Installation

Configure EQI
Configuration and requirements for system administrators.
Demo, Node-Locked, and USB Key Licensing
Setup a license file for XFdtd.
End User Setup for a Compute Cluster
Use external queuing in the XF user interface.
Floating License FAQ
Frequently asked questions about setup and license servers.
Floating License
License multiple machines using a floating license server.
Minidumps
Configure Windows to collect minidumps.
MPI Cluster Setup
Install XFdtd on an MPI cluster.
NVIDIA GPU Troubleshooting
Install the newest driver for your graphics card and explore additional options.
rescaleqs.py Documentation
Script configuration for system administrators.
USB Key Drivers
Download and install required drivers.
USB Key FAQ
Frequently asked questions about setup and licensing.
XFdtd Installation
Install the XF application and its supporting files.

Releases

XFdtd Release 7.9.0
Introducing superposition post-processing and more.
XFdtd Release 7.8.1
Introducing electrostatic discharge analysis and more.
XFdtd Release 7.8.0
Introducing distributed circuit components and more.
XFdtd Release 7.7.1
Introducing updated shortcut capabilities and more.
XFdtd Release 7.7.0
Introducing circuit co-simulation with a netlist component and more.
XFdtd Release 7.6.0
Learn about the wrap sheet feature and more.
XFdtd Release 7.5.1
Learn about Optenni Lab integration and more.
XFdtd Release 7.5.0
Introducing the Circuit Element Optimizer and more.
XFdtd Release 7.4.0
Learn about PrOGrid Project Optimized Gridding™ and more.

3D Modeling

Check Model
Identify issues with a 3-D CAD model.
Detach Modeling Option
Control one part's dependence on another.
Faceting Properties
Control faceting options for parts.
Remove Holes
Close gaps in a part.
Sheet Body from Edges
Create a sheet body from a closed circuit of edges.
Slice
Cut a part in two.
Thicken Sheet
Turn a sheet into a solid by adding thickness.
Wrap Sheet
Wrap a single part.

CAD Import

CTIA Hand
Add and manipulate a CTIA hand.
PCB Import
Import ODB++ and Allegro .brd files.
Poseable Hand
Import and manipulate CADHuman's Poseable Hand.

Circuit Component Definitions

Diode
Model the nonlinear current-voltage curve of a PN junction.
Feed
Define a voltage or current source.
Netlist Component
Define a circuit component as a SPICE model.
Nonlinear Capacitor
Apply nonlinear behavior to a component.
Passive Load
Create an RLC component with no source.
Photoconductive Semiconductor Switch
Define a light-enabled switch.
Switch
Add opening and closing switches.

Excitations

Circuit Components
Specify the location of a lumped component.
Modal Waveguide Excitation
Excite a waveguide structure with TEM, quasi-TEM, TE, or TM modes.
Nodal Waveguide Excitation
Specify pins for exciting a transmission line.
Plane Wave Excitation
Define the incident direction and polarization.
Waveguide Boundaries
Set the outer edges of a waveguide interface.
Waveguide Geometry
Position and size a waveguide interface within the problem space.

General

Coordinate Systems
Angle and vector component definitions.
Graphs
View and manipulate 2-D plotted results.
Groups
Create and edit shortcut groups in the project tree.
Libraries
Create reusable collections of objects and definitions.
Macros Menu
Register macros with XF for use in all projects.
Object Encryption
Password-protect geometry, material, and circuit component parameters.
Outer Boundary
Apply conditions at the edges of the simulation space.
Parameters Window
Define universal parameters.

Materials

Dispersive Material Calculator
Fit a Debye-Drude material to measured data.
Debye-Drude Material
Electric dispersive material definition.
Nondispersive Material
Isotropic material definition with constant properties versus frequency.
Surface Conductivity Correction
Maintain the surface impedance for a metal.

Mesh

3-D Mesh
Render the entire 3-D mesh or view a cropped section.
Dielectric Volume Averaging
Enable meshing for dielectric parts.
Meshing Order
Prioritize meshing of co-incident, overlapping, and intersecting parts.

Optenni Lab

Optenni Lab Integration
Improve the matching network design process.

Results

Sequence Tab
View animated results.

Results (Discrete Frequency)

Circuit Component Results
Discrete frequency results for active and passive circuit components.
SAR Combination
Combine SAR results to find a maximum SAR value.
System Sensor
Discrete frequency results for the system sensor.
UAN File Format
Learn about a 3-D far zone radiation pattern text file.

Sensor Definitions

Surface Current Sensor Definition
Request surface current output as a function of time or frequency.

Sensors

Dielectric Breakdown Sensor
Request results for electrostatic discharge.
Far Zone Reference Settings
Set the phase reference point for far zone sensors.
Surface Current Sensor
View the electrical current on a metal surface.

Simulations

Create Array Optimization
Determine optimal port phases for an array.
Create FDTD Simulation
Set up and run a calculation.
Create Superposition Simulation
Combine steady-state results.
Manage Simulations
Options for queuing, deleting, and editing existing simulations.

View Tools

On-Screen Display
View tool-specific information in the geometry window.
Rectangle Select Tool
Select multiple parts at once.

Waveforms

User Defined Waveform
Create a custom waveform definition.