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Wire Attributes

The Attributes page belongs to the Draw dialog box of the chosen wire type, Fig. 1. In the Attributes page the following attributes can be specified:

Number of Segments

Any wire must be divided into a given number of segments. An unknown current on each segment must be found in the simulation process. A default Number of Segments will be shown when the Attributes page is chosen. This number is obtained from the ratio between the wire length and the shortest wavelength, but it can be modified by the user.


If the Number of Segments is set to zero, AN-SOF will compute the number of segments consistent with the highest frequency or shortest wavelength.


The Cross-Section of the wire can be chosen from a combo-box. There are six cross-section types available: Circular, Square, Flat, Elliptical, Rectangular, and Triangular. AN-SOF computes an equivalent radius for the five last cases. Infinitesimally thin wires are not allowed, so the cross-section radius must be greater than zero.

The Draw dialog box for any wire type has its own Attributes page with the same features as those described here.

Fig. 1: Attributes page in the Draw dialog box for the Line.
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