Creating the Plate

Create the plate with a vertical orientation located at the origin using a rectangle.

  1. On the Construct tab, in the Create Surface group, click the  Rectangle icon.
  2. Create a rectangle using the Base centre, width, depth definition method.
    1. Base centre (C): (0, 0, 0)
    2. Width (W): lambda
    3. Depth (D): lambda
    4. Label: Reflector
    Figure 1. The Create Rectangle dialog.

  3. Modify the orientation of the rectangle.
    1. On the Create Rectangle dialog, click the Workplane tab.
    2. Click Predefine workplane.
    3. From the drop-down list, select Global YZ.
  4. Click Create to create the rectangle and to close the dialog.