Tecplot 360 is a CFD visualization software tool that helps you quickly plot and animate your data exactly the way you want it: Use Tecplot 360 to analyze complex data, arrange multiple layouts, and communicate your results with professional images and animations.
What’s new in Tecplot 360® 2013 Release 1
This release of Tecplot 360 contains many improvements customers have requested, including:
Improvements to Vector Drawing
Vectors are no longer drawn outside a 2D viewport (including WMF, PostScript, and EPS output). Cm/Mag vectors now show adjusted magnitudes.
The FLUENT loader now uses less memory with .cas/.dat file pairs. The CGNS loader now loads nodal datasets correctly. The Flow3D loader now supports version 10.1. The CFX loader can now load transient date. The Ensight loader uses less memory.
Improved Search in Help
The search function in the Tecplot 360 help now automatically searches for related words (“axis” will find “axes” as well), properly ignores “noise” words, and corrects your spelling to the closest known word (if it chooses the wrong word, you can fix it).
Customer Survey and Download Link
In our continual effort to provide high quality software solutions, we have created a brief, 2-3 minute survey to collect your experience with Tecplot Software. Tecplot 360 users with a current Software Maintenance Service (SMS) subscription can download the newest version of Tecplot 360.
Tecplot 360 Features
File loader improvements
Users can now load files generated by the Ansys CFX CFD code directly into Tecplot 360.
Tecplot 360 now automatically generates 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
Users can 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.
Users can now 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.
Customers often ask which Tecplot 360 features were released in each version of the product. We have compiled a list of the features for each release from 2008 to the present:
Tecplot Features Over Time >>.
Tecplot 360 Platforms and System Requirements
|32-bit (x86)||64-bit (x86-64)|
|XP (Service Pack 3)
Vista (Service Pack 2)†
Windows 7, 8†
|XP (Service Pack 2)
Vista (Service Pack 2)†
Windows 7, 8†
|†Windows Vista and later require that the installation be run as an administrator.|
|32-bit (x86)||64-bit (x86-64)†|
|N/A||Mac OS X 10.6.8, 10.7.5, 10.8|
|†Requires an Intel Core 2 family processor or later. Core family processors are not supported.|
|32-bit (x86)||64-bit (x86-64)|
|Red Hat Enterpise Linux (RHEL) 4.8;
|Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5.5, 6.0
CentOS 5.5, 6.0
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop (SLED) 10.4, 11.2
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
|HP/UX (IA64/Itanium) 11.2i
IBM (RS6000) AIX 5.3*
Sun (SPARC) Solaris 9, 10
|*OpenGL must be installed by the system administrator before Tecplot 360 will run.|
|2GHz (32-bit or 64-bit) Processor|
|850 MB Disk Space and 2 GB RAM|
|Minimum Display Resolution of 1024 x 768|
|OpenGL Accelerated Graphics Card|
|For more information, please read our installation instructions.|
Tecplot 360 Pricing
For pricing information that meets your specific needs, please call Tecplot at 800.763.7005 or 425.653.1200, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or use the online form to request a quote. If you are located outside of the U.S. or Canada, please contact one of our international distributors.
|Annual Licenses - North America Pricing||Fee|
|Single Facility Network License||$ 3,520/yr/user|
|Multi Facility Network License||$ 7,040/yr/user|
|Perpetual Licenses - North America Pricing
1 year SMS included with new license purchase
|Single User License||$ 4,400/user|
|Single Facility Network License||$ 8,800/user|
|Multi Facility Network License||$ 17,600/user|
|Software Maintenance Service (SMS) Renewal||20% of license fee|
|Reinstatement||80% of license fee|
|Pricing and Definitions - North America Pricing|
|Tecplot 360 Pricelist||open in pdf format|
Comprehensive technical support services are offered on all Tecplot software licenses with current Software Maintenance Service (SMS). The price of a new Tecplot 360 license includes a one-year subscription to SMS, which can be renewed annually. To renew, please email email@example.com.
Subscription benefits include access to the expert Tecplot technical support team. In addition to trouble-shooting and general support, support team members can offer solutions for workflow issues specific to your workplace, guide you through a variety of time-saving techniques, and help you develop or use things like add-ons and macros.
Frequently Asked Questions
Who uses Tecplot 360?
Tecplot 360 is for CFD/numerical simulation engineers who need a complete 360-degree view of their work, with great flexibility in how they analyze and present results. Tecplot 360 allows engineers to visualize large amounts of steady-state or transient data quickly, and offers one-click access to new plotting tools, analyzing grids and flow fields.
What does Tecplot 360 do?
Tecplot 360 is a numerical simulation and CFD visualization software platform that combines vital engineering plotting and advanced data visualization into a single tool. With this one tool, you can analyze and explore complex datasets, arrange multiple XY, 2D and 3D plots, create animations, then communicate your results to colleagues and management with brilliant, high-quality output. Tecplot 360′s full range of XY, 2D, and 3D capabilities, multi-frame workspace and high-quality output gives you the control you need to create all types of plots for effective analysis, presentation and publication.
How is Tecplot 360 different from Tecplot Focus?
Tecplot 360 is a superset of Tecplot Focus. Some key features available in Tecplot 360 that are not in Tecplot Focus include:
- CFD/FEA analysis functions
- Structural analysis visualization tools
- One-click animation controls
- More new plotting tools
- Eight iso-surface and slice groups, accessible from sidebar
Where can I buy Tecplot 360?
In the U.S. and Canada, please call our sales department at 1.800.763.7005 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. In other regions of the world, you can buy Tecplot 360 from one of our international distributors.
What is the first thing I need to do in order to make the plots I want to see?
If you’re new to Tecplot 360, we recommend that you start by working through the tutorials provided in the Getting Started Guide included in your installation.
Where can I find more FAQ’s?
Please visit our Support FAQ page.