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  • Please download the windows binaries of Fespp in the release section and follow instructions of the README.txt contained in the zip.
  • If you want to build Fespp by your own, look below for instructions.

BUILD dependencies

  • FESAPI v2.9.0.0
  • ParaView with same HDF5 libraries used by FESAPI

    known to work on Linux and Windows starting from ParaView 5.11.0


  1. CONFIGURE Fespp with CMAKE You should fill in the following variables

    • FESAPI_ROOT : The path to the folder containing include and lib folders of FESAPI v2.9.0.0 as a minimal version (using our own cmake find module)
    • ParaView_DIR = path_to_paraview_build
    • OPTIONALLY, for (experimental) ETP support, you will need FETPAPI (v0.1.0.0 as a minimal version) support (see here for documentation on how to build fetpapi). Please enable the WITH_ETP_SSL variable and usually set the following variables :
      • FETPAPI_INCLUDE_DIR = path_to_FETPAPI_install/include
      • FETPAPI_LIBRARY_RELEASE = path_to_FETPAPI_install/lib/
      • FETPAPI_LIBRARY_DEBUG = path_to_FETPAPI_install/lib/
      • (ONLY IF NOT AUTOMATICALLY FOUND) Boost_INCLUDE_DIR : the directory where you can find the directory named "boost" which contain all BOOST headers
      • (ONLY IF NOT AUTOMATICALLY FOUND) AVRO_ROOT : The path to the folder containing include and lib folders of AVRO (we use our own cmake find module)
  2. GENERATE the build solution with CMAKE once the CONFIGURE step is OK

  3. BUILD and INSTALL the solution generated by CMAKE

  4. COPY fespp_install_lib/paraview-5.11/plugins/Fespp directory into paraview_install/Plugins/Fespp plus

    • in the paraview_install/Plugins/Fespp folder on Linux:

      • (from FESAPI install lib directory)
      • (from FESAPI install lib directory)
      • (from FESAPI install lib directory)
    • in the paraview_install\Plugins\Fespp folder on Windows:

      • FesapiCpp. (from FESAPI install)
  • Note 1 : If they exist (which probably not), you also need to copy FESAPI dependencies in this paraview_install\Plugins\Fespp folder. Or to put them in the (LD_LIBRARY_)PATH.
  • Note 2 : On Linux at least, you need to build Paraview with VTK_MODULE_USE_EXTERNAL_VTK_hdf5=ON and VTK_MODULE_USE_EXTERNAL_VTK_zlib=ON for using the same HDF5 libraries in PV and Fespp. We use statically link HDF5 with FESAPI for our Windows build.


  1. Only if you use MPI ParaView version, Run the Paraview server (Caution : use MPI build of ParaView!!!) :

    mpirun -np 8 ./pvserver

  2. Run the ParaView client :


  3. Only if you use MPI ParaView version, Connect the Client to the Server On client side : File->Connect... and then fill in the required fields.
  4. Loading of the Fespp plugins (Caution: on client and, only if you use MPI ParaView version, server sides!!!)

    Menu Tools->Manage plugins... and then select and Load

  5. You can now load a RESQML™ file (epc document)


FESAPI Product incorporates RESQML technology/standards provided by the Energistics Consortium, Inc.

RESQML is a trademark or registered trademark of Energistics Consortium, Inc.