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Tecplot 360 2020 R1 Now Available

4.6x faster batch-mode image export, support for high-res monitors, and improved vector and surface flow visualization.

BELLEVUE, WA (July 15, 2020) – Tecplot, Inc. has announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 2020 Release 1.

“This release represents the most significant change to our graphical user interface (GUI) architecture in six years. The addition of native support for high-resolution monitors gives Mac users, and those with retina displays and 4k monitors a whole new meaning to visualizing their results,” says Product Manager Scott Fowler.

Tecplot 360 2020 R1 Release Highlights

Even Vector Spacing

Even Vector Spacing in Tecplot 360 2020 R1. See What’s New in this Release.

Tecplot 360 2020 R1 natively supports high-resolution monitors. The software has been updated to the Qt 5 GUI (graphical user interface) toolkit, which has support for retina displays and 4K monitors. Mac users will be especially happy about this!

Linux users exporting images in batch mode can take advantage of hardware-accelerated graphics, yielding faster image export. A 4.6x speedup was seen in hardware-rendering tests. Rendering speed when using software-rendering saw a 2.3x speedup due to a newer version of the Mesa software rendering library.

Understanding surface flow is now much easier. Tecplot 360 2020 R1 will auto-detect a no-slip surface (a surface with zero velocities). And it will query the neighboring volume data for velocities before drawing the surface restricted streamtraces.

Vectors can be distributed evenly, making the flow easier to understand. This is especially helpful when grids are adaptive or irregular. Instead of displaying a vector at each node (too dense) or skipping nodes (still too dense in some areas and too sparse in others), vectors can have an even distribution which makes the flow much easier to see and understand.

See all Tecplot 360 2020 Release 1 updates

Download Tecplot 360

Tecplot 360 2020 Release 1 is available for download as Free Trial Software, or for customers through the MyTecplot Customer Portal.

About Tecplot 360

Tecplot 360 is a suite of CFD visualization and analysis tools that can handle large data sets, automate workflows, and visualize parametric results. Three powerful modules in this one tool include:

  • SZL Server, a client-server module for accessing data remotely.
  • PyTecplot, a Python API for automating workflows.
  • Tecplot Chorus is not included in this release, but it will be reintroduced in our next release.

Integrated XY, 2D and 3D plotting speeds data analysis and increases productivity. Easy-to-use, fast and memory efficient, Tecplot 360 produces visually powerful output to help engineers and scientists communicate CFD, other simulation and test data results to clients and stakeholders.

The Tecplot 360 2020 R1 suite of tools are available for customers on TecPLUS maintenance service and anyone who downloads a free trial of the software.

Special pricing is available for Academic users upon request, see Tecplot for Academics.

About Tecplot, Inc.

Tecplot, an operating company of Toronto-based Constellation Software, Inc. (CSI), is the leading independent developer of visualization and analysis software for engineers and scientists. CSI is a public company listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX:CSU). CSI acquires, manages, and builds software businesses that provide mission-critical solutions in specific vertical markets.

Tecplot visualization and analysis software allows customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand (local or remote) information hidden in complex data and communicate their results to others via professional images and animations. The company’s products are used by more than 47,000 technical professionals around the world.

More information: Tecplot 360
Contact: pr@tecplot.com