Welcome to EDAboard.com

Welcome to our site! EDAboard.com is an international Electronics Discussion Forum focused on EDA software, circuits, schematics, books, theory, papers, asic, pld, 8051, DSP, Network, RF, Analog Design, PCB, Service Manuals... and a whole lot more! To participate you need to register. Registration is free. Click here to register now.

How to draw helixes in HFSS

Status
Not open for further replies.

astatine

Newbie level 6
Joined
Aug 20, 2010
Messages
11
Helped
0
Reputation
0
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,281
Activity points
1,340
How to draw helixes in HFSS?

i'm not able to select under the draw menu, the icon "draw helix"

Please help!!
 

myazdi83

Member level 1
Joined
Jul 30, 2008
Messages
39
Helped
17
Reputation
34
Reaction score
17
Trophy points
1,288
Activity points
1,449
Hi astatine
Drawing a Helix
A helix is a 3D spiral object created by sweeping a 1D or 2D object along a vector. Sweeping a 1D object results in a hollow 3D object. Sweeping a 2D sheet object results in a 3D solid object.

1. Select the 1D or 2D object you want to sweep to form a helix.



2. Click Draw>Helix.

3. Draw the vector you want to sweep the object along. The two points that describe the vector affect axis direction only and not the helix length. The helix length is determined when you enter the pitch and number of turns in the Pitch and Turns text boxes. The initial radius of the helix is determined by the axis position relative to the object being swept.

a. Select the start point by clicking the point or typing its coordinates in the X, Y, and Z text boxes.

b. Select the endpoint by clicking the point or typing its coordinates relative to the start point in the dX, dY, and dZ boxes.

The Helix dialog box appears.

1. For Turn Direction, select Right hand if the turn direction is clockwise and Left hand if the turn direction is counter-clockwise.

2. In the Pitch text box, type the distance between each turn in the helix, and click a unit in the pull-down list.

3. In the Turns text box, type the number of complete revolutions the object will make along the vector.

4. In the Radius Change per Turn text box, type a number for the increase in the radius and select the units from the pull-down list.

After you set these values, the selected object is swept along the vector to form a helix. The original object you swept is deleted.

The Properties dialog box appears, enabling you to modify the object’s properties.

5. Click OK.
 

astatine

Newbie level 6
Joined
Aug 20, 2010
Messages
11
Helped
0
Reputation
0
Reaction score
0
Trophy points
1,281
Activity points
1,340
yes..i can find them under the help guide..however i've tried it before..there's a error msg.."Body could not be created for part because of invaild parameters to CreateHelix operation"

i want to draw 5mm diameter,1mm pitch and 4 turns
 

myazdi83

Member level 1
Joined
Jul 30, 2008
Messages
39
Helped
17
Reputation
34
Reaction score
17
Trophy points
1,288
Activity points
1,449
ok
draw a primary 2D or 1D object (Rect or Line) 5mm far from center. direction vector (0,0,1) and .....
 

myemworld

Junior Member level 2
Joined
Jan 25, 2011
Messages
24
Helped
11
Reputation
22
Reaction score
10
Trophy points
1,283
Activity points
1,414
Hi,

You can also try the following from HFSS main menu:

Draw -> User Defined Primitive ->SysLib -> SegmentedHelix

Also, for Helix Antennas, I would use "Antenna Design Kit".

I hope this helps.
Joline
 

Status
Not open for further replies.

Similar threads

Part and Inventory Search

Welcome to EDABoard.com

Sponsor

Top