paraview.simple.PLOT3DReader(*input, **params)
PLOT3D is a plotting

package developed at NASA. The PLOT3D reader can read both ASCII and binary PLOT3D files. The default file extension for the geometry files is .xyz, and the default file extension for the solution files is .q. The output of this reader is a multiblock dataset containing curvilinear (structured grid) datasets. This is a distributed reader.

Data Descriptors


When this options is enabled, the reader will try to automatically figure out various settings for a binary file. The other options are ignored. Does not work for text (ASCII) files.


This property indicates whether the data files are binary.


This property specifies the byte order of any binary file(s).


This property specifies whether floating points values are in double precision.


This property specifies the .xyz (geometry) file name for the PLOT3D reader.


This property indicates whether to attempt to read the file even if it appears corrupt


This property specifies the .f (function) file name for the PLOT3D reader.


This property lists which functions (point-centered arrays) to compute.


This property indicates whether this file uses Fortran leading-trailing byte counts.


This property indicates whether this dataset has visibility information.


This property indicates whether these files have multiple-block information.


When checked, the reader will preserve intermediate computed quantities that were not explicitly requested e.g. if **Velocity magnitude** is enabled, but not **Velocity**, the reader still needs to compute **Velocity**. If this is unchecked, then the output will not have **Velocity** array, only the requested **VelocityMagnitude**. This is useful to avoid using up memory for arrays that are not relevant for the analysis.


The list of .q (solution) files for the PLOT3D reader. There can be more than one. If more that one file is specified, the reader will switch to file-series mode in which it will pretend that it can support time and provide one file per time step.


Available timestep values.


This property indicates whether the data is two- or three-dimensional.

Data Descriptors inherited from Proxy


dictionary for instance variables (if defined)


list of weak references to the object (if defined)


Initialize = aInitialize(self, connection=None, update=True)

Methods inherited from SourceProxy


Called when the filename of a source proxy is changed.


Returns the associated cell data information.

GetDataInformation(self, idx=None)

This method returns a DataInformation wrapper around a vtkPVDataInformation


Returns the associated cell data information.


Returns the associated point data information.

UpdatePipeline(self, time=None)

This method updates the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated data information. Make sure to update a source to validate the output meta-data.


This method updates the meta-data of the server-side VTK pipeline and the associated information properties

__getitem__(self, idx)

Given a slice, int or string, returns the corresponding output port

Methods inherited from Proxy

GetProperty(self, name)

Given a property name, returns the property object.

GetPropertyValue(self, name)

Returns a scalar for properties with 1 elements, the property itself for vectors.

InitializeFromProxy(self, aProxy, update=True)

Constructor. Assigns proxy to self.SMProxy, updates the server object as well as register the proxy in _pyproxies dictionary.


Returns a list of all property names on this proxy.

SetPropertyWithName(self, pname, arg)

Generic method for setting the value of a property.


Destructor. Cleans up all observers as well as remove the proxy from the _pyproxies dictionary

__eq__(self, other)

Returns true if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__getattr__(self, name)

With the exception of a few overloaded methods, returns the SMProxy method


Return hash(self).

__init__(self, **args)

Default constructor. It can be used to initialize properties by passing keyword arguments where the key is the name of the property. In addition registrationGroup and registrationName (optional) can be specified (as keyword arguments) to automatically register the proxy with the proxy manager.


Creates an iterator for the properties.

__ne__(self, other)

Returns false if the underlying SMProxies are the same.

__setattr__(self, name, value)

Implement setattr(self, name, value).

add_attribute(self, name, value)

For the full list of servermanager proxies, please refer to Available readers, sources, writers, filters and animation cues