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Import, Export, and Visualization

Read, visualize, and write STL files and MSI planet antenna files, import or measure pattern data in 2D and 3D, create interactive polar plots

MSI planet antenna files contain antenna radiation patterns in ASCII text format. Using Antenna Toolbox™ functions, you can read and write data from MSI planet antenna files. You can also extract antenna data from CSV files and plot the radiation patterns and EM fields. You can import measured pattern data of an antenna and use it for applications involving reflector antennas. To learn how to read, visualize, and write data from MSI planet antenna files see Read, Visualize and Write MSI Planet Antenna Files.


polarpatternInteractive plot of radiation patterns in polar format
measuredAntennaUse measured pattern data as exciter for backing structures


smithplotPlot measurement data on Smith chart
gerberWriteGenerate Gerber files
gerberReadCreate PCBReader object with specified Gerber and drill files
msireadRead MSI planet antenna file
msiwriteWrite data in MSI planet antenna file format
stlwriteWrite mesh to STL file
patternCustomPlot radiation pattern using spherical coordinate system (phi and theta angles)
patternFromSlicesReconstruct approximate 3-D radiation pattern from two orthogonal slices
PatternPlotOptionsCreates option list to customize 3-D radiation pattern for pattern overlay option
fieldsCustomPlot electric or magnetic fields of antenna