VMoveVTK is a batch application that is used to generate CAX files from VTK files.

System Requirements

The recommended minimum configuration to install VMoveVTK is provided below.

  1. Intel Core i5 processor

  2. 8 GB RAM

  3. 256 GB Hard disk

  4. 64-bit Windows 7


By default, VMoveVTK is installed in ‘C:\Program Files\VCollab\VMoveVTK64’ folder

License Requirements

User can execute the VMoveVTK application only if either VMoveCAE or VCollabPro license is available. A node-locked license can be installed by copying the license file to “C:Program FilesVCollabLicense” (Assuming that VMoveVTK is installed into the “C:Program FilesVCollabVMoveVTK64” folder). Alternately, user can define VE3D_LICENSE_FILE environment variable to provide the license file path or the server and port information

Application Usage

VMoveVTK.bat [–results=”result_name_1, result_name_2, …, result_name_n”] vtk_file_1 [vtk_file_2]…[vtk_file_n] cax_file



  • Allows to provide the result names that are to be written in the CAX file.

  • The result names are separated by comma.

  • It’s an optional parameter.

  • All the available results are written in CAX file if this option is not provided.

vtk_files - The input VTK files are to be provided in the required order.

cax_file - The output CAX file


VMoveVTK e:\file1.vtk e:\file2.vtk e:\file3.vtk e:\output.cax

This option writes all the results available in the VTK files into the CAX file

VMoveVTK –results=”Velocity,Temperature” e:\file1.vtk e:\file2.vtk e:\file3.vtk e:\output.cax This option writes only Velocity and Temperature results into the CAX file.


This version supports only the POLYDATA data type of VTK format


VMoveVTk.bat is located in the installation directory

Log File

VMoveVTK generates log file during each translation. Users can find the following log file after each VMoveVTK run.


The above file is written in a folder of the following format


That is, VMoveVTK creates a folder in the above format for each instance and writes the log file into the folder. The folder with log file is generally written into a folder represented by VCOLLAB_TEMP_PATH environment variable. In the case of the non-existence of VCOLLAB_TEMP_PATH, the log fils folder is written into %TEMP% folder.

In case of errors during the VMoveVTK usage, the users are requested to communicate the errors along with these log file generated by VMoveVTK to VCollab support (support@vcollab.com). The log file is designed to help the VCollab development and support teams understand the issues better and faster and provide fixes or workarounds to the user.