User Manual


In order to use this Extension, it’s required that you install 6SigmaRoom first. Please register and create a Future Facilities account here in order to download the software.

Enable 6SigmaDCX Extension

The 6SigmaDCX Extension is not enabled by default in Omniverse USD Composer and will need to be enabled for use.

  1. Open Omniverse USD Composer and click on Window > Extensions to open the Extensions Manager.

Extensions Manager Menu
  1. Install and enable the 6SigmaDCX Extension

Extensions Manager Window
  1. Click on Window -> 6Sigma DCX Extension to open the Extension Window.

6SigmaDCX Extension Menu

User Interface

A floating window is shown after toggling on the 6SigmaDCX Extension option. Currently the extension supports two main features which allow users to import models from 6SigmaRoom via the Import tab or view the properties of the imported models under the Properties tab.

Import tab

Import Tab

The Import tab provides users the ability to import 6SigmaRoom models and CFD results into Omniverse. These default options are shown initially to the users.



6SigmaCommander Executable

The path to the 6SigmaCOmmander executable file. 6SigmaCommander is the tool that acts as a communication bridge between Omniverse and 6SigmaRoom.

Import Destination

The path to the directory to store the converted files. Support both local file system path and Nucleus URL.

Path to .room

The path to the 6SigmaRoom’s model .room file.

Path to .vtk

The path to the .vtk output generated by 6SigmaRoom.

Additional options are shown after the extension loads .vtk file into memory.

Mesh Slice Panel Element



Normal vector of the slice to generate.


Origin of the slice to generate.


Scalar field to apply for color mapping.

VDB Panel Element


Sampling Dimensions

Sampling dimension x, y, z for the result .vdb file

Properties tab

Properties Tab



Entity Type

Displays a list of entity types available in the opened stage


Display a list of entities filtered by the selected entity type.

Attributes Panel

Shows entity attributes on entity selection. Initially hidden below the Entity Type and Entity List Views.

Use the Extension

Import 6SigmaRoom Model

It’s highly recommended to go through the basic tutorials which can also be downloaded with 6SigmaRoom installation. In this guide we’ll go over how to import the models from Tutorial 3 provided by Future Facilities.

Import Steps
  1. Click on the 6SigmaCommander Executable text field or the browse button to set the path to the .exe file. This is the process that the extension uses to export models and properties from 6SigmaRoom.

  2. Click on the Import Destination text field or the browse button to set the directory to write the converted models.

  3. Click on the Path to .room text field or the browse button to set the path to file. By default, the file is located at C:\\Users\\Public\\Documents\\6SigmaDC\\Release<VERSION>\\TutorialCases\\Models\\ but it may be different for users who installed 6SigmaRoom and the tutorials under another location.

  4. Click the Import .room button to start the importing process. A progress bar will be shown and more detailed conversion status can be seen from the console.


Once the import process is done, we can see the converted models inside the viewport.

Imported Models

Import 6SigmaRoom’s result .vtk

Mesh Slice Visualization

Import Slice Steps
  1. Click on the Import Destination text field or the browse button to set the directory to write the converted mesh.

  2. Click on the Path to .vtk text field or the browse button to set the path to the .vtk generated by 6SigmaRoom.

  3. Additional panels, such as the Mesh Slice and VDB Conversion, are shown after the files are loaded. Set the desired normal, origin, and scalar field for the slice and click the Generate Slice button.

The resulting slice is shown in the Viewport once the conversion is complete. In addition, the users can click anywhere within the volumetric bound to query for CFD profile readings after loading the .vtk file.

Imported Slice

Flow Visualization

  1. We will utilize omni.flowusd Extension for air particle flow rendering. Open extensions manager to ensure that omni.flowusd is enabled and up to date.

Enable Flow
  1. Enable Flow under Render settings

Flow Settings
  1. Upon .vtk file load completion, a VDB Conversion panel is shown with integer fields pre-populated according to the simulation domain size. Change the sampling dimensions to the desired values and click the Convert to .vdb button to start the conversion process.

Sampling Dimensions
  1. Create NanoVDB emitter, FlowSimulate, FlowOffscreen, and FlowRender prims from Create/Flow menu then place the NanoVDB emitter under an Xform scaled up by (100, 100, 100)

Add Prims
  1. Select flowSimulate and set Density Cell Size to 5.0

  2. Select flowSimulate/advection and set Gravity to (0, 0, 0)

  3. Click the Play button or toggle on Force Simulate property under flowSimulate to see the effects from updating settings in real time.

  4. Select flowEmitterNanoVdb and navigate to Velocity Channel settings. Change Velocity Scale to 8, Asset Path to the converted .vdb file path, and Grid Name to Velocity(m/s)

Set Velocity Channel
  1. Navigate to Smoke Channel settings under flowEmitterNanoVdb and change Smoke target value to 1.0

  2. Select flowOffscreen/debugVolume prim and toggle on Enable Speed as Temperature checkbox.

  3. Select flowOffscreen/colormap prim and change Color Scale to 14, add a blue control point at position 0.05 with 0 alpha, add a green control point at position 0.1 with 0.1 alpha, and add a red control point at position 0.35 with 0.75 alpha.

FlowOffscreen Colormap

The result should look like the image below. Please refer to the Omniverse Flow guide at Using Omniverse™ Flow to learn more about the Flow extension.

Imported VDB

View Imported Properties

The Properties tab is where the Extension displays imported properties from 6SigmaRoom. First, we select an entity type of interest from the left tree view. All entities of that type will be listed in the right tree view for selection. Optionally, you can also click on an entity inside the Viewport to see its properties.

Entity Properties


Future Work

  • Import more entity types

  • Two-way connectivity from Omniverse to 6SigmaRoom is currently being explored (.usd to .room model conversion).