# MeshPlate

A mesh entity representing one or more unmeshed polygons. This type of mesh is typically solved using a solution method that does not require fine subdivision, like the uniform theory of diffraction.

## Example

application = cf.Application.GetInstance()
project = application:NewProject()

-- Set the frequency

project.Contents.SolutionConfigurations.GlobalFrequency.Start = "1e08"

-- Create geometry, set solution method to UTD

polygons.Faces["Face1"].SolutionMethod = cf.Enums.RegionSolutionMethodEnum.UTD

-- Mesh

project.Mesher:Mesh()

meshPlates = project.Contents.Meshes["Rectangle1_1"].Plates

for i in ipairs(meshPlates) do

-- Obtain the 'MeshPlate'

meshPlate = meshPlates[i]

-- Reverse the element normals on the plate

meshPlate:ReverseElementNormals()
end

## Inheritance

The MeshPlate object is derived from the Object object.

## Usage locations

The MeshPlate object can be accessed from the following locations:

## Property List

BasisFunctionSettings
Local basis function solver settings for the face. (Read/Write BasisFunctionLocalSolverSettings)
BoundingBox
A box indicating the bounding box of this entity. (Read only Box). (Read only Box)
Coating
The face coating specified by a predefined Layered dielectric medium. An electrically thin coating is applied on both sides of the face, while an electrically thick coating is applied on the normal side of the face. The face should be set up to have free space on at least one of the sides, while the other side can be free space or PEC. Changing this property will set CoatingEnabled to true. (Read/Write Medium)
CoatingEnabled
Specifies if a coating should be applied to the face. (Read/Write boolean)
FaceAbsorbingSettings
The face absorption, reflection and transmission properties with regards to rays. Only applies if the SolutionMethod is set to RLGO. (Read/Write RLGOFaceAbsorbingSettings)
IntegralEquation
The type of integral equation for perfectly conducting metallic surfaces. Only applies when SolutionMethod is set to None. (Read/Write IntegralEquationTypeEnum)
Label
LocalMeshSize
The local mesh size for the wire/edge. Changing this property will set LocalMeshSizeEnabled to true. (Read/Write ParametricExpression)
LocalMeshSizeEnabled
Specifies if the local mesh size should be used for the wire/edge. (Read/Write boolean)
Medium
Part
The mesh part that this entity belongs to. (Read only Mesh)
SolutionMethod
The local solution method used for the face. (Read/Write FaceSolutionMethodEnum)
SurfaceCoatingType
The surface coating type for the face. (Read/Write SurfaceCoatingTypeEnum)
Thickness
The face medium thickness. Only applies when the Medium is defined as a Metallic. (Read/Write ParametricExpression)
Type
The object type string. (Read only string)
Visible
Specifies whether the geometry must be shown or hidden. (Read/Write boolean)
Windscreen
The windscreen solution method settings for the face. Only applies if the SolutionMethod is set to Windscreen. (Read/Write WindscreenSolutionMethod)

## Method List

Delete ()
Deletes the entity.
Duplicate ()
Duplicates the entity. (Returns a Object object.)
GetProperties ()
Returns a table of properties representing the state of the object. The properties table can be used with the SetProperties method to change multiple properties of the object in one step. (Returns a table object.)
ReverseElementNormals ()
Reverses each polygon's normal.
SetProperties (properties Object)
Modifies the state of the object using the provided table of properties. This method is used to modify multiple properties of the object in a single step.

## Static Function List

GetDefaultProperties ()
Creates a table containing the default settings to create an object. (Returns a table object.)

## Property Details

BasisFunctionSettings
Local basis function solver settings for the face.
Type
BasisFunctionLocalSolverSettings
Access
BoundingBox
A box indicating the bounding box of this entity. (Read only Box).
Type
Box
Access
Coating
The face coating specified by a predefined Layered dielectric medium. An electrically thin coating is applied on both sides of the face, while an electrically thick coating is applied on the normal side of the face. The face should be set up to have free space on at least one of the sides, while the other side can be free space or PEC. Changing this property will set CoatingEnabled to true.
Type
Medium
Access
CoatingEnabled
Specifies if a coating should be applied to the face.
Type
boolean
Access
FaceAbsorbingSettings
The face absorption, reflection and transmission properties with regards to rays. Only applies if the SolutionMethod is set to RLGO.
Type
RLGOFaceAbsorbingSettings
Access
IntegralEquation
The type of integral equation for perfectly conducting metallic surfaces. Only applies when SolutionMethod is set to None.
Type
IntegralEquationTypeEnum
Access
Label
The object label.
Type
string
Access
LocalMeshSize
The local mesh size for the wire/edge. Changing this property will set LocalMeshSizeEnabled to true.
Type
ParametricExpression
Access
LocalMeshSizeEnabled
Specifies if the local mesh size should be used for the wire/edge.
Type
boolean
Access
Medium
The face medium.
Type
Medium
Access
Part
The mesh part that this entity belongs to.
Type
Mesh
Access
SolutionMethod
The local solution method used for the face.
Type
FaceSolutionMethodEnum
Access
SurfaceCoatingType
The surface coating type for the face.
Type
SurfaceCoatingTypeEnum
Access
Thickness
The face medium thickness. Only applies when the Medium is defined as a Metallic.
Type
ParametricExpression
Access
Type
The object type string.
Type
string
Access
Visible
Specifies whether the geometry must be shown or hidden.
Type
boolean
Access
Windscreen
The windscreen solution method settings for the face. Only applies if the SolutionMethod is set to Windscreen.
Type
WindscreenSolutionMethod
Access

## Method Details

Delete ()
Deletes the entity.
Duplicate ()
Duplicates the entity.
Return
Object
The new (duplicated) entity.
GetProperties ()
Returns a table of properties representing the state of the object. The properties table can be used with the SetProperties method to change multiple properties of the object in one step.
Return
table
A table defining the properties.
ReverseElementNormals ()
Reverses each polygon's normal.
SetProperties (properties Object)
Modifies the state of the object using the provided table of properties. This method is used to modify multiple properties of the object in a single step.
Input Parameters
properties(Object)
A table of properties defining the new state of the object.

## Static Function Details

GetDefaultProperties ()
Creates a table containing the default settings to create an object.
Return
table
A table containing the default properties.