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Friday, 15 June 2012 11:34

Register Today! Tecplot Chorus Webinar

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Recently, Tecplot announced Tecplot Chorus 2012, our most advanced CFD visualization management system to date. And in order to help our users take advantage of new features and enhancements, we’re holding a free webinar on Thursday, June 21 at 10 a.m. PST.

Join Dr. Durrell Rittenberg as he illustrates Chorus’ new features by evaluating blade optimization and performance prediction studies of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV). In each study, he will show you how to:

  • Evaluate results from multiple simulation cases
  • Model system performance with surrogate models
  • Compare results qualitatively and quantitatively
  • Use results to create reports

Thursday, June 21, 2012
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PDT

After registering you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

If you have any questions about Tecplot Chorus or the webinar, please contact us at 425-653-1200

For more information or to register, visit: https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/223804721

Tuesday, 01 May 2012 12:09

Tecplot® 360™ 2012 Released

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Tecplot, Inc. announced today the 2012 release of Tecplot 360®, the company’s flagship software for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization and analysis. This latest version features a new ANSYS CFX data loader, a faster ANSYS Fluent loader, automated streamtrace seeding, and new cut plane tools.

"Every new release of Tecplot 360 focuses on helping our users get their work done more productively and with greater ease," said Rich Stillman, president. "This version provides important new capabilities to ANSYS users specifically, but it also delivers important improvements to streamtrace seeding and constrained slices in the cut plane tools.”

Tecplot 360 2012 offers performance improvements and enhancements, including:

  • Ansys CFX file loader: Load files generated by the CFX CFD code directly into Tecplot 360.
  • Faster loading of Fluent files: Automatically generates index files for each Fluent case and data file. The index file significantly speeds up the data loading process to rapidly provide the user with an initial plot.
  • Automated streamtrace seeding on surfaces: Select surfaces, such as bodies, slices, and iso-surfaces, and then automatically seed a specified number of streamtraces to start on that surface. This can be very helpful in identifying flow patterns on a body or in the 3D flow field.
  • Constrained slices: Constrain the extent of slices by restricting their range to a user defined box. This focuses the region under investigation and prevents surrounding details from being obscured. Multiple sets of slices can be specified with independently-positioned constraint boxes.
  • Performance improvements. Numerous operations have been optimized to run faster in this version.

Tecplot 360 2012 is available for 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP; 64-bit Mac and UNIX platforms and Linux platforms. Tecplot 360 users with current SMS agreements can upgrade to the latest version at no cost.

Founded in 1981 and based in Bellevue, Wash., Tecplot, Inc. empowers engineers and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data, and to effectively communicate the results to others. The company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market, in 1988. Since then, Tecplot has added Tecplot Chorus and Tecplot RS to its visualization and analysis products. With thousands of users worldwide, Tecplot, Inc. has become a trusted name in data visualization.

For more information, visit: www.tecplot.com/Solutions/Products/Tecplot360.aspx





Tecplot, Inc. released the 2012 version of Tecplot® Chorus™, the company’s simulation analytics tool. This latest release offers improved data loader support, case management, and advance data extraction features.

“When we released Tecplot Chorus in the fall of last year, it had been developed in close collaboration with a core group of customers from world renowned aerospace organizations in the government and private sectors” said Mike Peery, Tecplot, Inc. chairman. "This time is no different: the enhancements released today are the direct result of customer input.”

Tecplot Chorus enables engineers to manage CFD projects by bringing together results from simulation cases, derived quantities, and plot images in a single environment. An engineer using Tecplot Chorus can evaluate overall system performance and visually compare tens, hundreds, or thousands of simulation cases without writing scripts. It also allows them to analyze a single parameter over the entire project both visually and quantitatively. This gives engineers the ability to make decisions faster and with more confidence. Tecplot Chorus changes the post processing paradigm by pre-computing the plots, making downstream analysis faster. Currently, CFD engineers use a time-consuming combination of scripting and manual steps to do that work.

Enhancements in the 2012 version of Tecplot Chorus include:

  • Improved project setup and data loaders. Tecplot Chorus now opens data files in CGNS, Fluent, and PLOT3D formats directly in Tecplot 360 and can be configured to use other Tecplot 360 loaders. Users can also associate multiple data files with a given tag per case and can be opened in Tecplot 360 from Tecplot Chorus.

  • Case and data management. When appending data to a project, it is now possible to update existing cases or add duplicate case records in situations where the independent variables match. Users can now show and hide filters, and easily reset them to their defaults, using the Manage Filters dialog.

  • Plot and data extractions. Tecplot 360 macros can be specified when loading data or generating plot images or data; the macro runs after each case’s data is loaded and can be used in combination with a style template. Users can now designate selected cases as active or inactive and filter cases on this attribute using the variable case status.

  • Reporting. Plot Images viewed in Tecplot Chorus may now be copied to the clipboard. Multiple selected plot images may be exported to a folder in one operation. Exported plot images may include labels.

Tecplot Chorus is available on 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP, 64-bit Linux platforms, and can easily interface with SQL databases stored locally or on a server. In addition, the company offers engineering consulting services to help with deployment preconditioning the metadata.

For more information, visit: www.tecplot.com/chorus

Tecplot, Inc. has released a major update for Tecplot 360 2011, the company’s software for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) visualization and analysis, with significant improvements in speed and performance.

Specific test results on representative eight-core machines with 24GB RAM showed that the Release 2 (R2) version of Tecplot 360 2011:

* Four times faster than Tecplot 360 2009 and two times faster than the 2010 version when animating many translucent zones , using a dataset of 12 million cells with 500 zones

* At least an order of magnitude faster than the 2010 version in rendering fonts

* Five times faster than the 2010 version on time to first image, and 3.5 times faster on animating a cut plane, using data with two calculated variables, vorticity magnitude and pressure

* Able to easily animate through more than three terabytes of transient data on a desktop

In addition to more speed, theR2 version of Tecplot 360 2011 includes a new OpenFOAM loader, plus updated CGNS, Plot3D, and ANSYS loaders.

Tecplot 360 2011 is available for 32- and 64-bit versions of Windows 7, Vista, and XP; 32- and 64-bit Mac OS X and major UNIX platforms; and 64-bit Linux platforms. Tecplot 360 users with current SMS agreements can upgrade to the latest version at no cost.

Founded in 1981 and based in Bellevue, Wash., Tecplot, Inc. empowers engineers and scientists to discover, analyze, and understand information in complex data, and to effectively communicate the results to others. The company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market, in 1988. Since then, Tecplot has been applying and influencing the latest advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With thousands of users worldwide, Tecplot, Inc. has become a trusted name in data visualization.

For more information, visit: www.tecplot.com/Solutions/Products/WhatsNewinTecplot360.aspx

A new simulation analytics tool being developed by Tecplot, Inc., called Tecplot® Chorus™, will allow engineers to more easily discover trends and anomalies in computational fluid dynamics (CFD) studies and simultaneously gain insights into the underlying, fluid-dynamic phenomena that cause these variations. By allowing engineers to collaborate in analyzing large sets of simulation data, the tool will help them make more informed decisions faster.

The new CFD simulation analytics product announced today, Tecplot Chorus, is in testing with a select group of key customers and will be available for purchase in the third quarter of this year.

"Just as the invention of the scanning electron microscope allowed scientists to develop a deeper understanding of underlying phenomena driving the variations in macro-properties across many specimens," says Mike Peery, Tecplot, Inc. president, "Tecplot Chorus will allow engineers to look at their simulation data sets in a completely new way -- giving them a 'microscopic' view into the underlying physics simultaneously with a 'macro' view into the relationships of parameters and outcomes across many cases."

Tecplot Chorus can easily analyze anywhere from one to thousands of simulation cases simultaneously. It incorporates an easy-to-use simulation data management system for both test and computational data. The new simulation analytics tool also promotes greater collaboration and efficiencies among teams of engineers, allowing them to archive and share simulation data to avoid rework and support teamwork.

True to Tecplot's tradition of providing quality engineering and scientific visualization products that help users be more creative, efficient and productive, Tecplot Chorus integrates analysis and quality assurance processes with flexible features that are designed to manage, analyze and visualize large amounts of metadata, identify trends and anomalies, and link them to the underlying physics. This will result in the more rapid prototyping of design concepts for faster time to market.

"Customers have told us, time and time again, that their greatest fear is they'll miss something important," continues Peery. "They have massive amounts of data and no tools to help them quickly identify the trends and anomalies that may impact the critical design decisions they make. Tecplot Chorus is the tool that will allow them to analyze their test and simulation results in a parametric space for a better understanding of the underlying physics, and have greater confidence in the decisions they're making."

For engineers who work with large amounts of simulation data, Tecplot Chorus helps them understand complexities, identify trends, and connect it all to the underlying physics by providing:

*A Unified Environment for Enhanced Metadata and Flow Field Analysis - Manage multiple projects, filter, explore, compare, and display differences between plot images to help discover and understand the physics and to detect problems with simulation quality, all from one easy-to-use interface.

*Rapid Visualization and Exploration of Surface Data - View 3-D surfaces within a flow field with a single mouse click, including grid-works of actual computational data points on body surfaces, slices through a flow field, boundary surfaces, iso-surfaces and streamlines. Users can filter and compare cases, and calculate differences between solutions or sets of solutions.

*Automated Plot and Data Extraction - Quickly extract metadata from complex file and directory structures for fast and easy integration with documentation and presentation tools.

*Open Connection to 3-D Post Processors - Launch Tecplot 360 and most third-party post-processors within the product for a deeper analysis of the data and stay focused on current projects without switching back and forth between applications.

*Surrogate Modeling Tools - Sophisticated analysis tools generate multi-dimensional surrogate models and response surfaces. These surfaces allow engineers to make interpolations in areas of sparse data within the parametric space, reducing the number of simulations and testing configurations needed to develop optimum designs.

*Easy Set-up and Deployment - Tecplot Chorus provides a reliable and stable platform, making it easy for engineers to populate an integrated database with metadata and plot images. The company also offers engineering consulting services to assist with deployment of the product and preconditioning their metadata.

Tecplot Chorus is being developed in close cooperation with a customer advisory council, which has been actively involved in beta testing the product.

"We see cross-team collaboration as key for many of our customers," said CIMdata executive consultant Ken Amann. "Tecplot Chorus could be one of those breakout technologies that enable broad collaborative CFD scenarios. There are many engineers with varying skill levels conducting CFD research today, and enabling them to collaborate should provide them a significantly higher level of insight and ability to make more informed decisions faster."

For more information visit: www.tecplot.com

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