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Comparison of Tecplot Data File Formats

Tecplot 360 performance has improved significantly in the last five years, however, the performance experienced by the user varies dramatically with the file format being read. Whenever we tell a developer that a customer is experiencing poor performance, their first question is always “What data format are they reading?”. I’m writing this blog to explain why. […]

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Sharing Data in Tecplot Files

Data Sharing in Tecplot Files

“Sharing is good, and with digital technology, sharing is easy.” –Richard Stallman. Tecplot divides datasets into zones. These zones may represent different areas of the physical domain, the same physical domain at different time steps, or different results that you may wish to compare. The zones may also have different dimensionality; for example there may be a mixture of 3D volume zones that contain field variables and 2D surface zones […]

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