Defining Symmetry in the Model

Define and exploit the symmetry in the model (where applicable).

  1. On the Solve/Run tab, in the Solution Settings group, click the  Symmetry icon.

    Figure 1. The Symmetry Definition dialog.
  2. Under Planes of symmetry, select one of the following for the relevant planes:
    • No symmetry
    • Geometric symmetry
    • Electric symmetry
    • Magnetic symmetry
  3. Click OK to set the symmetry and to close the dialog.

    Figure 2. Example of a horn antenna with magnetic symmetry (in grey) defined at the X=0 plane and electric symmetry (in brown) defined at the Y=0 plane.
  4. [Optional] Hide the display of the symmetry planes in the 3D view. On the 3D View context tab, on the Display Options tab, in the Solver Display group, click the  Symmetry icon.