Getting started#

To run PyFluent-Visualization, you must have a licensed copy of Ansys Fluent installed locally. PyFluent-Visualization supports Ansys Fluent 2022 R2 and later.

For more information on Fluent, visit the Fluent page on the Ansys website.

Install package#

The ansys-fluent-visualization package supports Python 3.9 through Python 3.11 on Windows and Linux.

Install the latest release from PyPi with:

pip install ansys-fluent-visualization

Alternatively, install the latest version from the GitHub with:

pip install git+

If you plan on doing local development of PyFluent-Visualization with Git, install with:

git clone
cd pyfluent-visualization
pip install -e .

Any changes that you make locally are reflected in your setup after you restart the Python kernel.

Launch Fluent#

You can launch Fluent from PyFluent using the launch_fluent function:

import ansys.fluent.core as pyfluent
session = pyfluent.launch_fluent(precision="double", processor_count=2, mode="solver")
session.start_transcript() # Streaming the transcript locally

PyFluent-Visualization provides integrations with both PyVista and Matplotlib.

If you want to interact with the Fluent graphical user interface, set the following environment variable:

export PYFLUENT_SHOW_SERVER_GUI=1 # Linux (bash)

If you want to print the debug information for development, set the following environment variable:

pyfluent.set_log_level('DEBUG')  # for development, by default only errors are shown