Documentation

Read and download Thermo-Calc installation guides, user guides, examples, release notes, tutorials and more.

For information to help you understand the applications of Thermo-Calc, such as webinars, presentations, scientific bibliographies and more, visit our Resources page.

NOTE: In 2015 we created a new Online Help system that users can access from within Thermo-Calc. The Online Help system is searchable and easy to use. It contains all of the User Guides and can be found in the Thermo-Calc menu from Help > Online Help.

Installation guides


Quick Install for Windows

A quick installation of Thermo-Calc Software products on supported Windows platforms. This manual is optimal for Single User Node Locked Licenses (SUNLL) and for the Demo version of the software.

Quick Install for Mac

A quick installation of Thermo-Calc Software products on supported Mac platforms. This manual is optimal for Single User Node Locked Licenses (SUNLL) and for the Demo version of the software.

Complete Installation Guide for Mac, Windows and Linux

Complete installation guide covering all installations of all Thermo-Calc Software products.

SDK TC-Python Quick Installation Guide

The installation guide for the Software Development Kit (SDK), TC-Python.

User Guides


This section contains the User Guides for the current version of the software. User Guides for older versions of the software can be found in the Archive section below on this page.

Thermo-Calc User Guides

Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA) User Guide

Property Model Development Framework

Examples


Graphical Mode

Several examples to get started using Graphical Mode in Thermo-Calc, the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)

Thermo-Calc Console Mode

More than 50 examples using Console Mode in Thermo-Calc

Diffusion module (DICTRA) Console mode

Comprehensive set of examples using the Diffusion module (DICTRA). Graphical model examples for DICTRA are included in the Graphical mode examples above.

Property Model Development Framework

A small set of property models that are intended to help users start working in the Property Model Development Framework. NOTE: these are Python files, not tcs files, so they will not open directly in Thermo-Calc. Please read the User Guide below or watch the video to learn how to use them.

Software Development Kits (SDKs)

These examples can only be run if you have a Software Development Kit: TQ-Interface, TC-API or TC-Toolbox for MATLAB®. If you do not have a Software Development Kit, you can view the examples to get an idea of how the SDKs work.

Video Tutorials


Video Tutorials

View our video tutorials to learn how to install and use Thermo-Calc as well as the the Diffusion module (DICTRA) and the Precipitation module (TC-PRISMA)

Archive


2018

Below you will find documentation from the 2018a software release.

The Thermo-Calc and Diffusion Module (DICTRA) documentation sets include several individual guides that help you get started with your software. For example, based on the software, the sets include the Thermo-Calc and/or Diffusion Module User Guides, Command References, Example Guides, the Data Optimization and Database Manager User Guides.

Below there are also individual guides for installation, the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) and each of the software development kits (SDKs).

All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help. To access it, in Thermo-Calc go to Help >Online help.

2017

Below you will find documentation from the 2017a and 2017b software releases.

The Thermo-Calc and Diffusion Module (DICTRA) documentation sets include several individual guides that help you get started with your software. For example, based on the software, the sets include the Thermo-Calc and/or Diffusion Module User Guides, Command References, Example Guides, the Data Optimization and Database Manager User Guides.

Below there are also individual guides for installation, the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) and each of the software development kits (SDKs).

All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help. To access it, in Thermo-Calc go to Help >Online help.

2016

Below you will find documentation from the 2016a and 2016b software releases.

The Thermo-Calc and Diffusion Module (DICTRA) documentation sets include several individual guides that help you get started with your software. For example, based on the software, the sets include the Thermo-Calc and/or Diffusion Module User Guides, Command References, Example Guides, the Data Optimization and Database Manager User Guides.

In addition, the TC-API, TC-Toolbox for MATLAB and TQ-Interface Programmer Guides are packaged together in a documentation set and below there are the individual guides for installation and the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA). 

All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help. To access it, in Thermo-Calc go to Help >Online help.

2016b SDK Programmer Guides Documentation Set

PDF contains these programmer guides: TC-API, TQ-Interface and TC-Toolbox for MATLAB.

2016a SDK Documentation Set

PDF contains these programmer guides: TC-API, TQ-Interface and TC-Toolbox for MATLAB.

2015

Below you will find documentation from the 2015a and 2015b software releases.

In 2015 a new online help system became accessible from within Thermo-Calc. The online Help system is searchable and easy to use and contains all of the guides below.

To access the help, in Thermo-Calc go to Help >Online help.

 

2013 and Earlier

This is the software documentation relevant to various releases between 2008 and 2013. Historically, there were separate software versions for Thermo-Calc, DICTRA, TC-PRISMA and the SDKs. The documentation included below is from:

  • Thermo-Calc Version 3.1 and 3.0 (2013)
  • DICTRA version 27 
  • TC-PRISMA version 2.0 (2013)
  • Thermo-Calc Version S - Classic and TCW5 (approximately 2008)
  • TC-API version 6
  • TQ-Interface version 8
  • TC-Toolbox for MATLAB version 6
2009 Version S Examples

More than 50 examples demonstrating features and functionality of Thermo-Calc Classic ver. S

2008 V5 Thermo-Calc for Windows (TCW) Examples

18 examples demonstrating how to use Thermo-Calc for Windows (TCW) ver. 5

2008 VS Thermo-Calc Classic Examples

More than 50 examples demonstrating features and functionality of Thermo-Calc Classic ver. S

2007 Tutorial

Problems to be solved with Thermo-Calc from Mats Hillert

**See the Academia resource page for current academic material.**

A set of exercises from the text book “Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations” by Mats Hillert, Cambridge University Press (2007) that are intended to be solved using Thermo-Calc Department of Materials Science & Engineering KTH (Royal Institute of Technology), Stockholm, Sweden.

All the problems are based upon a textbook by Mats Hillert. Phase Equilibria, Phase Diagrams and Phase Transformations 2nd Edition, Cambridge University Press, 2007 ISBN-13: 9780521853514.

The Problems

These problems and their computerized solutions are open to anyone for reading and studying. However, in order to produce your own solution by following those presented in this document, you need at least the Thermo-Calc Classic version R. 

The present collection of problems has not been designed to make a general instruction to the use of Thermo-Calc, but will introduce you to features essential for solving special questions raised by the problems. Solving these problems with Thermo-Calc by following a detailed path is instructive, and will give a deeper insight in how thermodynamics works.

The problems are designed as exercises to various sections in the textbook and are collected chapter-wise. You can download one PDF that includes all problems for Chapters 1 to 11.

 

Customer Newsletters


Customer Newsletters

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