Specify Equations Dialog

Calculating a New Variable

Data Alteration through Equations Engineers using Tecplot 360 often need to create a new variable which is based on a numeric relationship of existing variables already loaded into Tecplot. This powerful capability for calculating a new variable uses a simple method. To start, load your data into Tecplot 360. In this example, we loaded the VortexShedding.plt data located in the Tecplot 360 examples folder. Choose Alter -> Specify Equations from […]

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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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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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Printed Plots That Scream "WOW"

Here are 10 tips for creating publication quality plots that make an impact. The Tecplot 360 User’s Manual has chapters on all of the topics discussed below and can be found in our documentation. Explore the Plot Gallery with hundreds of plot examples. Learn the best way to share your results with key players. Choosing the right output formats, color and layout help you present your results more effectively in […]

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Axial Rotation Add-on for Tecplot 360

2017 Update: The axial rotate add-on functionality was integrated into Tecplot 360 2017 R2. The integrated functionality is more robust and performs better than the add-on. If you haven’t already, please use our customer portal, My Tecplot (link in top menu), to update your software to the newest release of Tecplot 360. You can also try the newest release of Tecplot 360 by downloading a free trial. Welcome to the […]

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MATLAB to Tecplot

MATLAB® is a high-level language and interactive environment for numerical computation, visualization, and programming. Using MATLAB, you can analyze data, develop algorithms, and create models and applications. Creating Tecplot format files from MATLAB data Often, the hardest challenge to any project is getting your data into the correct file format and program. This script exemplifies how to create Tecplot format files from MATLAB data imported from simple text files. Included in […]

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Quick Macro Panel Streamlines Repetitive Operations

Using the software for data analysis often requires algorithms with many repeated operations, and in some cases many different operations. Tecplot engineers have created a macro language to streamline these operations. Macros are recordable, easy to edit, and don’t require any development experience. Quick Macro Panel Some commonly used complex and repetitive algorithms (within the aerospace community) have been incorporated into a dynamic Tecplot 360 interface called the Quick Macro […]

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