Tecplot360

Version System A System B System C
2021 R1 KU KU
2020 R2 (default) KU KU
2020 R1 KU KU
2019 R1 KU KU
2018 R2 KU KU
2018 R1 KU KU
2017 R2 KU KU
2017 R1 KU KU
2016 R2 KU KU

Key: KU = Available for Kyoto University members only, ― = Not available for use.

Modules software package dynamically adjusts the environment settings for using applications, by using the module command. It also makes changing the environment settings easy when switching between different versions of applications. For details, see Modules.

Version Module File
2021 R1 tecplot360/2021R1
2020 R2 tecplot360/2020R2
2020 R1 tecplot360/2020R1
2019 R1 tecplot360/2019R1
2018 R2 tecplot360/2018R2
2018 R1 tecplot360/2018R1
2017 R3 tecplot360/2017R3
2017 R2 tecplot360/2017R2
2017 R1 tecplot360/2017R1
2016 R2 tecplot360/2016R2

You can see the list of module files available by using the module avail command.

Tecplot 360, a visualization tool for numerical simulation and CFD, allows you to easily and flexibly create plots and animations from various scientific and engineering data. Tecplot 360 automates routine tasks of data analysis and plotting to ease your work load and time cost with its various capabilities including analysis and search of complex data, creation of charts that combine plot types of XY, 2D, and 3D, exchange of research results, creation of high-resolution images.

To use tecplot, log in to the system in the Exceed onDemand.

Set up the environment by using the module command. (The module file you want is loaded.)

$ module load tecplot360

To start tecplot, enter the following command in the Exceed onDemand. For details of xrun , see Interactive Processing.

$ xrun tec360

Select File in the menu bar, then click Exit to exit tecplot.

Tecplot outputs a temporary file during use. By default, a directory named “tecplot_[USER NAME]” is generated in “/tmp”, and it includes the temporary file.
When dealing with a large-scale data of several tens GB or more, the default /tmp directory capacity may not be enough, and it may cause an abnormal termination. Thus, a storage that has enough space such as the LARGE disk space must be specified.

You can change the saving location of the temporary file to the LARGE disk space by using the following commands.

$ setenv TMPDIR /LARGE0/gr19999/b59999

$ export TMPDIR=/LARGE0/gr19999/b59999

If the following errors occur, tecplot sometimes works normally by using -mesa option on startup.

  • Tecplot does not start up. (The prompt says “Failed to create OpenGL Context.”)
  • The error occurs when exporting to TIFF or BMP.

The -mesa option emulates the features of OpenGL graphics library through the software. Thus, it decreases the rendering speed a little.


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