Help Search introduced in Tecplot RS version 2012 R2 does not work in Internet Explorer version 8

Problem: The Help Search feature, introduced in Tecplot RS version 2012 R2, does not work in Internet Explorer version 8 or earlier. Solution: The new Help Search does work in Internet Explorer version 9. All other Help features, in Internet Explorer versions before version 9, work fine. All other Help features also work in most other modern browsers (e.g., Firefox, Opera, Safari). The sole exception is Google Chrome, which has security […]

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Tecplot 360, Focus, and RS crash on MAC OS X Lion (10.7) when exporting an image

Note: With the release of Tecplot 360 EX the use of XQuartz will no longer be needed.  Tecplot 360 EX is now native to the Mac and thus does not need any use of a X Server client.  This should no longer be an issue. Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: I tried to export an image when running Tecplot software (360, Focus, or RS) on MAC OSX Lion, […]

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Exported EPS from Tecplot has mysterious white lines in it

Problem: I exported an EPS file from Tecplot 360 and when I viewed that file in Ghostscript, or converted it into PDF and then opened it in Adobe reader, it had mysterious white grid lines in it.  How can I make those white lines go away? Solution: The white grid lines are the result of the default display settings in Ghostscript and Adobe.   For both applications, changing one display setting will make […]

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Comparison plot involving an unsmry file and a text file with values for a FIELD entity does not work.

Problem: I load an unsmry file into Tecplot RS 2010 and then load an ascii formatted txt file, and try to make a comparison plot of the two, Tecplot RS 2010 does not show the comparison plot I was expecting.   Why does this happen? Solution: The Generic ASCII format is only intended to support wells. It has no way to specify that the entities are of a specific type.  An unsmry file can […]

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Comparison plot using a UNSMRY file and a .hist file works in Tecplot RS only if the .hist file is the active file.

Problem: I loaded an UNSMRY file and a .hist file and tried to make a comparison plot with them. If the UNSMRY file is the active file, then Tecplot RS shows a plot but no comparison, and if the .hst file is the active file then Tecplot RS does show a comparison plot. Why does Tecplot RS not show a comparison plot when the UNSMRY file is active? Solution: This […]

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Loading a CHEARS.hist file into Tecplot RS with entities other than wells

Problem: When I load a CHEARS.hist file containing entities other than wells into Tecplot RS, Tecplot RS thinks these entities are wells, and does not allow us to do the comparisons we need to do, whereas older versions of Tecplot RS did allow us to make these comparisons. How can I make these same comparisons in Tecplot RS? Solution: The CHEARS.hist file format is only intended to support wells. This […]

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