Read Extended Variables

The Read Extended Variables tool gives you access to additional variables from the AcuSolve solution database. This allows post-processing and visualization of additional quantities, but comes at the expense of slower read times.

If active, the extended and derived quantities are added to the nodal output variables to form the variable list that is presented to you. The extended variable list can be expanded further by setting the environment variable FV_ACUSOLVE_GRAD. This will cause AcuFieldView to read the gradients of the transport variables. By allowing you to specify whether the extended variables should be read gives additional control, allowing for faster read times and more succinct data inquiry.
Note: In releases of AcuFieldView prior to Version 13.0 the option to read extended variables was on by default and was controlled by an environment variable.