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Using the Tecplot RS Plot Gallery


The Plot Gallery is a powerful tool to help you view and automate your simulation plots.

In this tutorial, we will go over the RS Plot Gallery, which is a powerful tool to help you view and automate your simulation plots.

What is a plot gallery? It’s an interface which allows you to create a collection of plots. It just doesn’t save images, but bookmarks of the actual state of the 3D, 2D, or XY plots. It gets saved within a project, so you could review and scan through them at any time. You could also apply the Plot Gallery to future simulation runs.

Right now I’m going to start building out my plot gallery. I already have a simulation run loaded, and I want to start interrogating the data. One of the first things I might want to do is look at the time history value of a specific cell. Now I could save this view into my plot gallery by going to gallery, save, and giving this a descriptive name.

Now if I go to Gallery, and Manage, I can see that my view has been saved. I could continue saving views into my plot gallery. Let’s say for example, you want to save one of your production plots, and I want to look at the history match for a specific well. I could save this plot into the gallery.

Then I want to go back into 3D and save maybe a KSUM map. So now I’m going to continue doing this until I have about 10 different plots that I want to see. Now I could go back into my plot gallery and start to review the plots that I’ve just created.

Notice that the plots have been categorized by plot type. Now I could step through them one by one to review. Also, the views are still in the same state when they were saved. For example, for this group plot, the plot gallery remembered the exact rotation of zoom.

Now what I want to do is output a snapshot of every plot in my gallery in batch. The first thing I need to do is go to Export Setup, and specify the settings for each image. I’m going to choose JPEG in this example, then click Select All, and Export. Then specify the folder you want to output to.

Now we can see that the plot gallery has output every image and batch into a folder. So this workflow has been from my first simulation run. Once I run my second simulation, I just want to apply the same plot gallery. As long as a grid, well, and variable names match, then you’ll be able to do so.

I’m going to swap out simulation runs by going to Project, and Swap Files. A lot of different ways to find and swap files in this dialogue. I’m going to do it the simple way here by going to Browse, Swap Files, and finding my second simulation run. You’ll notice that the swap file screen now has my new run listed. In this example, I’m just going to swap out just a grid.

Now as I go back into my plot gallery, I’m looking at the same views and plots from my second simulation. And now I could run through the same workflow again.

I quickly want to summarize what we went over in this tutorial. We first built out 10 different views that we were interested in and saved them into the plot gallery. We then output a snapshot of each of these views in batch into a folder, and then swapped out Run 1 for Run 2, and applied our gallery to our new run.

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