CFD Codes

Tecplot interfaces with CFD solvers and analysis tools that export in Tecplot readable format. Direct loaders for many of the most common CFD code file formats are listed below. (The list is by no means complete). Exports may be in CGNS, Plot3D or other Tecplot readable format, not necessarily Tecplot .dat, .plt or .szplt.

If you have a question about your solver’s compatibility or about Tecplot data formats, please contact Tecplot Support. To build your own interface with Tecplot see our Data Format Guide.

Name
(Link to more info)
Link to Organization Type Tecplot-Compatible
Formats
CFD Codes that Output SZL (.szplt) File Format
Aether Dassault Aviation (internal code) CFD SZL/PLT
Eilmer4 University of Queensland CFD SZL/PLT
FUN3D NASA Langley CFD SZL/PLT
SU2 Stanford University CFD SZL/PLT
Tau DLR CFD SZL/PLT
VULCAN-CFD NASA Langley CFD SZL/PLT
Loci/CHEM Tetra Research CFD SZL/PLT
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Abaqus Dassaut Systemes FEA PLT
CAMRAD II Analytical Methods CFD PLT
CART3D NASA Ames CFD PLT, TRIX
CFD++ Metacomp Technologies CFD PLT
CFX ANSYS CFD PLT, CFX
Chemkin-Pro Reaction Design (ANSYS) CFD CGNS, EnSight
COBALT Cobalt Solutions CFD PLT
COMSOL COMSOL, Inc Multiphysics VTU
CONVERGE Convergent Science CFD PLT, .out
CRAFT CFD Combustion Research and Flow Technology CFD PLT
DPLR NASA Ames CFD PLT, Plot3D
elsA Onera CFD PLT
Excel Microsoft Other XLS
FINE/Turbo Numeca International CFD CGNS
FIRE AVL CFD PLT
FLOW-3D Flow Science, Inc. CFD Flow-3D (.flsgrf)
FLUENT ANSYS CFD FLUENT (.cas, .dat)
Forte Reaction Design (ANSYS) CFD CGNS, EnSight
FVCOM Finite-Volume Community Ocean Model CFD netCDF
GoCart Desktop Aeronautics CFD PLT, TRIX
KARALIT CFD KARALIT CFD PLT
Kestrel CREATE-AV CFD PLT, Ensight
KIVA4 Los Alamos National Laboratory CFD PLT
LAURA NASA Langley CFD PLT, Plot3D
LEWICE NASA Glenn CFD PLT, Plot3D
LS-DYNA Livermore Software Technology Corporation CFD PLT
MCNPX Los Alamos National Laboratory RAD PLT (using GRID CONV)
MSC.NASTRAN MSC Software FEA PLT
MSC.PATRAN MSC Software FEA PLT
NX Flow Siemens FEA PLT, CGNS
OpenFOAM OpenCFD CFD OpenFOAM
OVERFLOW NASA Langley CFD Plot3D
ROMS Regional Ocean Modeling System CFD netCDF
SimVascular SimVascular CFD VTU
STAR-CCM+ CD-adapco CFD PLT, EnSight
Telemac Telemac CFD Telemac format
TOUGH2 LBNL CFD PLT
US3D University of Minnesota CFD PLT
UTCHEM University of Texas CFD PLT
Visual Modflow Waterloo Hydrogeologic CFD DAT
VSAERO Analytical Methods CFD PLT
Wind-US NPARC CFD Plot3D, Wind-US format
WRF Weather Research Forecasting Model CFD netCDF