Yes, if your data has its solution time set, you can create a dynamic text box with:
and as you animate among the zones, it'll display the value. It will support primitive formatting. For example:
will limit the number of digits to the right of the decimal. Unfortunately, displaying this in time/date format is not yet implemented.
I'm not sure what you mean by "call from external files," but Tecplot does allow you to store auxiliary data on a dataset, page, frame, zone, and variable scope. This can be displayed using the dynamic text primitives.
For example, suppose I have a simple 2x2x2 cube:
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TITLE = "Test data"
VARIABLES = "X" "Y" "Z"
DATASETAUXDATA jennynot="January 1969"
ZONE T="Just a simple cube"
I=2, J=2, K=2, ZONETYPE=Ordered
AUXDATA jim="January 1970"
DT=(SINGLE SINGLE SINGLE )
0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0 0.0 1.0
0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0
0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0
After loading this, I can display the value of "jennynot" by creating a text box and adding this:
Similarly, I have some information stored at the zone level. Because the dynamic text primitive requires a specific zone number, it's not as useful as associating it with a dataset. However, I can access this by using:
Hope this helps.