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Thermo-Calc Online Help

In 2015 we created an Online Help system that users can access from within Thermo-Calc (press F1 or from the menu select Help > Online Help). The Online Help system is searchable and easy to use. We hope to have it available on the website soon!

TC-Python Help and Documentation

TC-Python has its own searchable documentation that is generated directly from the program.

To learn more about the features of this powerful API, visit our TC-Python page

Current Documentation

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 Academic version of the software.

Quick Install for macOS

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 Academic version of the software.

Quick Install for TC-Python>
The installation guide for the Software Development Kit (SDK) TC-Python.

Complete Installation Guide for macOS, Windows, and Linux

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

Documentation Sets and User Guides

Guides for all Thermo-Calc Products

This section contains the PDF documentation for the current version of the software. A Documentation Set contains a variety of user guides packaged together in one PDF. Previous versions of the documentation can be found in the Archive section below on this page.

Thermo-Calc Documentation Set

Diffusion Module (DICTRA) Documentation Set and Quick Start Guides

Note that the Documentation Set also includes the Quick Start Guides.

Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) User Guide

Property Model Development Framework

TC-Python Online Help

Software Development Kits (SDKs)

Examples

Thermo-Calc Graphical Mode

Several examples to get started using Graphical Mode in Thermo-Calc. Includes collections for the Thermo-Calc Property Models, the Process Metallurgy Module, the Diffusion Module (DICTRA), and the Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA)

Thermo-Calc Console Mode

More than 45 examples using Console Mode in Thermo-Calc. Also see the Diffusion Module (DICTRA) for more Console Mode macro examples.

Diffusion Module (DICTRA) Console Mode

Comprehensive set of examples using the Diffusion Module (DICTRA). Graphical Mode examples for the Diffusion Module are included with the Thermo-Calc Graphical Mode examples.

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 search the help (press F1 in Thermo-Calc), read the documentation, 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 (SDK): TC-Python, TQ-Interface, TC-API or TC-Toolbox for MATLAB®. If you do not have an SDK, you can view the examples to get an idea of how the SDKs work.

Databases

Links to the database technical information and examples collections are available via the individual database pages.

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Archive

2020

The 2020a release documentation PDFs are below. All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help in Thermo-Calc. To access it, in Thermo-Calc press F1 or go to Help >Online help. The content in the help corresponds to the version of the Thermo-Calc installed.

Note that the Process Metallurgy Module information is included with both documentation sets as part of the Thermo-Calc Graphical Mode User Guide.

Thermo-Calc 2020a (PDFs)

2019

The 2019a and 2019b release documentation PDFs are below. All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help in Thermo-Calc. To access it, in Thermo-Calc press F1 or go to Help >Online help. The content in the help corresponds to the version of the Thermo-Calc installed.

Note that the Process Metallurgy Module information is included with both documentation sets as part of the Thermo-Calc Graphical Mode User Guide.

Thermo-Calc 2019a and 2019b (PDFs)
Diffusion Module (DICTRA) 2019a and 2019b (PDFs)
Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) 2019a and 2019b (PDFs)
Software Development Kits (SDKs) 2019a and 2019b (PDFs)
Examples 2019a and 2019b (Zip Folders)

2018

The 2018a and 2018b release documentation PDFs are below. All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help in Thermo-Calc. To access it, in Thermo-Calc press F1 or go to Help >Online help. The content in the help corresponds to the version of the Thermo-Calc installed.

Thermo-Calc 2018a and 2018b (PDFs)
Diffusion Module (DICTRA) 2018a and 2018b (PDFs)
Precipitation Module (TC-PRISMA) 2018a and 2018b (PDFs)

2016

The 2016a and 2016b release documentation PDFs are below. All of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help in Thermo-Calc. To access it, in Thermo-Calc press F1 or go to Help >Online help. The content in the help corresponds to the version of the Thermo-Calc installed.

Note that the TC-API, TC-Toolbox for MATLAB® and TQ-Interface Programmer Guides are packaged together in the SDK Documentation Set. 

2016b (PDFs)

2015

The 2015a and 2015b release documentation PDFs are below.

Starting with the 2015a release, all of this information (and more) is also accessible from the online help in Thermo-Calc. To access it, in Thermo-Calc press F1 or go to Help >Online help. The content in the help corresponds to the version of the Thermo-Calc installed.

2015b (PDFs)

2014 and Earlier

2014

Historically, there were separate software versions for Thermo-Calc and the SDKs. The documentation included below is from:

2013

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. There was also a less formal release cycle than there is today. The documentation included below is from:

2007 Tutorial

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.

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