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 or FieldView 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/FieldView-specific) […]

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Reprise License Manager (RLM) Utilities

Problem: What sort of license manager utilities does RLM have? How can I easily control RLM on my network? Solution: On all platforms RLM includes two methods for controlling a network or site license. RLM includes a web server through which you can administer your license server from any platform in your network (on Mac/Linux you need to open the web servers port in order to access it from any […]

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Can a layout file created in Tecplot 10 be loaded to Focus?

Problem: Can Focus load a layout file created with Tecplot 10? Solution: Yes. In most cases, Focus will load a layout file created with Tecplot 10. If the data the layout file was created from was loaded via the Fluent loader or Plot3D loader or CGNS loader then Focus will not be able to load the layout because those loaders do not exist in Focus.

Blanking a corner of plot

Problem: I want to blank my contour plot only in the lower left-hand corner where x < 45 AND y < 30. Solution: You can use equations like the ones below to create a blanking variable equal to 0 only if x < 45 and y < 30. Then you can delete the extra variables {lowerx} and {lowery}. {lowerx} = max (x -45, 0) {lowery} = max (y – 30, […]

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Animating points

Problem: I have some files with some scatter points animated to move in constant velocity. However, the movie shows relative motion of the scatter points making the animation appear jerky. Solution: The reason the scatter points look like they are moving relative to one another has to do with the way they are drawn on the screen. Any object drawn to the screen will be rounded off to the nearest […]

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Average of XY Mapping

Problem: In my XY Line plot, I want to show a line for the average value of one of the XY Mappings. Solution: You can have Tecplot calculate and plot the average for a line mapping: In the Mapping Style dialog Copy the line mapping and make sure the copy is shown. On the Curves page, set the Curve Fit for the new mapping to the General Curve Fit (One […]

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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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