Tecplot on Apple Silicon

Are Tecplot products supported on Apple Silicon (aka M1, M2, and M3 chips)?  Yes. Tecplot 360, FieldView, Tecplot Focus, and PyTecplot all run on Apple Silicon based machines. That said, you’ll need Rosetta 2 to run them. If Rosetta 2 isn’t already installed on your mac, see this article for installation instructions.    But PyTecplot in batch mode doesn’t work on my Apple Silicon machine!  In order to use PyTecplot […]

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Automatic Connection to a License Server When Starting Tecplot 360

Problem: I want Tecplot 360 to automatically connect to a license server upon startup in the GUI or in batch mode.   Solution: Tecplot 360 offers two methods to automatically connect to a license server: creating an environment variable or updating a license file. Automatically connecting to a license server is especially important with headless machines. See more details on these two methods in the sections below.   Method 1 […]

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Support for macOS Big Sur

Both Tecplot 360 and Focus 2020 R2 are supported on macOS Big Sur (11.0); however, the 2020 R1 releases for these products do not support Big Sur. If you’ve updated to Big Sur and need access to Tecplot products, please use Tecplot 360 or Focus 2020 R2 or newer. Downloads can be found on the MyTecplot portal. Updated 12/14/2020.

Tecplot Chorus Cannot Open Tecplot 360 on Linux – Permission Denied

Problem: Tecplot 360 is unable to be opened from within Tecplot Chorus. I receive a “Permission Denied” error. Solution: First, be sure your permissions to the Tecplot 360 and Tecplot Chorus installation directories are allowed to read, write, and execute. Next, be sure the device’s shared memory file has open permissions as well (/dev/shm/). The /dev/shm/ file is where Tecplot Chorus’ boost libraries write to in order to share information […]

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Error Undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var

Problem: I receive the following error when running Tecplot on Linux platforms: /tec360-bin: symbol lookup error: /lib64/libfontconfig.so.1: undefined symbol: FT_Done_MM_Var Solution: This issue typically happens on newer versions of Linux. To fix this, delete libfreetype.so.6 from the Tecplot ../bin directory.

Installing a Maintenance Release of 360 on Windows Does Not Work

Problem: Installing a maintenance release of 360 on Windows which replaces an existing 360 installation does not update 360 to the newer maintenance release version, even though the installer says the installation is successful. Solution: Close all running instances of Tecplot 360. A maintenance release overwrites the existing 360 installation. If 360 is running the operating system will prevent the executable from being upgraded. Confirm that all running instances of […]

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Tecplot 360 Will Not Open OneDrive Files

Problem: OneDrive has introduced a new capability called “Files On-Demand” which allows files to be downloaded on-demand. These files are not recognized by the Tecplot file dialog. If you are opening files from a OneDrive folder and receiving an error from the File Dialog, try one of the following workarounds. Solution: Upgrade to Tecplot 360 2017 R3 build 3.1 or later » Turn off Files On-Demand Right-click on the OneDrive […]

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Tecplot error at startup: X Error: GLXBadContext

Note:  This should no longer be an issue.  Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Tecplot crashes with X Error: GLXBadContext. Solution: One possible cause could be due to a security issue in Xorg that disables the “indirect mode” in GLX. If that is the case then the solution is to enable the GLX indirect mode.

Unable to run Tecplot after upgrading to XQuartz 2.7.5 Mavericks OS X 10.9 (and in some cases 10.8)

Note: Tecplot 360 EX is native to the Mac and doesn’t rely on an X Windows System. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Unable to run Tecplot after upgrading to XQuartz 2.7.5 on Mavericks OS X 10.9. Solution: If you are running Mavericks OS X 10.9 (and in some cases 10.8) you may have noticed XQuartz has pushed out a new release of XQuartz 2.7.5.  After you have […]

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Permission denied error upon installation

Problem: Unable to complete the install of your Tecplot product due to a “Permissions denied” error. Solution: Upon installing Tecplot, if your installation quits before completion with the error message “Permission denied.”  This could be due to permission restrictions set by your computer.  This has been found to be true for SE Linux but could be true for any secure platform. Another cause for permission issues may be caused by […]

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