CONVERGE 3.0 Released with Tecplot for CONVERGE 2019

Now you can read post*.h5 files directly without having to first use post_convert! This will save you time and cut your disk space requirements in half.

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What is Tecplot 360?

Tecplot 360 is flow visualization software that boosts your productivity and integrates into your workflows. As a result, it gets you answers faster. In addition, an integrated Python API gives you direct access to your data so that you can automate your processes.

Tecplot 360 is highly interactive and flexible. It delivers top-quality and easily adjustable 3D, 2D and XY-line plots in the most popular vector, raster and video formats. These robust capabilities make it easy to communicate your results to management, colleagues and stakeholders.

What is Tecplot for CONVERGE?

Tecplot for CONVERGE is included with your CONVERGE license, which is distributed and licensed by Convergent Science. See CONVERGE Resources for additional links.

Getting Started with Tecplot for CONVERGE

This 20-minute video clip is designed to get you up and running as fast as possible. It gives you a tour of Tecplot 360 in addition to showing you how to perform common analyses.

  • The post_convert utility – Skip post_convert and load post*.h5 (HDF5) files directly with CONVERGE 3.0 and later.
  • Loading cell-averaged output files
  • Parcels
  • Slices, iso-surfaces and streamtraces
  • Python scripting
  • Animation and movie file export

Download the scripts and read the full transcription.

Tecplot for CONVERGE vs. Full Version of Tecplot 360

Tecplot for CONVERGE is Tecplot 360 with just a few limitations. For example, output file format supports CONVERGE only, Python scripting with PyTecplot is GUI-only (no batch mode), and finally there is no access to Chorus or SZL Server.

Feature Tecplot for CONVERGE Tecplot 360
Licensing Download from Convergent Science Download from Tecplot, Inc.
Platform Support Windows/Linux Windows/Linux/Mac
Watermark Convergent Science branding None
Supported file formats *.out, Tecplot1, HDF52 No limitations
Python Scripting (PyTecplot) GUI only GUI & Batch mode3
Tecplot Macros GUI only GUI & Batch mode
XY Plotting Yes Yes
2D Plotting Yes Yes
3D Plotting Yes Yes
# Pages 1 Unlimited
# Frames per Page 5 Unlimited
# of CPUs Unlimited Unlimited
Tecplot Chorus No Yes3
Remote Data via SZL Server No Yes3

1 Tecplot output from post_convert only
2 CONVERGE 3.0 and later
3 Available with TecPLUS support & maintenance subscription

Request a Quote for the Full Version of Tecplot 360

The full version of Tecplot 360 has many key features not available in Tecplot for CONVERGE. See the comparison above.

Customer Quotes

“It’s a lot easier to examine visual images than it is to wade through numbers or statistics…”

“…it’s much faster to spot anomalies visually than by printing out rows and rows of numbers.”

– Dr. Jackqueline Chen, Sandia National Laboratories
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“Tecplot for CONVERGE is a user-friendly tool that works well and makes sense.”

“Tecplot feels like it was designed from the ground up by a team that had extensive experience with CFD.”

– Erik Tylczak, CFD research engineer
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