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Upgrades Released for Tecplot 360 2008 and Tecplot Focus 2008
Posted Wed September 03, 2008 @09:13AM
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News Tecplot, Inc. has released upgrades for two of its industry-leading software products, Tecplot 360 2008 and Tecplot Focus 2008.

The upgrades help users create images and plots more quickly, display time and date on any axis, and generate enhanced non-Flash animations for PowerPoint.


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“Our customers have always praised Tecplot’s usability and flexibility,” said Mike Peery, President and CEO of Tecplot, Inc. “But we realized we had an opportunity to make our products even easier to use. These upgrades further streamline the workflow and create superior visuals.”

Tecplot 360 2008 R2
Tecplot 360, the company’s flagship product, combines vital engineering plotting and advanced data visualization into one tool. Upgrade enhancements for the Release 2 (R2) version of Tecplot 360 2008 include:

  • Fewer clicks that translate into faster results with less work. Smarter use of CFD metadata yields useful plots with up to 90% fewer mouse clicks after loading data.
  • Display of time and dates on any axis. Users now can create plots with absolute or elapsed times on any axis.
  • Improved animations for Microsoft PowerPoint. Tecplot 360 now includes true-color AVI export that Microsoft PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 can read without third-party plug-ins or system modifications. Those who prefer to use Adobe Flash can continue to take advantage of Tecplot’s SWF export option.

Tecplot 360 2008 R2 is available for Windows Vista and XP (32- and 64-bit), Mac OS X, Linux (32- and 64-bit), and UNIX. Annual license pricing starts at $3,200 in the U.S. Tecplot 360 2008 users with current SMS agreements can upgrade to R2 at no cost.

Tecplot Focus 2008 R2
Tecplot Focus is the company’s engineering plotting software and is designed to help users quickly plot, analyze and present engineering and test data. Upgrade enhancements for Tecplot Focus 2008 R2 include:

  • Display of time and dates on any axis. Create plots with absolute or elapsed times on any axis.
  • Faster processing for larger datasets. Take advantage of multiple processors for faster computation (up to 64 CPUs). Improvements extend Focus’ capabilities to handle more than 100,000 variables, mappings, and data zones.
  • Improved animations for PowerPoint. Tecplot Focus now includes true-color AVI export that PowerPoint 2003 and 2007 can read without third-party plug-ins or system modifications. Those who prefer to use Adobe Flash can continue to take advantage of Tecplot’s SWF export capabilities.

Tecplot Focus 2008 R2 is available for Windows Vista and XP (32- and 64-bit), Mac OS X, and Linux (34- and 62-bit). Pricing starts at $1,500 in the U.S. for a single-user perpetual license. Tecplot Focus 2008 users with current SMS agreements can upgrade to R2 at no cost.

About Tecplot, Inc.
Founded in 1981 and based in Bellevue, Wash., Tecplot, Inc. (www.tecplot.com) delivers visualization software for engineers and scientists who need to analyze, discover, and communicate results. The company launched Tecplot, its first software product for the scientific visualization market, in 1988. Since then, Tecplot has been applying and influencing the latest advances in visualization technologies and plotting capabilities. With more than 35,000 users worldwide, Tecplot has become the trusted name in data visualization.

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