Software helps engineers and scientists analyze design-space simulation data and better understand the underlying physics
BELLEVUE, Wash. (February 8, 2016) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading CFD visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists, today announced the general availability of Tecplot Chorus 2016 Release 1, a design-space simulation data analysis product that incorporates Tecplot 360.
The most notable new features in this release include the ability to accelerate trade studies and identify selected cases, Open CSV Project and easier license management.
Rapidly Identify Cases of Interest
In the last release of Tecplot Chorus, the company introduced the Selected Cases view and Color-by-Filter Violations for 2D scatter plots. For this new release, Tecplot extended the filter violation coloring to the Table Views to help even more with trade studies. This new capability makes it easy to identify where values lie in the range of all values and how close cases are to constraint boundaries.
Tecplot also improved how the Selected Cases view works to help users rapidly identify cases of interest. For example, data in the Selected Cases view will now automatically be compared against Other Views for rapid identification of cases of interest.
Create Project Files
Open CSV Project lets users create a project file using the same base name as the CSV file if no project file already exists. If a project file of the same name already exists users will now be prompted to specify a file name for their project file. This is a slight change in the workflow and was made to reduce the likelihood of accidentally overwriting an existing project file when using this menu option.
Simplified License Management
Lastly, all Tecplot products, including Tecplot Chorus 2016 Release 1, are moving to a simpler licensing process. The new process will handle the details of validating the user’s license and activating their software, which makes license administration much faster and easier. Single-user license holders with an internet connection will now be able to enter an activation code and start working.
“Improving existing functionality is a major emphasis of our product development efforts this year,” Tecplot Product Manager Scott Fowler said. “Based on customer feedback, we know our products help engineers and scientists everyday become more efficient and productive at work. We also know the demands on our customers are ever-changing, becoming more challenging each year. By improving the robust functionality already baked into Tecplot software, our products will evolve to meet our customers’ growing demands.”
Tecplot Chorus integrates CFD post-processing, field and parametric data management, and powerful analytics into a single environment. An engineer using Tecplot Chorus can manage and analyze collections of CFD simulations, and compare them in a single environment while evaluating overall system performance.
Tecplot Chorus supports 64-bit Windows and Linux platforms. For more information visit the Tecplot Chorus product page.
Founded in 1981 by former Boeing engineers Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who today serve as CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, Tecplot is the leading developer of CFD visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists. Tecplot’s products allow customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand information hidden in complex data, and communicate their results to others via brilliant images and compelling animations. The privately held company’s products are used by more than 47,000 technical professionals around the world.
Tecplot has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research contracts from DOD, NASA, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. In 2012, the company was named a Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award winner.
Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Tecplot has consistently delivered category-leading innovation to the engineering and scientific communities. Examples of this never-ending innovation include Tecplot RS for oil & gas reservoir simulation, Tecplot Chorus for analyzing multiple simulations of design-space exploration data, Tecplot 360 for lightning-fast analysis of massive CFD simulation data, and Tecplot Focus for automating routine data analysis and plotting tasks.