Tecplot Tip: How to insert CAD drawing into 3D flow field data

This Tip describes imposing a 3D wing model on 3D flow field in Tecplot 360. The 3D flow field data are obtained using Volumetric Three-Component Velocimetry (V3V) where the three components of the velocity vectors are measured in a 3D volume of 140X140X100 mm3. Figure 1 shows slices in x-z and y-z planes of the streamwise mean velocity over a periodically cambered plate at an angle of attack of 8 […]

» Read More


Tecplot Tip: Create an Animation of Slices through a 3D Volumetric Simulation

In Tecplot 360 it’s faster and uses less memory to work with slice zones instead of slice objects. This macro extracts the slice object to a slice zone and synchronizes the dynamic text of a variable with the slice as it moves through the volume. #!MC 1200 # set up variables $!VarSet |TextXPos| = 9 $!VarSet |TextYPos| = 90 $!VarSet |XStart| = 0.1 $!VarSet |XEnd| = 0.9 $!VarSet |XDelta| = […]

» Read More




Tecplot Add-on Provides Min & Max Values for Selected Zones

Michael Connelly recently retired from his position of modeling contaminant migration in ground water flow at Washington State’s Hanford Nuclear Reservation.  Mike has been using Tecplot 360 to visualize and plot the results of his simulations.  Over the years, he has become quite proficient at creating add-ons to extend Tecplot 360’s capabilities. Mike’s most recent add-on is called LocateZonesMinMax. It provides the minimum and maximum for a single zone or […]

» Read More



COMSOL® to Tecplot Converter

Here’s your bit of good news for COMSOL® users: Recently, John Tanski of Los Alamos National Lab released a COMSOL® to Tecplot converter. Using LiveLink™ for MATLAB®, it converts COMSOL® .mph files to a form that Tecplot can read. The converter is located on Sourceforge.net. From the description on Sourceforge: “The MATLAB® m.file will export data contained within a COMSOL® mph file to a datafile in the format of an ascii TECPLOT file. […]

» Read More




Building Tecplot Add-ons with CMake

Tecplot add-ons are a powerful way to customize and extend Tecplot’s capabilities. Unfortunately, building cross-platform add-ons can be a pain: there are two completely different methods of building (Visual Studio on Windows, “make” on other platforms), which means maintaining two separate build systems (Visual Studio project files and Makefiles). One solution to this problem is CMake, which allows you to write a single set of cross-platform build files. Using CMake […]

» Read More