Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

VisIt comes preinstalled with a small set of example Silo files that you can plot to familiarize yourself with using VisIt. VisIt can read and process data from many different file formats. For a partial list of the supported file formats, you can look at the file formats table on the Frequently Asked Questions page. This page provides links to other sites where you can download data in some of the other file formats that VisIt supports. If you want to know how to create data files that VisIt can read, please read the Getting Data Into VisIt manual. You can find additional information on getting your data into VisIt at If you want us to add a link to your data here, send an e-mail to the VisIt Webmaster.

File format Example image File format Example image
VisIt Data files
(Silo, etc.)
ESRI Shapefile
Protein Data Bank