to the task. For everything from reading data and post-processing to delivering the visual and numerical information you need, FieldView delivers the performance and efficient resource utilization to enable your success.
  • Only FieldView offers 100% backward compatibility. Your data, scripts, and automated workflows will always work with new versions of the software. You won’t have to re-run or re-write so your investments are protected and you can concentrate on developing new capabilities and answers.
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“FieldView is very useful as it is an efficient tool to visualize complex 3D geometry and large meshes. The performance of the software in terms of memory management and rendering speed is really impressive compared to other visualization software.”

M. Sanjosé, GAUS acoustic group of the University of Sherbrooke


FieldView Power Tools - Maximize Your Productivity

Easy to use, flexible, and always 100% backward compatible, FieldView Power Tools help you get more done in less time. FieldView Power Tools let you extend and enhance standard FieldView so it more quickly answers your specific needs and challenges. Used alone or in combination, these automation, data management, and HPC tools give you even greater control over how your CFD workflow operates for maximum productivity.

What do you want to accomplish?

Download our demo or call +1 201-460-4700

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“Corvid Technologies generates thousands of 3D CFD solutions every year on complex geometries. The ability to automate this process can reduce flow-visualization time requirements by 50 percent or more. We are just getting started with all the new benefits for data management, batch processing and image quality that FieldView has to offer”

David F. Robinson, Ph.D., President, Corvid Technologies