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ztdep October 9, 2008 11:42

tecplot data format
Dear friends:

I want to use tecplot to plot my field contour, i use a quadratic triangular element, but i do not know what is the format for the quadratic triangular element. Tecplot provide the format for the linear element. Regards

Dan October 9, 2008 11:59

Re: tecplot data format
yes, tecplot support just linear elements, but u convert a quad-triangle to four linear triangles then use tecplot (not a perfect solution, but what to do with this weakness of tecplot)

another solution is to use Paraview, it have support for quadratic elements as well (i'm not sure but i guess it split them in the same manner then visualize)

ztdep October 9, 2008 22:05

Re: tecplot data format
thank you very much, dear friends. so could you please help me with the format of the paraview. regards

Dan October 10, 2008 01:49

Re: tecplot data format
is simple, should write a vtk file, for this read this document:

writing text vtk file is easy, but binart is bit more difficult, there is a smaple F90 code to write a binary VTK file by Renato Elias here:

hope this helps

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