Kriging algorithm

Problem: How does Tecplot calculate Kriging interpolation? Solution: Kriging and the Semivariogram. A semivariogram is a function that determines the relationship between distance and the variance of the data. Tecplot models the semivariogram with a spherical model using the range and zero value specified in the Kriging dialog as well as the variance of the variable(s) selected to krig.  Here are the details: For each variable selected Tecplot calculates the variance […]

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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: Load your data then go to Insert/Image and insert the image. To tell Tecplot to draw the image behind the data double click on the image and set the Draw Order to Before Data. To make the […]

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AVI animations on Linux or Macintosh platforms

Problem: I have difficulty playing AVI animations created in my Tecplot product when I try to play them on my Macintosh or Linux platform. When I try to play them on my Linux platform the AVI files work with Xanim but Xanim itself does not work very well anymore. On a Macintosh platform, I use Quicktime but the AVI files that the Tecplot product creates do not open in Quicktime. […]

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Reprise License Manager rlmremove utility and how to use it

Problem: How can I remove a specific license from being borrowed? Solution: You can use the rlmremove utility from the command line on your RLM host machine to release a hung license back to the servers pool of free licenses (see pages 16-17 of the RLM Users Manual rlm_install.pdf). That is with this command you can stop a checked-out license from being used. This is useful if you wish to […]

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Cannot install Reprise License Manager

Problem: After uninstalling the previous license manager FLEXnet or after uninstalling the Reprise License Manager I cannot install or re-install the Reprise License Manager and/or I receive the error message that teclmd is already running. Solution: Tecplot 360 2009 and Tecplot Focus 2009 use the Reprise License Manager (RLM) to control access to use the products. Since 2008 R2 and previous versions used FLEXnet as the license manager and both […]

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Cannot connect to RLM from a different computer (open ports)

Problem: The Tecplot product can check out a license when running on the same computer as Reprise License Manager (RLM), but not from other computers on the network.  How can I open the license manager to other computers? Solution: Certain ports are required to be opened in order to connect and check out a license from RLM.  Here are the default port settings: RLM port: 27100 ISV (Tecplot-specific) port: 27101 Web server port: 5054 […]

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Can I run the eval as a network license?

Problem: I have been running the Tecplot eval. Now I have purchased a Tecplot network license. Do I have to reinstall? Solution: No, you will not need to reinstall. However, you will need to install the Reprise License Manager in order to start connecting to your network license.


Greek or special character in variable name or text

November 2017 Update: LaTeX Fonts are available in Tecplot 360 2017 Release 3 and later. This gives you the ability to use your installed version of LaTeX to display complex formulae and equations directly on your plots. We test against MiKTeX and TeXLive but should be compatible with other LaTeX engines. Watch the LaTeX video tutorial Problem: Some variable names in my data file include one Greek character or another […]

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Linking with frames Apply Settings to all Frames

Problem: I have several frames in my layout and I set the Within Frame Axis Style to be linked. Then I pressed the button for Apply Settings to All Frames. But when I change the label font for one frame te other frames do not change. Solution: Linking on the Between Frames page of the dialog will cause the changes in one frame to apply to all frames. Linking on […]

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