New Release of Tecplot 360 EX Now Available

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Leading Visual Data Analysis software helps technical professionals gain insight from extremely large datasets at unprecedented speed

Faster, more intuitive and easier to use -- these are the primary benefits users of Tecplot 360 EX 2015 Release 2 will most appreciate.

Tecplot, Inc., developer of the leading Visual Data Analysis (VDA) software for engineers and scientists, today announced the general availability of Tecplot 360 EX 2015 Release 2.

The new release, which is ten times faster than the legacy (2013) version of Tecplot 360 at computational analysis and graphics rendering, is the easiest-to-use CFD post-processor available. Specific new features include customizable color maps and improvements to data-probing functionality.

“We always seek input from our customer base when planning what features go into a new release,” Tecplot Product Manager Scott Fowler said. “Customizable color maps were at the top of our customers’ wish list, so it was an easy decision to devote the development resources necessary to include them in this release. Likewise, improvements to the data-probing tool were requested often by our customers who perform CFD post-processing work.”

Customizable color maps allow users to understand variations in their data through the use of graphical point & click color options. The color maps help users identify areas of interest in CFD solutions as large as one-billion cells.

In an effort to better position Tecplot 360 EX as a powerful data analysis tool, not merely a data visualization engine, enhancements to the data-probing functionality are included in the new release. These improvements allow users to more easily interrogate their data.

“Faster, more intuitive and easier to use – these are the primary benefits users of Tecplot 360 EX 2015 Release 2 will most appreciate,” Fowler said.

First released in 2014, Tecplot 360 EX is the most memory-efficient CFD post-processor available for desktop computers, requiring 92% less memory than earlier versions when loading modern high-fidelity CFD solutions. CFD engineers are now able to load and analyze data once reserved for only the largest high-performance computing centers.

The software’s industry-leading speed – both computational and rendering -- is achieved through Tecplot’s proprietary SZL technology, which is a combination of deferred data loading, exhaustive parallelization, and many other code optimizations.

Platforms and Pricing

Tecplot 360 EX 2015 Release 2 supports Windows 8, 7, Vista, Mac OS X, and Linux. Pricing starts at $4,400 in the United States and Canada for a single-user perpetual license. Existing Tecplot 360 EX users with current Software Maintenance Service agreements can upgrade to 2015 Release 2 at no cost. Special pricing is available for qualified academic users. A fully-functional free trial version is available at

About Tecplot, Inc.

Founded in 1981 by former Boeing engineers Don Roberts and Mike Peery, who today serve as CEO and chairman of the board, respectively, Tecplot is the leading developer of Visual Data Analysis (VDA) software for engineers and scientists. Tecplot’s products allow customers using desktop computers and laptops to quickly analyze and understand information hidden in complex data, and communicate their results to others via brilliant images and compelling animations. The privately held company’s products are used by more than 45,000 technical professionals around the world.

Tecplot has been awarded numerous Small Business Innovation Research contracts from DOD, NASA, DARPA, and the National Science Foundation. In 2012, the company was named a Red Herring Top 100 Americas Award winner. Since its founding more than 30 years ago, Tecplot has consistently delivered category-leading innovation to the engineering and scientific communities. Examples of this never-ending innovation include Tecplot RS for oil & gas reservoir simulation, Tecplot Chorus for analyzing multiple simulations of design-space exploration data, Tecplot 360 EX for lightning-fast analysis of massive CFD simulation data, and Tecplot Focus for automating routine data analysis and plotting tasks.

Tecplot, which is headquartered in Bellevue, Wash., has been named one of Seattle Business Magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For” for three straight years.

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