Both Tecplot 360 and Focus 2020 R1 are currently unsupported on macOS Big Sur (11.0) and will not run. If you’ve already updated to Big Sur and need uninterrupted access to Tecplot products, please use Tecplot 360 or Focus 2019 R1. The 2019 releases can be downloaded from our MyTecplot portal. We apologize for any inconvenience and are working to resolve this issue. Updated 11/16/2020.
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 […]
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 […]
Problem: AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime. Solution: When saving an AVI file on a Mac the produced file will prove incompatible with QuickTime X. It has been found that QuickTime X does not support many codecs that previous versions used too. Thus the solution is to use another player. AVI files have been found to work properly on Mac OS X 10.6.8. […]
Note: With the release of Tecplot 360 EX for Mac the use of an X server is not needed. Tecplot is now native to the Mac so this is no longer an issue with Tecplot 360 EX. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: When opening Tecplot 360, the initial Tecplot window appears, however, Tecplot appears to “hang/freeze” on a grey screen. Solution: Apple is no longer supporting […]
Problem: I have a Tecplot product installed on my Macintosh machine and I need to uninstall it. What is the best way to go about this? Solution: On Macintosh platforms, two folders in addition to the Tecplot product installation folder are affected by installing a Tecplot product with the .pkg installer (included in the .dmg file): – /Library/Receipts/ (a record of the .pkg installation goes in here) – $HOME/Library/Preferences/ (the […]
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: XDarwin also won’t launch. Solution: Installing XDarwin is a two-step process. Be sure to install the patch after installing XDarwin.