Result Types

View the result types that can be added to a 3D view or a graph.

The results types are available on the Home tab, in the Add results group.

Table 1. Result types that can be added to a graph or 3D view.
Icon Icon text Description
Far field The far field results, for example, electric field, gain, axial ratio and RCS.
Near field The near field results, for example, such as electric field, flux density, SAR and isosurfaces.
Error estimate Colours the mesh in the 3D view according to the results for the error estimation.
Currents The currents results such as electric currents, magnetic currents and charges.
Currents The currents results for wire segments such as electric currents and charges.
Rays Ray information for a model solved with the RL-GO or UTD.
Source data The source results, for example, input impedance, reflection coefficient and VSWR.
Loads / Networks The results for loads and networks, for example, voltage, current and power.
S-matrix The S-parameter results.
Power The results for source power, for example, power in the far field and loss power.
RX antenna The results for the receiving antenna, for example, received power and phase.
RX antenna The results for the far field receiving antenna, for example, received power and phase.
RX antenna The results for the near field receiving antenna, for example,received power and phase.
RX antenna The results for the spherical modes receiving antenna, for example, such as received power and phase.
Probes The probe data from a cable schematic such as voltage and current.
SAR The SAR data such as 1g, 10, and volume average.
Optimisation The optimisation data, for example, individual and global goal and parameter data.
Transmission / reflection The transmission and reflection coefficients.
Characteristic modes The characteristic modes data, for example, model excitation coefficient, eigenvalue and modal significance.
Imports + Scripts Results from imported data and Lua scripts.

POSTFEKO only enable the icons for results available in the current model or project.

Restrictions on the Display of Data

The result types that can be displayed depends on the view type ( or graph).

3D views can display the following:
  • far fields
  • near fields
  • error estimates
  • currents
  • rays
  • SAR (only when calculated at a specific location)

Cartesian graphs can display all data, except for error estimates and currents on triangles (currents on segments can however be displayed).

Polar graphs can display data that varies according to angle (theta or phi). Only near fields and far fields meet this requirement.

Smith charts can display complex source data such as impedance and S-parameters.

Data can be imported for all graphs provided the data is consistent with the graph type.

Table 2. Summary of result types that can be plotted on various graphs types.
Result type Cartesian Smith Polar
Characteristic modes    
Far fields  
Near fields  
Optimisation results    
Transmission / reflection coefficients
Wire segment data (Charges / Currents / Error estimates)