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Custom 2-D and 3-D Antenna

Stereolithography files, custom 2-D meshes, 2-D geometry, geometrical shapes, mathematical operators

Create your own customized antenna by importing a planar mesh. For more complex 2-D structures, use 2-D shapes provided in the Antenna Toolbox™ and perform Boolean operations on them. The resulting shape can be a 2-D antenna, or it can be describe a specific layer in the PCB stack.

To author 3-D antenna geometry, Use Stereolithography (STL) files. Define the feed for this arbitrary element and analyze the antenna or array using existing analysis functions.

Objects

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customAntennaMeshCreate 2-D custom mesh antenna on X-Y plane
customArrayMeshCreate 2-D custom mesh antenna array on X-Y plane
customAntennaGeometryCreate antenna represented by 2-D custom geometry
customArrayGeometryCreate array represented by 2-D custom geometry
customAntennaStlCreate custom antenna 3-D geometry using STL files
antenna.CircleCreate circle centered at origin on X-Y plane
antenna.EllipseCreate ellipse centered at origin on X-Y plane
antenna.PolygonCreate polygon on X-Y plane
antenna.RectangleCreate rectangle centered at origin on X-Y plane

Functions

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addBoolean unite operation on two shapes
subtractBoolean subtraction operation on two shapes
plusShape1 + Shape2
minusShape1 - Shape2
intersectBoolean intersection operation on two shapes
andShape1 & Shape2
areaCalculate area of shape in square meters
showDisplay antenna or array structure; display shape as filled patch
meshMesh properties of metal or dielectric antenna or array structure
plotPlot boundary of shape
scaleChange the size of the shape by a fixed amount
translateMove shape to new location
rotateRotate shape about axis and angle
rotateXRotate shape about X-axis and angle
rotateYRotate shape about Y-axis and angle
rotateZRotate shape about Z-axis and angle
shapesExtract and modify metal layers from PCBReader object

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