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File MenuUse the File commands to perform the following tasks:

• Create new geometric models.• Open, save, and close model files.• Open and save solution files.• Record, save, execute, and delete macros.• Import a model or solution, replacing the one that’s curren• Export a model or solution to a different file format.• Define printer setups and print models.• Exit from the current software module.

When you choose File from the menu bar, a menu similar to

Menu Commands Extensions/New/Open/Close/Save/Save As/Macro/ImportModeler File/Export mmandsPost Processor File/port Commandsrix Data File/Export Com-nds/Apply Changes/Print Setup/Print/Delete/Exit

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each software module.

frequently save your work ing all of your changes if a le. If you made changes save when you close the

close the windows of any

field solution. Opening a windows.

eting the window it is dis-

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Menu Commands Extensions/New/Open/Close/Save/Save As/Macro/ImportModeler File/Export mmandsPost Processor File/port Commandsrix Data File/Export Com-nds/Apply Changes/Print Setup/Print/Delete/Exit

File CommandsThe function of each File command is as follows:

Not all of these commands are available on the File menu of

Your model is not automatically saved. Therefore, be sure to while creating or editing a project. This prevents you from losproblem occurs that renders your workstation or PC inoperabsince the last time the model was saved, you are prompted toproject or exit the software.

New Opens a new window. New windows will previous models.

Open Reads in an existing geometric model ornew window will close any currently open

Close Closes the current model or solution, delplayed in.

Save Writes out a model to a set of disk files.Save As Writes out a model under a different namMacro Saves, records, executes, deletes and eImport Reads in geometric files or S-parameter Export Saves the current model or solution to aApply Changes Macro Editor. Applies the changes in the

model.Print Setup Defines your print settings.Print Prints a selected rectangle, active view w

the current project.Exit Exits the current module and returns to t

window.

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This module can be D Field Simulator version ion 2.0 or later, or Max-

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File ExtensionsDifferent modules of Ansoft software save their files with diffeyou and the software can tell which module created which filenamed gear.sm2 is a 2D Modeler file. Some commonly usedassociated software modules are listed below:

.sm3 Geometric model files from the 3D Modeler.accessed from Ansoft HFSS, the Maxwell 34.1 or later, the Maxwell Q3D Extractor verswell 3D version 6.0 or later.

.sm2 Geometric model files from the 2D Modeler.accessed from:• The 2D Modeler command in the Utilitie• The Maxwell 2D Parameter Extractor• The Maxwell 2D Field Simulator version• Maxwell 2D version 8.0 or later. • Maxwell Strata• Ansoft Ensemble2D modeler files can also be created in Plot

.obs, .att Geometric model files from Maxwell 2D’s Me4.33 or earlier.

.sld Geometric model files from the previous verThis module can be accessed from:• The Maxwell 3D Field Simulator version• The Maxwell 3D Parameter Extractor ve• The Maxwell Quick 3D Parameter Extra

earlier• Maxwell Eminence version 4.0 or earlier• Ansoft High Frequency Structure SimulaThese files can also be exported from the c

.sol Solution files from Maxwell 3D.

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l. The model drawn in this any other model that may l when you save it, by using

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File/NewUse the File/New command to create a new, unnamed modewindow can be saved as a new project and is independent ofbe loaded in the software. You specify the name of the modethe File/Save or File/Save As commands.

> To create a new project:1. Choose File/New. If your old model has not been saved,

save it. If the model has been saved, the old model vanishappears.

2. Select the units for your new model.3. Toggle the warning button, if desired. This allows you to t

warning window. If the warning has been toggled off, no w4. Choose OK to accept the units or choose Cancel to ignor5. Create your new model as you would normally.

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File/OpenUse this command to read in the following from a file:

• A geometric model. Objects can be copied from other mobut other models cannot be edited or saved as part of the

• A field solution. The currently loaded solution is not delete

On UNIX workstations, compressed files are automatically unopened.

> To read in a file:1. Choose File/Open. The Read Model window appears.2. Use the file browser to find the file you wish to open. By d

acceptable file extensions for the software you are using a3. Select the file you wish to open:

• On a workstation, these files appear in the Files list bo• On a PC, these files appear next to the Directories bo

4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The model then appears in the software.

Read Only Mode In read-only mode, the system prevents you from saving anyHowever, you can use the File/Save As command to save th3D Modeler command except File/Save may be accessed.

File/CloseUse this command to close an open geometric model, execufield solution and its associated view window.

> To close a file:• Choose File/Close.

If the project has changed since the last time it was saved, yoor not to save it to a disk file. Afterwards, the view window va

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File/SaveUse this command to save a geometric model, a set of boundassignment, any executive parameters, or post-processing in

> To save to a file:• Choose File/Save. One of the following things happens:

• If the file has been saved before or you have specifiedsystem saves the model to a disk file.

• If this is the first time the project is being saved and yoname for it, follow the directions for the File/Save As cunnamed model for the first time.

File/Save AsUse this command to save a geometric model or field solutio

> To save a file using the File/Save As command:1. Choose File/Save As. The Save Model window appears.2. Use the file browser to find the directory where you wish t3. Enter the name of the file to save in the Save file name f4. Select Binary format to save the file in binary form. Leav

the file in ASCII form.5. 3D Modeler. Select Verify model to verify the model befo

by default. Optionally, deselect this option to save without6. If the window has a Switch to saved field, do one of the

• Leave the field selected to display the new file name, a• Deselect Switch to saved to save the file under the n

which file is displayed.7. Choose OK or press Return.

Note: Be sure to save geometric models periodically; theycally. Saving frequently helps prevent the loss of yooccurs.

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File/MacroChoose the File/Macro commands to perform the following t

File/Macro/Start RecordingChoose this command to create a new macro and begin recocommands recorded in the macro may be entered thorough tdow, tool bar icons, or menu bar commands.

> To record a macro:1. Choose File/Macro/Start Recording. The Input macro n2. Enter the name of the macro. A .mac extension is automa

filename.3. Choose OK to accept the name and begin recording the m

cancel the creation of the macro.

The window closes and you may begin entering commands tMacro/Stop Recording to end the macro.

Refer to the Ansoft HFSS Introduction to the Ansoft Macro Larecordable macro commands.

Start Recording Creates a new macro and begins recordStop Recording Stops recording script commands in theExecute Executes the recorded macro.Delete Deletes an existing macro.Promote Copies a selected macro to a new direcEdit Macro Allows you to edit an existing macro.

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File/Macro/Stop RecordingChoose this command to stop recording the macro you are c

> To stop recording a macro:• Choose File/Macro/Stop Recording.

The macro stops recording and is saved to the specified file. executed with the File/Macro/Execute command.

File/Macro/ExecuteChoose this command to execute recorded macros.

> To execute a macro:1. Choose File/Macro/Execute. The Execute macro file bro2. Select the type of macro to execute:

• Project Macros lists the available project-related mac• User Macros lists the more commonly-used macros. • Shared Macros lists the macros that are used in more• System Macros are located in the installation director

used system macros. Once selected, the available macros appear.

3. Use the browser to locate and select the macro (.mac) file4. Choose OK.

The macro is executed, performing each script command rec

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File/Macro/DeleteChoose this command to delete any recorded macros.

> To delete a macro:1. Choose File/Macro/Delete. The Delete macro file brows2. Select the type of macro file to delete:

• Project Macros lists the available project-related mac• User Macros lists the more commonly-used macros. • Shared Macros lists the macros that are used in more• System Macros are located in the installation directorOnce selected, the available macros appear.

3. Select the macro (.mac) file to delete from the browser.4. Choose OK.

The selected macro is deleted.

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File/Macro/PromoteChoose this command to copy a selected macro file into a nemacro classifications are available:

> To promote a macro: 1. Choose File/Macro/Promote. If no directory exists in whi

macros, a window appears, asking you whether or not to Choose Yes to create the directory. When the directory isMacro window appears:

2. Select the Selected Macro menu bar to define the type odefined, a list of available macros appears in the left side selected directory appears in the field below the list.

3. Select the Promote To menu bar to define the directory inmacro. Once defined, the directory in which to store the min the lower-right corner of the window.

4. Choose Promote to add the macro to the right side of the5. Choose Close to accept the settings and close the windo

Project Macros Project-related macros. User Macros The most common macros used in c

project. Shared Macros Macros that can be used in more thaSystem Macros System-related macros.

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File/Macro/Edit MacroChoose this command to edit an existing macro. You must dein your preferences (.prefs) file prior to using this command. located in the /Maxwell/config directory.

To define the editor, add the following line to the end of your

MacroEditor EditorName macedit where macedit is the executable name of the Ansoft Macro E

> To edit a macro:1. Choose File/Macro/Edit Macro. The Ansoft Macro Edito2. Modify the selected macro accordingly.3. When finished, choose File/Exit to exit the text editor.

Note: If you choose this command from the HFSS 3D PosEditor allows you to export any antenna parametersDatabase Macro window using the Edit/Database mand.

If you choose this command from the HFSS Matrix DMacro Editor allows you to export the S, Y, Z, gammparameters macros in the Export Database MacroDatabase Export Macro/Add command.

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File/ImportUse this command to read a geometric model or S-parametercurrent window. The imported file replaces the existing modedow.

The File/Import commands are as follows:

File/Import/2D Modeler File3D Modeler

Use this command to import an .sm2 file created with Ansoft’

> To import a 2D Modeler file in the 3D Modeler:1. Choose File/Import/2D Modeler File from the File menu2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish 3. If you are importing a DXF file, select Polygonal Approx

model more accurately. 4. Select the file you wish to import:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

5. Choose OK.

The file is imported, replacing the existing model.

2D Modeler File Imports an Ansoft 2D modeler (.sm3D Modeler/ACIS File Imports the following types of 3D m

.iges, .sat, .stl, .geo, and .sm3.

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File/Import/3D Modeler/ACIS File3D Modeler

Use this command to import the following types of files:

When importing an Ansoft .sld file, keep the following points i

• Any air regions that were created in the old model becomnew version.

• Any terminals created in the old model are imported as sh• For .sm3, .sat, and .sld files, the File/Import/3D Modeler

bypasses the Translators command in the Maxwell Cont• Compressed files are automatically uncompressed when

When importing an Agilent geometry file to import, keep the f

• The model’s background size, units, and object names ar• The model’s material properties, boundary conditions and

solutions are not imported.• Do not choose an Agilent .sld file for import. It is not a sol

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.sld Ansoft 3D Modeler version 5 and e

.sm3 Ansoft 3D Modeler version 6 and l

.stp, .step industry standard STEP geometry

.igs, .iges industry standard IGES geometry

.sat ACIS geometry solid model

.stl Stereolithography solid model

.geo Agilent HFSS solid model

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> To import a 3D Modeler file into the Ansoft 3D Modeler:1. Choose File/Import/3D Modeler/ACIS File from the File 2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish 3. Select the file you wish to import:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK.

The software invokes the appropriate translator and loads theing the existing model in the view window. The model can noan ACIS version 6.0 model file, for use in the Ansoft 3D Mod

An automatic healing procedure is invoked after reading in ththat can be corrected, such as reversed face-normals, will bexlate.log is created in the project directory during the translatabout the translation process and can be examined if the tran

Some of the healing and translation functions are time consumprogress window may not respond quickly.

Scaling and Units ConversionOnce the model has been imported, verify that the units haveimport. Choose Options/Units to change the units while keepues, or to change the units while keeping the dimensions conmodel does not have proper dimensions after the translation,match the dimensions or units of the original geometry.

Batch Processing with TranslatorsFor batch processing, you can import solid model files in the example, to read in an IGES file named in.igs and create an enter the following commands at the command prompt:

modeler3 -xlate -input_format iges -inputout.sm3

where the input format can be step, iges, sld, acis, stl or aglating several files using UNIX shell scripts or Windows batch

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File/Import/HFSS 6Matrix Data Post Processor

Use this command to read in the S-parameter data for one orHFSS version 6 project. Imported solution names have the fo

In order to import, both projects must be compatible in terms modes per port.

> To import S-parameter information into the Matrix Data Post 1. Choose File/Import/HFSS 6 from the File menu.2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish

S-parameter information is saved with the .szg file extens3. Select the file you wish to import:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK. A window appears prompting you to select th5. Choose OK after you have selected the solutions you wis

The imported S-parameters become part of the current projecthe same way as any other set of S-parameters.

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File/Import/TouchstoneMatrix Data Post Processor

Use this command to read in the S-parameter data from a Totion names have the form proj:data description.

In order to import, the Touchstone file must be compatible witnumber of ports and modes per port.

> To import S-parameter information into the Matrix Data Post 1. Choose File/Import from the File menu.2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish t

have an .s#p file extension.3. Select the file you wish to import:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK.

The imported S-parameters become part of the current projecthe same way as any other set of S-parameters.

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3D Modeler File/Export Commands3D Modeler

Use the File/Export command in the 3D Modeler to write a fimats:

• .sm2 • .sld • ACIS version 5.0 file (.sat)• ACIS version 3.0 file (.sat)

File/Export/2D Modeler File3D Modeler

When you export a file in the 2D (.sm2) format, the xy plane

If you need to export a plane that does not coincide with the Coordinates/Move Origin command to redefine the locationplane.

> To export a file:1. Choose File/Export/2D Modeler File to save the file in a 2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish 3. Select the file you wish to export:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK.

The file is exported in the specified format.

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mmandsost Processor File/ort Commands

ile/Export Animationrix Data File/Export Com-ndsApply ChangesPrint SetupPrintDeleteExit

File/Export/Old 3D Modeler File3D Modeler

Use this command to export a file to an .sld format.

> To export a file:1. Choose File/Export/ Old 3D Modeler (.sld) to save the fil

version 5 and earlier) 3D model format.2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish 3. Select the file you wish to export:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK.

The file is exported in the specified format.

File/Export/ACIS Ver 5.0 File3D Modeler

Use this command to export a file to the ACIS .sat file format

> To export a file:1. Choose File/Export/ACIS Ver 5.0 File to save the file in a

format.2. Use the file browser that appears to find the file you wish 3. Select the file you wish to export:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

4. Choose OK.

The file is exported in the specified format.

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File/Export/ACIS Ver 3.0 File3D Modeler

Use this command to export a file to the ACIS .sat. file forma

> To export a file:1. Choose File/Export/ACIS Ver 3.0 File to save the file in a

format. The file browser appears.2. Select the file you wish to export:

• On the workstation, these files appear in the Files list • On the PC, these files appear next to the Directories

3. Choose OK.

The file is exported in the specified format.

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3D Post Processor File/Export Commands3D Post Processor

Use the File/Export Animation command in the 3D Post Promated plot.

File/Export Animation3D Post Processor

Choose this command to export an animated plot. On a worksto animated Graphics Interchange Format (GIF). On a PC, yoexport to Audio Video Interleave (AVI) format. By default, Anstions using the Cinepak compression method at 50 percent.

> To export an animation:1. Create an animated plot in the 3D Post Processor.2. Choose File/Export Animation. The Export Animation

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pull-down menu., choose the file folder hich to store the file. fault, GIF is the selected

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MenuCommandsExtensionsNewOpenCloseSaveSave AsMacroImportodeler File/Export Com-

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port Commandsrix Data File/Export Com-ndsApply ChangesPrint SetupPrintDeleteExit

3. Select the animation to export from the Export animation4. Enter the File name of the animation to export. Optionally

icon to access a file browser and select the directory in w5. Define the Format in which to export the animation. By de

format. 6. Define the Size of the animation by doing one of the follow

• Select Use active window size (the default) to use thesize of the animation.

• Select Specify size and enter the values for the Widthanimation window.

7. Enter the Delay between frames. This value is entered invalue of 1 by default.

8. Optionally, select Gray scale to export the animation in ganimations tend to use less memory than full color anima

Choose OK to export the animation or Cancel to cancel the a

Note: Animated GIFs and AVIs cannot be read in or viewesor.

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essor to write a set of matri-

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rix Data File/Export mmandsApply ChangesPrint SetupPrintDeleteExit

Matrix Data File/Export CommandsMatrix Data Post Processor

Use the File/Export commands in the Matrix Data Post Procces to a data file in one of the following formats:

File/Export/Data TableMatrix Data Post Processor

The table format is a text file where the elements of the S-maof columns. This may be imported into a spreadsheet or simi

> To create a data file in a table format:1. Select a solution from the Solution list. 2. Choose File/Export/Data Table. A file browser appears. 3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .t

the window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speci

File/Export/CitifileMatrix Data Post Processor

> To create a data file in Citifile format:1. Select a solution from the Solution list. 2. Choose File/Export/Citifile. A file browser appears.3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .ci

window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speci

• data table • Touchstone/Libra •• Citifile • Neutral Format •• Serenade • PSpice •

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File/Export/SerenadeMatrix Data Post Processor

> To create a data file in Serenade format:1. Select a solution from the Solution list. 2. Choose File/Export/Serenade. A file browser appears.3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .s

the window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speci

File/Export/Touchstone/LibraMatrix Data Post Processor

> To create a data file in Touchstone/Libra format:1. Select a solution from the Solution list. 2. Choose File/Export/Touchstone/Libra. A file browser ap3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .t

the window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you specimat.

File/Export/Neutral FormatMatrix Data Post Processor

> To create a data file in a neutral format:1. Select a solution that has been renormalized to 50 ohms 2. Choose File/Export/Neutral Format. A file browser appe3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .n

the window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you specidefined by the MAFET Consortium.

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File/Export/PSpiceMatrix Data Post Processor

Choose this command to export S-parameter data from a termat. Importing the new file to PSpice will enable you to includcuit simulations.

You must have a frequency sweep solution and five or more fully export a PSpice file. See the Setup Full-Wave Spice sesuggestions about the frequency range of the sweep. Exportiappropriate for solutions matrices that have been converted tbased on differential pairs.

> To create a data file in PSpice format:1. Select a terminal solution from the Solutions list. 2. Choose File/Export/PSpice. 3. A file browser appears. An .lib extension is automatically

file name.4. Choose OK to accept the file name.

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S does not solve at DC, S-parameter data. The

uency point to 0, using panel. The DC S-Matrix s for any frequency nt and 0.the bottom of the screen. in the upper-right corner

the S-parameters. ls) and Phase of the S-

nents of the S-parameters .

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5. The DC S-Matrix Extrapolation window appears.

A DC solution is required for circuit simulation. Ansoft HFSbut can extrapolate a DC solution from the available HFSSDC solution is extrapolated from the minimum solved freqthe same division of steps specified in the Solution SetupExtrapolation panel allows you to edit S-parameter valuepoints that lie between the minimum solved frequency poi

6. Select an S-matrix element to edit in the S-matrix table at 7. Select the Entry Format to use from the pull-down menu

of the screen.8. Enter the associated values for the selected entry format:

• For Mag., Phase, enter the Magnitude and Phase of • For Mag. (dB), Phase, enter the Magnitude (in decibe

parameters.• For Real, Imag., enter the Real and Imaginary compo

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inal solution to HSPICE for-de wave effects in HSPICE

frequency points to success-section of the online help for ing to HSPICE format is o terminal form and are not

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9. Enter the Phase angle of the S-parameters. This value shsolutions.

10.Optionally, select the Use Symmetry check box in order the corresponding entry in the S-matrix to be symmetric wmodifying.

11.Choose Modify to assign the changes to the selected S-m12.Optionally, enter a value in the Snap Delta field. All value

differ from 0 or 1 by less than the Snap Delta value will bto 0 or 1 when you choose Snap DC Values.

13.Choose Snap DC Values. 14.Choose OK to complete any modifications to the DC solu

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speciSee the Technical Notes section on Exporting Terminal S-MatAnalysis for more information.

File/Export/HSPICEMatrix Data Post Processor

Choose this command to export S-parameter data from a termmat. Importing the new file to HSPICE will enable you to inclucircuit simulations.

You must have a frequency sweep solution and five or more fully export an HSPICE file. See the Setup Full-Wave Spice suggestions about the frequency range of the sweep. Exportappropriate for solutions matrices that have been converted tbased on differential pairs.

> To create a data file in HSPICE format:1. Select a terminal solution from the Solutions list. 2. Choose File/Export/PSpice. 3. A file browser appears. An .sp extension is automatically

file name.4. Choose OK to accept the file name.

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S does not solve at DC, S-parameter data. The

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the S-parameters. ls) and Phase of the S-

nents of the S-parameters.ould be 0 or 180 for DC

to change the values of ith the entry you are

l.s in the S-matrix that e automatically changed

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fied in the HSPICE format. rix Data for Full-Wave Spice

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5. The DC S-Matrix Extrapolation window appears. A DC solution is required for circuit simulation. Ansoft HFSbut can extrapolate a DC solution from the available HFSSDC solution is extrapolated from the minimum solved freqthe same division of steps specified in the Solution SetupExtrapolation panel allows you to edit S-parameter valuepoints that lie between the minimum solved frequency poi

6. Select an S-matrix element to edit in the S-matrix table at 7. Select the Entry Format to use from the pull-down menu

of the screen.8. Enter the associated values for the selected entry format:

• For Mag., Phase, enter the Magnitude and Phase of • For Mag. (dB), Phase, enter the Magnitude (in decibe

parameters.• For Real, Imag., enter the Real and Imaginary compo

9. Enter the Phase angle of the S-parameters. This value shsolutions.

10.Optionally, select the Use Symmetry check box in order the corresponding entry in the S-matrix to be symmetric wmodifying.

11.Choose Modify to assign the changes to the selected cel12.Optionally, enter a value in the Snap Delta field. All value

differ from 0 or 1 by less than the Snap Delta value will bto 0 or 1 when you choose Snap DC Values.

13.Choose Snap DC Values. 14.Choose OK to complete any modifications to the DC solu

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speciSee the Technical Notes section on Exporting Terminal S-MatAnalysis for more information.

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appended to the default

S does not solve at DC, S-parameter data. The

uency point to 0, using panel. The DC S-Matrix s for any frequency nt and 0.the bottom of the screen. in the upper-right corner

the S-parameters. ls) and Phase of the S-

nents of the S-parameters.d be 0 or 180 for DC

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File/Export/Maxwell SpiceMatrix Data Post Processor

Choose this command to export S-parameter data from a terMaxwell Spice format. Importing the new file to Maxwell Spicwave effects in Maxwell Spice circuit simulations.

You must have a frequency sweep solution and five or more fully export a Maxwell Spice file. See the Setup Full-Wave Shelp for suggestions about the frequency range of the sweep.format is appropriate for solutions matrices that have been coare not based on differential pairs.

> To create a data file in Maxwell Spice format:1. Select a terminal solution from the Solutions list. 2. Choose File/Export/Maxwell Spice. 3. A file browser appears. An .spc extension is automatically

file name.4. Choose OK to accept the file name. 5. The DC S-Matrix Extrapolation window appears.

A DC solution is required for circuit simulation. Ansoft HFSbut can extrapolate a DC solution from the available HFSSDC solution is extrapolated from the minimum solved freqthe same division of steps specified in the Solution SetupExtrapolation panel allows you to edit S-parameter valuepoints that lie between the minimum solved frequency poiSelect an S-matrix element to edit in the S-matrix table at

6. Select the Entry Format to use from the pull-down menuof the screen.

7. Enter the associated values for the selected entry format:• For Mag., Phase, enter the Magnitude and Phase of • For Mag. (dB), Phase, enter the Magnitude (in decibe

parameters.• For Real, Imag., enter the Real and Imaginary compo

8. Enter the Phase angle of the frequency. This value shoulsolutions.

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to change the values of ith the entry you are

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ommand to export the termi-at.

al solution is indicated formation. You must mpute/Terminal

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9. Optionally, select the Use Symmetry check box in order the corresponding entry in the S-matrix to be symmetric wmodifying.

10.Choose Modify to assign the changes to the selected cel11.Optionally, enter a value in the Snap Delta field. All value

differ from 0 or 1 by less than the Snap Delta value will bto 0 or 1 when you choose Snap DC Values.

12.Choose Snap DC Values. 13.Choose OK to complete any modifications to the DC solu

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you specimat. See the Technical Notes section on Exporting Terminal SSpice Analysis for more information.

File/Export/Terminal Zo TableMatrix Data Post Processor

If you have terminals defined for your problem, choose this cnal characteristic impedance matrix in tab-delimited text form

> To export Terminal Zo data:1. Select a terminal solution from the Solutions list. A termin

by the word Terminal following the solution’s frequency inhave already defined the terminal solution by choosing CoMatrices.

2. Choose File/Export/Terminal Zo Table. A file browser ap3. Enter the name of the data file. By default, files with the .t

the window.4. Choose OK to complete the command.

The S-matrices are now written to the data file that you speci

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File/Apply ChangesMacro Editor

Use this command to apply the changes made to the currentMacro Editor.

> To apply the changes:1. Modify the modeler macro as needed.

Choose File/Apply Changes. The modifications are applied changes accordingly.

File/Print SetupUse this command to define your printer settings such as thesend output and the form and orientation of the output. For woidentical to the Print command in the Maxwell Control Panel.

> To define the printer settings for the PC:1. Choose File/Print Setup. The Print Setup window appea2. Select the Printer to which you will send the output.3. Select the Form of the output document.4. Select the Orientation of the output document.5. Optionally, choose More for advanced document settings

new printer for the print jobs.6. If the output is two-sided, select the type of output form yo

information on other PC options that appear in the Print SMicrosoft Windows user’s guide.

7. Specify any Maxwell printing options.8. Choose OK to accept the settings or choose Cancel to ca

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rix Data File/Export Com-ndsApply ChangesPrint Setup/Printile/Print/Rectangleile/Print/Active Viewile/Print/ProjectDeleteExit

File/PrintUse this command to print the following.

File/Print/Rectangle> On a PC, to print a rectangular area in the window:

1. Choose File/Print/Rectangle. The cursor symbol change2. Click on a corner of a region in the window that you wish 3. Use the mouse to select the region to print. As you move

appears outlining the selected area. 4. Click on a corner that is diagonally opposite the one you j

dow appears.5. Optionally, choose Setup to define printer settings. For m

PC options that appear in the Print window, see the Microguide.

6. Choose OK to print the selected region or Cancel to exit

All objects that lie inside the selected region are printed.

> On a workstation, to print a rectangular area in the window:1. Choose File/Print/Rectangle. The Print window appears2. Select one of the following:

• Select File to print the selected region to a file. File forFile/Print Setup command.

• Select Printer and enter the name of the printer to wh3. Optionally, choose Print Setup to define the print settings

identical to the File/Print Setup command. 4. Choose OK to accept the settings. The window closes, an

changes to a hand icon.5. Click the left mouse button on the window from which to p

to crosshairs. 6. Click the left mouse button on one corner of the area to p

Rectangle Print a selected rectangle.Active View Print a selected active view window.Project Print all current windows in the projec

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7. Click the left mouse button on the opposite corner to print8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each region to print.9. Click the right mouse button to exit.

All objects that lie inside the selected region are printed.

File/Print/Active ViewUse this command to print the active view window.

> On a PC, to print the active view window:1. Select the window you wish to print to make it active.2. Choose File/Print/Active View. The Print window appea3. Optionally, choose Setup to define printer settings. For m

PC options that appear in the Print window, see the Microguide.

The active view window is then printed.

> On a workstation, to print the model in the active view window1. Select the view window to print.2. Choose File/Print/Active View. The Print window appea3. Select one of the following:

• Select File to print the selected region to a file. File forFile/Print Setup command.

• Select Printer and enter the name of the printer to wh4. Optionally, choose Print Setup to define the print settings

identical to the File/Print Setup command. 5. Choose OK to accept the settings.

The active view window is then printed.

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File/Print/ProjectUse this command to print all current windows in the project.

> On a PC, to print the project:1. Choose File/Print/Project. The Print window appears.2. Optionally, choose Setup to define printer settings. For m

PC options that appear in the Print window, see the Microguide.

All view windows in the project are then printed.

> On a workstation, to print the project:1. Choose File/Print/Project. The Print window appears. 2. Select one of the following:

• Select File to print the selected region to a file. File forFile/Print Setup command.

• Select Printer and enter the name of the printer to wh3. Optionally, choose Print Setup to define the print settings

identical to the File/Print Setup command. 4. Choose OK to accept the settings.

All view windows in the project are then printed.

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File/DeleteMatrix Data Post Processor

Use this command to delete one or more solutions from the sing a solution, review the following:

• When you delete a solution, the S-parameters for it are re• If emission test results were computed for the solution, th• If you delete an imported solution, it will only affect the cu

project from which the information was imported.• Removing a solution does not affect the field solutions sa

> To delete a solution:1. Choose File/Delete. The following window appears:

2. Select the solutions you wish to delete.3. Choose Delete. The selected solutions are deleted.

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File/ExitUse this command to exit the current software module.

> To exit the module:1. Choose File/Exit. The following message appears:

Save changes to “projectname” before closwhere projectname represents the name of the selected p

2. Do one of the following:• Choose Cancel to stay in the module and not save the• Choose Yes to save the changes for the project before• Choose No to exit without saving the changes.

You then exit the current module and return to the Executive

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