Primitives#

This section lists the core AEDT Modeler primitives that are supported both in 2D and 3D solvers (HFSS, Maxwell, Icepak, Q3D, and Mechanical):

  • Primitives

  • Objects

They are accessible through the modeler.objects property:

from pyaedt import Hfss
app = Hfss(specified_version="2022.2",
             non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
             close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)

# This call return the Modeler3D class
modeler = app.modeler

# This call returns a Primitives3D object
primitives = modeler

# This call return an Object3d object
my_box = primitives.create_box([0,0,0],[10,10,10])
my_box = primitives.objects[my_box.id]

# This call return a FacePrimitive object list
my_box.faces
# This call returns an EdgePrimitive object list
my_box.edges
my_box.faces[0].edges

# This call returns a VertexPrimitive object list
my_box.vertices
my_box.faces[0].vertices
my_box.faces[0].edges[0].vertices

...

Objects#

The following classes define objects properties for 3D and 2D Solvers (excluding HFSS 3D Layout). They contain all getters and setters to simplify object manipulation.

cad.object3d.Object3d

Manages object attributes for the AEDT 3D Modeler.

cad.elements3d.FacePrimitive

Contains the face object within the AEDT Desktop Modeler.

cad.elements3d.EdgePrimitive

Contains the edge object within the AEDT Desktop Modeler.

cad.elements3d.VertexPrimitive

Contains the vertex object within the AEDT Desktop Modeler.

cad.polylines.PolylineSegment

Creates and manipulates a segment of a polyline.

cad.polylines.Polyline

Creates and manipulates a polyline.

cad.components_3d.UserDefinedComponent

Manages object attributes for 3DComponent and User Defined Model.

cad.elements3d.Point

Manages point attributes for the AEDT 3D Modeler.

cad.elements3d.Plane

Manages plane attributes for the AEDT 3D Modeler.

cad.elements3d.HistoryProps

Manages an object's history properties.

cad.elements3d.BinaryTreeNode

Manages an object's history structure.

from pyaedt import Hfss
app = Hfss(specified_version="2022.2",
           non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
           close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)

# This call returns the Modeler3D class
modeler = app.modeler

# This call returns a Primitives3D object
primitives = modeler

# This call returns an Object3d object
my_box = primitives.create_box([0,0,0],[10,10,10])

# Getter and setter
my_box.material_name
my_box.material_name = "copper"

my_box.faces[0].center

...

Coordinate systems and geometry operators#

This module contains all properties and methods needed to edit a coordinate system and a set of useful geometry operators. The CoordinateSystem class is accessible through the create_coordinate_system method or the coordinate_systems list. The GeometryOperators class can be imported and used because it is made by static methods.

cad.Modeler.CoordinateSystem

Manages coordinate system data and execution.

geometry_operators.GeometryOperators

Manages geometry operators.

from pyaedt import Hfss
app = Hfss(specified_version="2022.2",
             non_graphical=False, new_desktop_session=True,
             close_on_exit=True, student_version=False)

# This call returns the CoordinateSystem object list
cs = app.modeler.coordinate_systems

# This call returns a CoordinateSystem object
new_cs = app.modeler.create_coordinate_system()

...

Advanced modeler operations#

PyAEDT includes some advanced modeler tools like MultiPartComponent for 3D component management and Stackup3D for parametric creation of 3D modeler stackups.