Converting Raster Metafiles to AVI File Format

Problem: How do I convert raster metafiles to AVI movie file format? The last version of Tecplot 360 that included the rmtoavi.exe was Tecplot 360 2013. Additionally, framer.exe (Framer, the program used to view .rm files) is no longer distributed. As raster metafiles (.rm) have become less common, we no longer include this .rm file conversion in our product. However, we foresee rmtoavi being helpful to users with archives of […]

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Add-on cannot connect to server: IPC Error (26)3DX

Problem: I tried to View Data in Tecplot Chorus and Tecplot 360 produced this error message when it started up.  The rest of the message is: “Add-on cannot connect to server. Cannot establish connection (connect failed)” And Tecplot Chorus produced a similar message at the same time: “IPC communication error: IPC Error (1)Error connecting to IPC client Timeout” What does this message mean and how do I fix it? Solution: […]

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Add-on cannot be loaded.

Problem: I wrote an add-on that runs fine on my machine. But when a co-worker tries to load it on his PC he get the message: Add-on xxx.dll cannot be loaded. (126): The specified module could not be found. Solution: 1. Make sure that the add-on is compiled as a release build. 2. Verify that the add-on dll is located in a directory which is in the current path. 3. […]

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