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Write mesh to STL file



stlwrite(objname,filename) writes the triangles in the mesh for an antenna or array object to an STL file in text format using the specified file name.


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Create a DipoleHelix antenna object at 2 GHz and compute the impedance.

w = design(dipoleHelix,2e9);
Z = impedance(w,2e9);

Create an STL file for DipoleHelix antenna object .


You will see the dipoleHelix_2GHz.stl file in your current folder.

Load dipoleHelix_2GHz.stl and visualize the platform.

plat = platform('FileName','dipoleHelix_2GHz.stl','Units','m')
plat = 
  platform with properties:

         FileName: 'dipoleHelix_2GHz.stl'
            Units: 'm'
    UseFileAsMesh: 0
             Tilt: 0
         TiltAxis: [1 0 0]


Figure contains an axes object. The axes object with title Platform object contains 2 objects of type patch. This object represents PEC.

Input Arguments

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Antenna or array object, specified as an antenna or array.

Name of STL file, specified as a character vector in STL format.

Version History

Introduced in R2019a