When we’re presenting 3D visualizations, we love that moment when the customer’s head goes back and they see all those beautiful colors and streamlines and the problem they’re trying to solve becomes crystal clear.
Maybe they’re building a new wing or windturbine design and they want to visualize the pressure distribution across the surface. When their plot is done and they see it illustrated in full color, it’s as though they’ve been given a peek into the mysteries of engineering.
But engineers know their work is not yet done. Not even half done, and the most important work is still ahead.
3D visualization is very important to the engineer analyzing fluid flow. But they also need to understand the data that’s behind the plot. The beauty of Tecplot Chorus is the ability for the engineer to view the visual picture, then, immediately dive deeply into the data, and to go back and forth from the plot to the data to determine what’s causing any anomalies.
In The Yin Yang approach, 3D Visualization Is Equally Important As Data
In Asian philosophy, opposites are considered interconnected. They give rise to one another and one cannot exist without the other. In the west, yin and yang are often mistaken as representations of good and evil. But Taoist philosophy has no such dualistic view of the universe. In their view, hot gives rise to cold; and all forces in the world ebb and flow over time.
The ancient Taoist metaphors of yin and yang will resonate with engineers who analyze fluid flow. For instance, when one drops a stone in calm water there are immediately high waves and low troughs. These radiate outwards, around any objects that block their flow, until the water returns to a calm state once more. While your data may not return to this calm state, Tecplot Chorus gives you the ability to go back and forth from a 3D visualization plot to your data to discover the cause of the disturbances.
Yin And Yang Are Bound Together, Just As 3D Visualization Is Bound To The Data Behind It
At Tecplot, Inc., our aim is to help engineers see the complete truth behind their data. This holistic view helps engineers arrive at better solutions faster. And that brings inner peace and harmony to the entire project team, if you can imagine that!