Meshing the Mesh

Create the mesh with the correct settings.

The faces for the waveguide ports require a finer mesh to represent the highest mode that should be taken into account. The higher order modes are typically evanescent modes.
  1. Set a local mesh size on the faces of the waveguide ports.
    1. Select Union2 in the model tree.
    2. Expand Faces in the details tree.
    3. Select the three waveguide faces using one of the following workflows:
      • Press Ctrl and select all three port faces in the 3D view.
      • If the face labels are known, press Ctrl and select the faces in the details tree.
    4. From the right-click context menu select Properties.

    5. On the Meshing tab select the Local mesh size check box.
    6. In the Mesh size field, enter a value of lambda/20.

    7. Click OK to close the dialog.
  2. Create the mesh.
    1. On the Mesh tab, in the Meshing group, click the  Create mesh icon.
    2. Use the default settings ad click Mesh to mesh the model and to close the dialog.
  3. Save the model.
    Note: The CADFEKO message window will indicate that four files have been saved.