View Cuts by Step

This kind of plot lets the user analyze far field measurements made by the simulation process for a particular component, frequency, order, antenna, theta or phi cut and observation point against the parametric steps defined in the project. This option is useful when the user has parametrized a simulation by adding parameters and making objects such as geometries depend on the parameters themselves.

When this option is chosen from the Show Results > Far Field > View Cuts by Steps menu, the panel presented below will appear:

Figure 1. View cuts by step panel

Similar to the behavior of the standard Far Field chart, this panel displays a plot with the results and several options for adding and removing extra series from the plot.

When initially open, the panel will display a default series in the plot that will represent the measurements for a particular component, frequency, order, antenna, and observation point, against every possible step that has been simulated. More series can be added, by selecting component, frequency, order, antenna and spherical coordinates in the control panel that appears on the left side of the plot.

  • Component: the results may be plotted using different polarization and its components:
    • Lineal: Etheta, Ephi, Etotal components.
    • Gain (dBi): Theta Gain, Phi Gain, Total Gain components

    Figure 2. Component group
  • Frequency: frequencies that have been simulated.
  • Point:: select a particular observation point.
  • Order: select a particular order.
  • Antenna: select a particular antenna.

The selected series can be added to the plot by pressing the Add Series button. It is also possible to modify the look and delete series previously added to the chart. You can change the color of a particular series by selecting it in the list and pressing the Change Colors. To remove a series from the plot representation, click on the Remove series button.

Series can be imported and exported. To save a series click on the Export series button. Later it is possible to load previously exported series by pressing the Import Series button and locating the file where the results were saved in.