Cable modeling#

The Cable Modeling module includes several methods to work with the Cable Modeling HFSS Beta feature:

  • create_cable to create all available types of cables: bundle, straight wire and twisted pair.

  • update_cable_properties to update all cables properties for all cable types.

  • update_shielding to update only the shielding jacket type for bundle cable.

  • remove_cables to remove cables.

  • add_cable_to_bundle to add a cable or a list of cables to a bundle.

  • create_clock_source to create a clock source.

  • update_clock_source to update a clock source.

  • remove_source to remove a source.

  • remove_all_sources to remove all sources.

  • create_pwl_source to create a pwl source.

  • create_pwl_source_from_file to create a pwl source from file.

  • update_pwl_source to update a pwl source.

  • create_cable_harness to create a cable harness.

They are accessible through:

CableModeling.Cable

Contains all common Cable features.

Cable bundle creation example:

from pyaedt import Hfss
from pyaedt.generic.DataHandlers import json_to_dict
from pyaedt.modules.CableModeling import Cable

hfss = Hfss(projectname=project_path, specified_version="2022.2",
             non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
             close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)
# This call returns a dictionary out of the JSON file
cable_props = json_to_dict(json_path)
# This example shows how to manually change from script the cable properties
cable_props["Add_Cable"] = "True"
cable_props["Cable_prop"]["CableType"] = "bundle"
cable_props["Cable_prop"]["IsJacketTypeInsulation"] = "True"
cable_props["CableManager"]["Definitions"]["CableBundle"]["BundleParams"]["InsulationJacketParams"][
            "InsThickness"
        ] = "3.66mm"
cable_props["CableManager"]["Definitions"]["CableBundle"]["BundleParams"]["InsulationJacketParams"][
            "JacketMaterial"
        ] = "pec"
cable_props["CableManager"]["Definitions"]["CableBundle"]["BundleParams"]["InsulationJacketParams"][
            "InnerDiameter"
        ] = "2.88mm"
cable_props["CableManager"]["Definitions"]["CableBundle"]["BundleAttribs"]["Name"] = "Bundle_Cable_Insulation"
# This call returns the Cable class
cable = Cable(hfss, cable_props)
# This call creates the cable bundle
cable.create_cable()

Clock source creation example:

from pyaedt import Hfss
from pyaedt.generic.DataHandlers import json_to_dict
from pyaedt.modules.CableModeling import Cable

hfss = Hfss(projectname=project_path, specified_version="2022.2",
             non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
             close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)
# This call returns a dictionary out of the JSON file
cable_props = json_to_dict(json_path)
# This example shows how to manually change from script the clock source properties
cable_props["Add_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Update_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Add_CablesToBundle"] = "False"
cable_props["Remove_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Add_Source"] = "True"
cable_props["Source_prop"]["AddClockSource"] = "True"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["Period"] = "40us"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["LowPulseVal"] = "0.1V"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["HighPulseVal"] = "2V"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["Risetime"] = "5us"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["Falltime"] = "10us"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["ClockSignalParams"]["PulseWidth"] = "23us"
cable_props["CableManager"]["TDSources"]["ClockSourceDef"]["TDSourceAttribs"]["Name"] = "clock_test_1"
# This call returns the Cable class
cable = Cable(hfss, cable_props)
# This call creates the clock source
cable.create_clock_source()

Cable harness creation example:

from pyaedt import Hfss
from pyaedt.generic.DataHandlers import json_to_dict
from pyaedt.modules.CableModeling import Cable

hfss = Hfss(projectname=project_path, specified_version="2022.2",
             non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
             close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)
# This call returns a dictionary out of the JSON file
cable_props = json_to_dict(json_path)
# This example shows how to manually change from script the cable harness properties
cable_props["Add_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Update_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Add_CablesToBundle"] = "False"
cable_props["Remove_Cable"] = "False"
cable_props["Add_Source"] = "False"
cable_props["Update_Source"] = "False"
cable_props["Remove_Source"] = "False"
cable_props["Add_CableHarness"] = "True"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["Name"] = "cable_harness_test"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["Bundle"] = "New_updated_name_cable_bundle_insulation"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["TwistAngleAlongRoute"] = "20deg"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["Polyline"] = "Polyline1"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["AutoOrient"] = "False"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["XAxis"] = "Undefined"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["XAxisOrigin"] = ["0mm", "0mm", "0mm"]
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["XAxisEnd"] = ["0mm", "0mm", "0mm"]
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["ReverseYAxisDirection"] = "True"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["CableTerminationsToInclude"][0]["CableName"] = "straight_wire_cable"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["CableTerminationsToInclude"][1]["CableName"] = "straight_wire_cable1"
cable_props["CableHarness_prop"]["CableTerminationsToInclude"][2]["CableName"] = "straight_wire_cable2"
# This call returns the Cable class
cable = Cable(hfss, cable_props)
# This call creates the cable harness
cable.create_cable_harness()