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Old   April 10, 2015, 01:06
Default Contour type in Tecplot360
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Dear All,

I select "Flood and Lines" under "Contour type". For the lines I would like to use it to visualize the iso-lines, e.g. T=1800 K. In the Tecplot 360, is it possible to two iso-lines corresponding to two quantities, for example, T=1800K and Ux=0. In this case, I should select two lines, however, in Tecplot 360, there is only one line.

Anybody know if it is possible to plot out two iso-lines corresonding to two quantities?

Thank you in advance.
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One way to do this is to layer transparent frames one on top of another (with the bottom frame not transparent) to create the needed plot. The linking and layering of the frames is done via the menu Frame>>Frame Linking.

An example of this layering is on your computer in the Tecplot folder C:\Program Files\Tecplot\Tecplot 360 EX 2015 R1\examples\2D and is called AeronauticalPlot.lpk . The idea is that you would create a line contour of T in one frame (and then make the plot background transparent), and then make a second plot in a new frame of contours lines of Ux.Then link the two plots together in size and location, and put the frame with the transparent background on top of the other.

A screen shot of the plot is below AeronauticalPlot is attached.

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Dear Scott,

This is a really good idea. I think this can work and I will have a try with it. Thank you very much for your help.

All the best,

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One way to do this is to layer transparent frames one on top of another (with the bottom frame not transparent) to create the needed plot. The linking and layering of the frames is done via the menu Frame>>Frame Linking.

An example of this layering is on your computer in the Tecplot folder C:\Program Files\Tecplot\Tecplot 360 EX 2015 R1\examples\2D and is called AeronauticalPlot.lpk . The idea is that you would create a line contour of T in one frame (and then make the plot background transparent), and then make a second plot in a new frame of contours lines of Ux.Then link the two plots together in size and location, and put the frame with the transparent background on top of the other.

A screen shot of the plot is below AeronauticalPlot is attached.

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An associate of mine mentioned another way to achieve the plotting of two variables from one zone. The process is to duplicate the zone (via Data>>Create Zone>>Duplicate), and then make both zones active and plot T in one zone, and Ux in the other duplicated zone.

This method should not use too much more memory, and is easier than layering frames.

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Dear Scott,

You are so kind. The suggestion is very helpful! I will try this method.

BTW, did you have the plane to include this function in the new version of Tecplot360? Because I think in many occasions we need to plot two iso-lines that correspodn to two quantities.

Thank you very much.
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An associate of mine mentioned another way to achieve the plotting of two variables from one zone. The process is to duplicate the zone (via Data>>Create Zone>>Duplicate), and then make both zones active and plot T in one zone, and Ux in the other duplicated zone.

This method should not use too much more memory, and is easier than layering frames.

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