The Flacs simulator writes the monitor point and panel results to the r1-file as binary data. Flowvis reads the r1-file to generate plots of the data. If you need human-readable output, you can use the r1file utility program to convert the binary data from the r1-file to ASCII (text) format.

The r1file program extracts ASCII data from the FLACS r1-file. For example, for the job number 999999, you can extract the variable NP at all monitor points with the command

Linux:

> run r1file r1999999.dat3 name=NP force

Windows:

> r1file r1999999.dat3 name=NP force

In this way, you receive an ASCII file named a1999999.NP containing the time history of the variable NP for the job number 999999. The option force overwrites the file a1999999.NP if it already exists.

You can set the name of the output file using output=. The following example generates a file ABC.NP from the file r1999999.dat3:

Linux:

> run r1file r1999999.dat3 name=NP force output=ABC

Windows:

> r1file r1999999.dat3 name=NP force output=ABC

Typing the command

Linux:

> run r1file

Windows:

> r1file

lists all the options available for use with the r1file program.