Here’s what Rich Stillman, president of Tecplot, Inc., had to say about the changes: “Every new release of Tecplot 360 focuses on helping our users get their work done more productively and with greater ease.”
Tecplot 360 2012’s performance improvements include:
- Ansys CFX file loader: Load files generated by the CFX CFD code directly into Tecplot 360.
- Faster loading of Fluent files: Automatically generate index files for each Fluent case and data file. The index file significantly speeds up the data loading process to rapidly provide the user with an initial plot.
- Automated streamtrace seeding on surfaces: Select surfaces, such as bodies, slices, and iso-surfaces, and then automatically seed a specified number of streamtraces to start on that surface. This can be very helpful in identifying flow patterns on a body or in the 3D flow field.
- Constrained slices: Constrain the extent of slices by restricting their range to a user defined box. This focuses the region under investigation and prevents surrounding details from being obscured. Multiple sets of slices can be specified with independently-positioned constraint boxes.