Introduction to Tecplot

Tecplot uses the standard X-motif interface (buttons, pull down menus, pop up windows, ...). It is very easy to use. Tecplot can be used to create graphs, draw 2-D surfaces and create contour and vector plots of 2-D data. With a point and click interface, annotation, text, lines, circles, rectangles and such, can be added. It has capabilities for 3-D data as well.

With Tecplot, it is easy to create and position many graphs and plots on a single page. Each graph or plot is inside a "frame". Frames can be copied and then modified. This allows you to easily show different views of the same data set: just copy a frame and then modify it.

This is an introduction to Tecplot, not a complete manual. If you go through these pages, you will be able to draw graphs, surfaces and contours. After this, play with Tecplot: it can do far more. The principles described here apply to most of the tecplot drawing functions. With a little effort and some experimentation, you will be able to do much, much more. Most everything is accessible in more than one way, so if you cannot find something, pull down menus.

For assistance with Tecplot, please contact Ravi Chityala (chityala@msi.umn.edu) or help@msi.umn.edu.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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