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Import image tips


Problem:

I want my image to be a background for my plot.  I want the image to fill the frame.  How can I match the dimensions of my image to my plot?

Solution:

  1. Load your data then go to Insert/Image and insert the image.
  2. To tell Tecplot to draw the image behind the data double click on the image and set the Draw Order to After Data.
  3. To make the image fill the frame, double click on the image and set the image to Frame Coordinates and then set the X and Y values to zero and zero respectively.  Then set the Width and height to 100.

You can set the image to grid mode and set the x-y location of the image to correspond to the correct data point in the image. You can set the width and height so the opposite corner corresponds to another point in your data.