Visual Tool Kit .VTK File Description

Surfer can import and export Visualization Tool Kit .VTK data sets. This implementation is based on version 4.2 of the VTK File Format documentation from Kitware.

VTK data sets can contain several types of lattice data and/or geometric figures. The content of VTK files can be in ASCII text format or a mixed binary/ASCII format in which headers and parameters are in ASCII format but the data values are in binary format.

File name extension: .VTK

Format(s) Supported for Import

  • 3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double
  • point set; double

Import Options

No import options dialog is displayed.

Import Automation Options

No import options are available.

Import Restrictions/Limitations

The implementation of the software does not directly support geometric figures in VTK data sets. Geometric figures are currently imported as Surfer point sets, with one point at each vertex in the geometric model.

Format(s) Supported for Export

3D uniform lattice; 8-, 16-, 32-bit integer, float, double

Export Restrictions/Limitations

This implementation of Surfer does not support exporting of geometric figures; only lattices can be exported as .VTK files.

See Also

File Format Chart

Visual Tool Kit .VTK Export Automation Options

Visual Tool Kit .VTK Export Options Dialog