Charts are important - they play a primary role in decision-making when it comes to evaluating CFD results. Have you ever counted how often you change a chart after you’ve first created it? I’ll speculate it’s more than you think… you’ll probably want to change line and symbol colors and styles, change the range on both axes, change the fonts, and then change the colors again… these picks and clicks and scrolls take time. If you are using Excel or Matlab to create your charts, you lose the implicit connection between the chart and the data sources within your .sim file - going back and forth between the two costs you more time. Worse still, if you’re used to a certain plotting package, there are differences compared to STAR-CCM+® on where in the UI you need to make those changes. In having to switch back and forth between plotting packages, the time spent looking for where you need to make a change is potentially greater than the time needed to actually make it. To understand and communicate the information your charts contain more quickly, and to make your finalized charts faster in STAR-CCM+, version 12.02 introduces Chart Highlighting.