View Cuts By Frequency

This kind of plot can be used to compare the amplitude measurements made by the simulation process for a particular component, step, cut and point in the sweep, against a simulation frequency. This option is useful when the user has selected a frequency sweep in the Simulation Settings, in order to inspect how the measurements for a particular observation point change through a frequency sweep.

When this option is chosen from the Show Results > Far Field > View Cuts By Frequency menu, the panel presented in the figure below will appear.

Figure 1. View Cuts By Frequency panel

Similar to the behaviour 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, step, and observation point in a phi or theta cut, against every possible frequency that has been simulated. More series can be added, by selecting component, step and spherical coordinates in the control panel that appears leftside to the plot.

  • Component the plane wave component to inspect. Select one of the possible values Eθ, Eφ or Et.
  • Step the parametric step to select. These should have been defined prior to the calculation when designing the simulation.
  • Theta cut / Phi cut select one of the theta cuts or phi cuts that were previously added to the project.
  • Point select a particular observation point in the cut selected before.

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, press the Remove series button.

Series can be imported and exported. To save a series press 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.