Tecplot Focus enables you to quickly plot your line and surface engineering and test data exactly the way you want. You can analyze and explore complex data sets, arrange multiple XY, 2D and 3D plots, and communicate your results to colleagues with high-quality output.
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Create, Alter, IF Conditions and Transform Data: Alter your data or create new data using mathematical expressions. Store mathematical expressions for reuse. Create mirror images of existing data. Create new data as a subset of existing data.
Interpolate Data: Choose from linear, inverse-distance, and kriging interpolation.
Triangulate: Create sets of triangles from data points defined in a 2D plane.
Discrete Fourier Transform (DFT): Transform onedimensional ordered linear data into the frequency domain for visualization and further analysis.
Slicing Tool: Interactively slice 3D volume and surface data displaying mesh, contours, and vectors on the slice plane.
Iso-surface Tool: Change iso-surface values interactively.
Probing Tool: Click on the surface to display interpolated variable values and cell indices. Snap selections to nearest grid point.
Streamtrace Tool: Interactively seed rakes of streamlines, streamrods, and streamribbons in 2D and 3D. Specify lines to terminate streamlines. Display markers along streamlines spaced by vector magnitude. Place streamline rakes. Generate surface streamtraces on a no-slip wall based on shear stress vector field. Auto seed a specified number of streamtraces on a selected surface.
Contour Tool: Interactively add and delete contour lines or levels.
Extraction Tools: Interactively define sets of points or polylines to which 2D and 3D surface data is interpolated and extracted for display as a separate plot.
Curve Fits: Use least squares linear, polynomial, power, and exponential curve-fits. Use least squares curve fit of a linear combination of specified functions.
Data Blanking and Clipping: Set multiple constraints (or masks) to blank the display of data based on local field variables, functions of variables, grid indices, or depth from viewing position. Clip surfaces of 3D volume data to reveal internal variations. Omit zones or peel away surfaces to highlight specific details.
Data Extraction: Extract iso-surfaces, slices, subsets, streamtraces, polylines, the surface 3D volume finite-element data, and point sets from 3D data to new data segments (zones) for further plot customization.
Configuration File and Batch Files: Set new defaults and perform initialization with configuration files and start-up batch files.
Macros: Use macros to perform multiple, repetitive changes.
Layout Files: Return to plots exactly as you created them by saving a layout file recording the frames, plotting attributes, and the data. Apply layout styles to the same data set or diff erent data sets.
Stylesheets: Record all aspects and appearances of a plot frame without the data in a stylesheet. Apply a stylesheet to recreate a previous plot or to apply plot styles to another set of data.
Cross-Platform Capability: Run Tecplot Focus on Windows, Mac, and Linux platforms. Interchange Tecplot Focus macro files, layout files, stylesheets, color map files, and data files between all platforms.
Expanded Data and File Sharing: Compatible with Tecplot Focus 2008 and later. Compatible with Tecplot 360.
Working with Multiple Data Sets
View multiple data sets simultaneously in multiple frames.
Load up to 5 million data points per frame.
Create PowerPoint-like presentations with multiple pages.
Text: Place text interactively on plots. Use all your system fonts with TrueType capabilities. Set color, angle, size, font, background color, and justification.
Geometries: Interactively create polylines, rectangular boxes, circles, and ellipses. Duplicate, reposition, and resize geometries. Create and modify geometries (point-by-point) interactively and read from a file.
Images: Import JPEG, BMP, and PNG files into your plot.
Vector-based and Raster Plot Files: Export vector-based files in PostScript, EPS and Windows Metafile formats. Export raster files in PNG, JPEG, BMP and TIFF formats. Configure image resolution independent of screen resolution.
Animations: Export images to Flash (SWF), MPEG-4, WMV, and PowerPoint-compatible AVIs.
General Text Loader: Scan ASCII data files for titles, variables and data, set filters, and preview processed data.
Subset Data on Input: Read subsets of variables, data blocks, and data points to accelerate plotting.
Custom Data Reader: Use the Tecplot Add-on Developer’s Kit to create data loaders for your proprietary file formats.
Auxiliary Data: Attach supplementary information (name/value pairs) to data sets, frames, or zones.
Line, 2D, 3D, and Polar Plotting
Time and Dates: Display time and date on any axis.
XY Features: Create scatter plots, line plots, bar charts, semi-log plots, log-log plots, error bar plots, splines, curve-fits, and more. Configure tick marks, symbols, legends and more. Work with multiple horizontal and vertical axes.
Mesh layer: Display 1D, 2D, and 3D grids. Color mesh lines by variable, and remove hidden lines.
Contouring: Display contour lines, color fl ood between contour levels, and color fill cells (or elements). Use multiple contour variables to view and analyze interrelationships among several variables simultaneously.
Vectors: Display 2D and 3D vectors on planes, 3D surfaces, and in volumes. Display 3D vector components tangent to 3D surface. Specify length, color, line type, and head style. Color by variable.
Polar Plot Features: Create polar line plots (r, theta). Configure angles in radians, degrees or arbitrary units. Select between linear or logarithmic radius.
Edges: Display the edges of data segments on 2D and 3D surfaces and volumes. Configure color and line type. Draw creases based on user-defined angle.
Lighting Effects: Set the level of translucency, and include specular highlighting on 3D surfaces. Set the lighting model as uniform, paneled, or Gouraud.
Create shade plots.
Combine Plot Layers: Assign combinations of mesh, contours, vectors, scatter, boundary, shade, lighting, and volume attributes to various data segments.