Using the Loci-Chem Extract Utility to Create a Tecplot SZL File

By Tecplot’s Chief Technical Officer, Scott Imlay, PhD “In mathematics you don’t understand things. You just get used to them.” — Johann von Neumann I’ve written several blogs on Tecplot’s new SZL technology and how it speeds up the visualization of large CFD data sets by loading only those subzones (small chunks of data) that are needed for the desired visualization. We’ve demonstrated dramatic speed-ups for large data sets. For […]

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Recovery Maps and RESQML Data Loader Reduce Analysis Time

Customer-driven requests for one-click workflows and oil & gas industry data standardization BELLEVUE, Wash. (August 11, 2017) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading visualization and analysis software for reservoir engineers, today announced the general availability of Tecplot RS 2017 Release 1. Recovery Maps The addition of Recovery Maps give engineers a one-click method to calculate and visualize the percentage change of any variable relative to initial conditions. With this […]

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Working with Unsteady Results

Today’s low-cost computational resources have fundamentally changed the way we approach modern technical challenges. In the world of CFD, one of the most dramatic changes has been the increasing use of unsteady (transient) simulations, which allows engineers and scientists to study moving machinery and turbulence flows more effectively. This article is designed to show you how to work more easily with unsteady results using the improved quantitative capabilities in the […]

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We put the “I” back in TecIO

TecIO Read Capability A blog by Dr. Scott Imlay, Tecplot’s Chief Technical Officer “Good things come to those who wait!” – Guinness beer advertisement For many years, TecIO has been a library of utility functions that allow you to output Tecplot binary files directly from your application. There are two versions of TecIO, one for serial output, and one for MPI-based parallel output. The serial-output version can output either classic […]

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Tecplot 360 2017 Release 2 Improves Power, Performance and Usability

New release has an enhanced Fluent loader, expanded PyTecplot APIs, improved SZL Server performance and integrated Q-Criterion calculation. BELLEVUE, Wash. (April 26, 2017) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading visual data analysis software for engineers and scientists, today announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 2017 Release 2. Tecplot is committed to improving the power, performance, usability and reliability of its industry-leading flagship data visualization product. Many improvements in […]

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Tecplot SZL File Output from FUN3D

FUN3D version 13, released in September 2016, supports writing binary files in the new SZL format. I’ve written in previous blogs about the benefits of SZL technology for visualization of large data files. With SZL technology, common visualization tasks are up to two orders of magnitude faster and data files are compressed by up to 50%. This change offers additional benefits to FUN3D/Tecplot users, especially for those running in parallel on […]

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Tecplot 360 2017 Release 1 Has Major New Capabilities

Biggest release in 3 years is packed with new features, improvements and enhancements. BELLEVUE (Jan. 5, 2017) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading data visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists, today announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 2017 Release 1.f Three major new capabilities are included in the 2017 release of Tecplot 360, including: Chorus is a design space exploration tool that helps engineers discover trends […]

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New Release of Tecplot Reservoir Simulation Software

New Quick Load option and Macro Debugger are highlights of this release. BELLEVUE, Wash. (December 6, 2016) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading visualization and analysis software for reservoir engineers, today announced the general availability of Tecplot RS 2016 R2. Quick Load Option Engineers who use the Nexus (VIP) reservoir simulator have a new quick load option. The quick VDB loading option makes it possible to skip certain types […]

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Tecplot Announces New Release of Reservoir Visualization Software

New pre-processing capability adds to existing post-simulation visualization and analysis functionality. BELLEVUE, Wash. (September 28, 2016) – Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading visualization and analysis software for reservoir engineers, today announced the general availability of Tecplot RS 2016 Release 1. With this release, reservoir engineers have the ability to visualize output from the earth model in GRDECL format, which gives them an opportunity to perform a quality control check […]

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Employee Profile: Scott Imlay, Chief Technology Officer

Scott Imlay has a need for speed. As a competitive triathlete, he’s always trying to better his time from the previous race. And as Tecplot’s chief technology officer (CTO), he was the visionary behind SZL, the company’s proprietary technology that allows Tecplot 360 to render images nearly seven times faster than earlier versions of the software. This dramatic performance improvement is the result of faster data load & analysis times, […]

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