January 5, 2016
Tecplot Inc., a provider of data visualization and analysis software, has released Tecplot 360 EX 2016 R1. This version, the company states, focuses on debugging most of the software’s existing capabilities.
These updates include easier license management, expanded polyhedral data support, improved animation methods, an all-new macro debugger and more Mac support.
“While there’s nothing sexy about license management, I think everyone knows it can be a hassle,” said Scott Fowler, product manager at Tecplot. “We’re using new technology called Activation Pro to alleviate that pain for single-user licenses. With Activation Pro, the user’s machine ID and license key are centrally stored, meaning our software will now automate many administrative tasks that previously were done manually by the user.
“We’re also proud to announce improvements to our software’s performance with polyhedral data. The CFD community is gravitating to polyhedral element types largely due to their tendency to increase the rate of convergence. We’ve spent considerable time improving our algorithms and rendering to better support polyhedral cells. Many of these algorithms have been made parallel while simultaneously using less memory, which allows our users to visualize and analyze larger datasets, faster. Early benchmarking indicates overall speed improvements of about 25 percent, with some operations being more than two times faster.”
For more information, visit Tecplot.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.