Tecplot, CD-adapco Develop Interface for Polyhedral Performance

30 Jan, 2008

Partnership enables users to combine CFD, visualization, and animation functionality.

Tecplot, developer of Tecplot data-visualization and technical plotting solutions, has partnered with CD-adapco to create a new interface between Tecplot 360 2008 and CD-adapco's STAR-CCM+ computational fluid dynamics (CFD) software.

The partnership reportedly will enable customers of both companies to combine the CFD solutions of STAR-CCM+ with the visualization capabilities of Tecplot 360 2008. Tecplot users will be able to read STAR-CCM+'s native file format, and CD-adapco users will have access to Tecplot 360's publishing-quality images and animations.

"Being the first to natively support the STAR-CCM+ format shows our dedication to both CD-adapco's customers, as well as our own," said Tecplot president Mike Peery. "Polyhedral performance is becoming increasingly important, and the combined power of our respective applications will yield major productivity gains for users."

David Vaughn, director of Aerospace and Defense for CD-adapco, said, "Tecplot continues to be an invaluable partner for CD-adapco. Their user focus meshes perfectly with our mission to develop long-term relationships in order to provide maximum benefit for the customer."

CD-adapco states that it plans to support the export of the Tecplot format in the next release of STAR-CCM+.