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by scottf
Wed Jul 29, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?
Replies: 10
Views: 11146

Re: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?

We solved this outside of this thread, so here's the solution (for posterity). When loading multiple files on the command line, Tecplot 360 wants all files to have the same set of variables. If this is not the case Tecplot 360 chokes. When loading data files via the GUI, Tecplot 360 will launch the ...
by scottf
Tue Jul 28, 2009 3:36 pm
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?
Replies: 10
Views: 11146

Re: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?

kexi, The Tecplot Data Loader is always loaded. I believe that the problem is exactly what the error message says: Your data files don't have the same set of variable names. From the command line, Tecplot cannot resolve the differences between the datasets, so you must load these datasets via the GU...
by scottf
Tue Jul 28, 2009 2:50 pm
Forum: Tecplot Macro Language
Topic: Need help in reading from a Tecplot file
Replies: 1
Views: 1547

Re: Need help in reading from a Tecplot file

It sounds like you're dealing with FE data. And you want to create arrays of your X,Y,Temp variables in the same order as the connectivity, rather than the order of the points. If my understanding is correct you might take a look at writing a Python script (you can also do this via a C or Fortran ad...
by scottf
Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:03 am
Forum: Add-on Developer's Kit (ADK)
Topic: Hi, anyone know how to retrieve a "AddonID"?
Replies: 3
Views: 3164

Re: Hi, anyone know how to retrieve a "AddonID"?

Kexi, To follow up on Jim's post. The add-on may only be registered once. At the time of registration, you must save off the AddOnID for future use throughout your program. In our internal addons we generally hold onto AddOnID as a global variable, defined in ADDGLBL.h as: extern AddOn_pa AddOnID;
by scottf
Thu Jul 16, 2009 4:20 pm
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?
Replies: 10
Views: 11146

Re: How to load multiple data files(.dat files) to Tecplot?

papaya_ryu,

It appears that this error message is displayed when you are loading multiple datasets that have a different number of variables.

Is this the case with your data?

Scott
by scottf
Fri Jul 10, 2009 8:57 am
Forum: Tecplot Macro Language
Topic: Create subzone command
Replies: 4
Views: 2815

Re: Create subzone command

The first thing I'd do is upgrade to Tecplot 360 2009 :D . Tecplot 8.0 was in development when I started working for Tecplot in 1999! Here's a macro that reproduces the steps you outlined above. You could then run Tecplot in batch mode using this macro. You'll of course want to somehow loop on your ...
by scottf
Mon Jun 29, 2009 9:42 am
Forum: Loading Data
Topic: Transient meshless data
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Transient meshless data

I'm talking about adding text to the plot. 1) From the toolbar, select the Add Text tool, it looks like "Ab". 2) Click in the frame to set the position of the text. The Text Details dialog will pop up. 3) Type "&(SOLUTIONTIME)" in the "Enter Text String" dialog box....
by scottf
Fri Jun 26, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: Loading Data
Topic: Transient meshless data
Replies: 5
Views: 1895

Re: Transient meshless data

You need to include the "zone" header information, so your full header would look like this: VARIABLES = "X" "Y" "Z" ZONE T="My Zone Name" STRANDID=1, SOLUTIONTIME=0 The STRANDID is important. A STRANDID of 0 indicates that the zone is NOT transient,...
by scottf
Thu Jun 25, 2009 9:13 am
Forum: Analyzer
Topic: Creating stream traces... Help needed
Replies: 2
Views: 1916

Re: Creating stream traces... Help needed

If your data is in columns, it is probably being loaded as an I-Ordered zone, which Tecplot cannot plot streamtraces through. You might try this: 1) Load your data 2) Switch the plot type to 3D 3) Create a Rectangular Zone that is large enough to contain all the XYZ locations. Data->Create Zone->Rec...
by scottf
Thu Jun 25, 2009 8:30 am
Forum: Tecplot Macro Language
Topic: Extract data at a given point from surface zone
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Extract data at a given point from surface zone

Try adding: except: pass directly above the "finally:" statement. This will catch the exception and the failure will be silent. If you don't want a silent failure, replace "pass" with something you deem more appropriate. That said, if you are automating the task to run through a ...
by scottf
Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:16 am
Forum: Tecplot Macro Language
Topic: Extract data at a given point from surface zone
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Extract data at a given point from surface zone

Ah, yes I see the problem now. It appears that Tecplot 360 is a bit overzealous in the menu sensitivities for the Extract->Slice from Plane menu option. You can actually extract a slice from a linear zone. I've updated the code in this previous post: http://www.tecplottalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=2068#2...
by scottf
Tue Jun 23, 2009 3:53 pm
Forum: Tecplot Macro Language
Topic: Extract data at a given point from surface zone
Replies: 5
Views: 5950

Re: Extract data at a given point from surface zone

Did this solution not work for you? Perhaps there's a bug in my code? http://www.tecplottalk.com/viewtopic.php?p=2070&highlight=#2070 You could get the ZMin,ZMax from the final extracted zone to determine the intersection points with your data. TecUtil.ProbeAtPosition is available for Python. Se...
by scottf
Mon Jun 01, 2009 8:08 am
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: Animating a "second-level" frame
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: Animating a "second-level" frame

You could also do the steps you mentioned in a Tecplot Macro and record to Flash or AVI. $!EXPORTSETUP EXPORTFORMAT = AVI $!EXPORTSETUP EXPORTFNAME = 'myfilename.avi' $!EXPORTSTART EXPORTREGION = ALLFRAMES $!LOOP |NUMDATAFILES| Pop frame Load Data Push Frame $!EXPORTNEXTFRAME $!ENDLOOP $!EXPORTFINISH
by scottf
Fri May 29, 2009 10:49 am
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: Animating a "second-level" frame
Replies: 6
Views: 1700

Re: Animating a "second-level" frame

Which version of Tecplot are you using? Tecplot 360 2009 allows "non-top" frames to be active so you can easily perform actions in any frame without affecting the frame order.

Scott
by scottf
Tue Mar 31, 2009 9:40 am
Forum: Tecplot 360 and Focus
Topic: Alternative to 1000+ zones
Replies: 2
Views: 1192

Re: Alternative to 1000+ zones

Since you state that you want to be able to show/hide individual pentagons, a separate zone for each pentagon is your only viable option.

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