What Values Can Be Changed in a Network License File?

Question: What values can be changed in a Network License File? Answer: Below is an example of a network license file header. If your license file does not have a header like this. It is not a Network License file. If you have questions about this, please contact support@tecplot.com or support@fieldviewcfd.com. HOST myserver.com b1256aa8 27100 ISV teclmd teclmd teclmd.opt 27101 The hostname (myserver.com) shown in italics is allowed to be […]

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Linux Remote Display Issues

Problem: I receive a GLX error when remotely displaying Tecplot 360 on my Linux machine. Solution: First be sure your graphics drivers are up to date from your graphics provider (i.e. NVIDIA, AMD, etc.). If that doesn’t solve your problem, it is likely an issue with Indirect OpenGL Rendering being disabled. On newer Linux systems, NVIDIA and others are no longer starting X11 servers with indirect OpenGL enabled. Indirect rendering […]

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Locating Host Information for Licensing

Problem: How do I find myhostids.txt licensing information for my host computer if I cannot share the myhostids.txt file created by Tecplot or FieldView software? Solution: This information can be procured from running a couple commands from the terminal. Instructions for both Windows and Linux are included below. Windows: On Windows, use the command prompt to get your hostname and ethernet physical address (12 digit number) using: ipconfig /all For […]

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Setting Custom Color Maps as Defaults

Problem: How do I set a custom color map as my default color map for a contour group? Solution: This solution consists of two parts, moving the .map file to the colormaps directory and editing the tecplot.cfg  file. First, save the color map file containing your custom color map into the colormaps  directory. This directory is found within the Tecplot installation directory. It is possible, and acceptable, for this .map […]

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Understanding and Automating Viewer Position Angles

Problem: How do I change the viewing angles Psi, Alpha, and Theta from the viewer’s perspective? Also, please help me understand how these angles are defined. Solution: Below is a diagram from the 360 User’s Manual describing how Tecplot defines Psi (Ψ), Theta (θ), and Alpha (α). The following exercise uses PyTecplot to change each of the three angles by 5 degrees and manifests the result after each step. 1)  […]

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Adding a PyTecplot Script to the Quick Macro Panel

Problem: Can I play a PyTecplot script from the Quick Macro Panel (QMP) in Tecplot? Solution: Yes! This procedure describes how to add a PyTecplot script to your QMP using the Histogram.py (found in the python handy scripts of our GitHub): 1) Make sure PyTecplot is installed and updated, along with other modules used in your PyTecplot script (such as numpy). It is also recommended that you install the latest version of Tecplot […]

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Running a Recorded PyTecplot Script Gives Error

Problem: When I run my PyTecplot Python script, I receive a TypeError, ValueError, KeyError, or AttributeError. However, I recorded this script from the 360 user interface, or wrote it using the current Pytecplot documentation, so it should be correct. What is causing this error? For example, running a recorded script using plot.fieldmaps(6,7,8,9,10,11) with PyTecplot 1.0 gives the following error: Traceback (most recent call last): File “C:\recorded_pytecplot.py”, line 17, in <module> tp.active_frame().plot().fieldmaps(6,7,8,9,10,11).mesh.show=False TypeError: […]

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PyTecplot TecplotLibraryNotFoundError Using Python 3.8+

Problem: In batch mode, when I run my PyTecplot script using Python 3.8+ on Windows, I receive an error stating that: tecplot.exception.TecplotLibraryNotFoundError: The Tecplot batch library or one of its dependencies could not be found… What is causing this error? Solution: It is likely that you are using an out-of-date version of PyTecplot. Using PyTecplot in batch mode with Python 3.8 on Windows 10 requires version 1.1 or later. Python […]

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Display Solution Time on Plot

Problem: I want to display the solution time on my plot.   Solution: Use dynamic text to refer to Tecplot’s SOLUTIONTIME variable. Navigate to the Insert>Text menu and click on the plot to open the Text Details dialog. Refer to the SOLUTIONTIME variable using the following syntax: &(SOLUTIONTIME) Please see the User’s Manual for a list of available options regarding dynamic text formatting. For example, to format the solution time […]

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Clip Plane

Problem: I want to perform a clip plane.   Solution: Use a set of macro commands to clip above/below the defined slice.   The macro command related to the clipping of planes is: $!SliceAttributes 1 ClipPlane. It can take the following arguments: AbovePrimarySlice, BelowPrimarySlice, and None. Consider adding these macros to your Quick Macro Panel  for faster access: $!MacroFunction NAME = “Clip above primary slice” ShowInMacroPanel = TRUE $!SliceAttributes 1 ClipPlane […]

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