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 folder […]

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Running Tecplot 360/Focus on OS X 10.10 Yosemite

This is not an issue in Tecplot 360 EX. Upgrade to Tecplot 360 EX» Problem: Running Tecplot 360/Focus on Mac OS X 10.10 Yosemite provides the following error: dyld: Symbol not found: _inflateReset2   References from: /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib   Expected in /Applications/Tecplot_360_2013R1/bin/./../lib/libz.1.dylib in /System/Library/Frameworks/ImageIO.framework/Versions/A/Resources/libPng.dylib ./tec360: line 624:   343 Trace/BPT trap: 5    $ICONSTART “$TECHOME/bin/$EXECUTABLE” $APPFLAG Solution: Mac OS X 10.10 is looking in the Tecplot directory for the libz.1.dylib file to […]

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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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AVI files saved on Mac OS X 10.8.2 do not play in QuickTime.

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.  […]

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Tecplot 360 does not finish opening on Mac OS X10.5.7, OS X 10.8.2, after security updates are applied

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 […]

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How to uninstall a Tecplot product on a Macintosh platform

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 […]

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Buttons are sticking

Note:  This should no longer be an issue for Mac.  Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Some Tecplot buttons are sticking (not working). Sometimes the buttons on the toolbar appear to be selected but don’t do any action. Solution: This is a current limitation. Click a different button then click again on the desired button.


Banner flash but Tecplot doesnt open.

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.