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Intelligent Light Spins Off FieldView to Vela Software

March 2023 Update: This month we will take another step in the merger by combining the FieldViewCFD.com website with Tecplot.com.

January 2022 Update: beginning on January 1, 2022, FieldView (the product) will be tucked in underneath Tecplot Inc.’s umbrella to sit alongside our other post-processing products (360, RS, and Focus). Now we’ll have two teams working together as a single, strengthened organization – with perks for our customers like a unified customer portal, harmonized licensing policies, one place to purchase from, and one place to look for product support. With this change there has been some confusion, even incredulity, and not just from the outside. Read more about this in our blog, A Tale of Two Post-Processors.

Rutherford, NJ (November 8, 2019) – For more than twenty-five years, Intelligent Light has advanced the world of CFD post-processing through its FieldView software. In October 2019, Intelligent Light sold the right to develop, sell and support FieldView to Vela Software International. Vela is the same company that purchased Tecplot, Inc. four years ago and has helped the Tecplot business thrive to the benefit of Tecplot users worldwide.

“When I decided to spin out the FieldView product, I was looking for a home for the FieldView team that would ensure that FieldView had a bright future and would continue to provide the same level of excellence in CFD post-processing to our customers,” said Steve M. Legensky, Founder and President of Intelligent Light. “Seeing how Vela helped Tecplot grow, I felt good about trusting them with FieldView. Spinning out FieldView enables Intelligent Light to focus on serving the CFD community with tools for data management, in situ and extract workflows, data analytics, engineering risk reduction and workflow optimization.”

The new company, FieldView CFD, Inc., will join a family with Tecplot and Tecplot Europe (formerly Genias Graphics GmbH). FieldView CFD, Inc. will be a separate group dedicated to delivering for the FieldView user while being able to take advantage of the synergies of scale that joining a large group like Vela provides.

Yves-Marie Lefebvre, who has been the FieldView Product Chief for the past five years, will head up the new company as the FieldView Business Director.

“While there is no plan to merge Tecplot and FieldView, we will be looking for opportunities to improve interoperability,” said Yves-Marie Lefebvre, FieldView Business Director. “In addition, we will continue to draw on the research team at Intelligent Light for cutting edge technologies in the areas of large data handling and data analytics. Best of all, Tecplot and FieldView users won’t have to choose one or the other tool but can continue to rely on both tools for their individual strengths.”

“Vela is known for buying and holding, dedicated to the long-term success of the business they invest in,” said Steve Legensky. “They have contracted me to act as a technology consultant for both FieldView CFD and Tecplot. I am excited by the opportunity to help customers through FieldView, Tecplot and Intelligent Light synergies.”

“Vela is pleased to acquire the FieldView product which is crucial to many CFD engineers’ work,” said John Billowits, Vela Software CEO. “We look forward to maintaining and improving FieldView over the years to come while continuing to provide the world-class support that users expect.”

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