Applying a Coating to a Wire or Face

Add a surface coating to a wire or to both sides of a conducting face.

  1. Create the layered dielectric to use as a coating:
    1. Create the dielectric(s).
    2. Create a layered dielectric to be used as the coating.
  2. In the details tree select the wire or face where you want to apply a coating.
  3. From the right-click context menu, select Properties.

    Figure 1. The Modify Face dialog.
  4. On the Modify Edge / Modify Face dialog, click the Properties tab.
  5. Under Coating, select the Apply coating check box and select the coating type.
    • Electrically thin
      Use this option to add an electrically thin, multilayer dielectric / magnetic coating.
    • Electrically thick (single layer only)
      Use this option to add a single layer, electrically thick, dielectric / magnetic coating to a closed structure with a PEC surface. This is typically used to model radar-absorbing materials (RAM)1.
  6. In the Coating name field, from the drop-down list, select the layered dielectric to be used as the coating.
  7. Click OK to apply the coating to the wire or face and to close the dialog.
1 A high-shielding coating.