Thursday, May 15, 2008

Fluent Graphics Display in Remote Desktop Mode

Most of the time, I run my Fluent simulations on remote computers using the windows remote desktop. However, when trying to preview the solution, nothing appears in the graphics window. This is usually the case with 3D simulations. To fix this problem, you have to disable "Hidden Surface Removal" in the "Graphics Options" window
  1. Display->Options
  2. Uncheck "Hidden Surface Removal"

In 2D simulations, this option is usually unchecked. On the other hand, In 3D simulations, Fluent defaults to this option because it helps viewing 3D models.

Cite as:
Saad, T. "Fluent Graphics Display in Remote Desktop Mode". Weblog entry from Please Make A Note.


  1. Thanks this info is new and useful to me.

  2. I always do the same thing because the Fluent simulations are one of the most important things, specially in this modernity. I think you should add something else about it because there is not enough information about it at Google, I've been trying and it was a bit hard to find it.