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Create polygon on xy-plane


Use the antenna.Polygon object to create a polygonal board shape centered at the origin and on the xy-plane. You can use antenna.Polygon to create single-layer or multi-layered antennas using pcbStack.



polygon = antenna.Polygon creates a polygon shape centered at the origin and on the xy-plane.


polygon = antenna.Polygon(Name=Value) creates a polygon, with additional Properties using one or more name-value arguments. Name is the property name and Value is the corresponding value. You can specify several name-value arguments in any order as Name1=Value1, ..., NameN=ValueN. Properties that you do not specify retain their default values.


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Name of the polygon board shape, specified as a string.

Example: "Polygon1"

Data Types: string

Cartesian coordinates of polygon vertices, specified as a N-by-3 matrix in meters where N is the number of points.

Example: [-1 0 0; -0.5 0.2 0; 0 0 0]

Data Types: double

Object Functions

addBoolean unite operation on two shapes
subtractBoolean subtraction operation on two shapes
intersectIntersection of shape1 and shape2
plusJoin two shapes
minusCarve a shape from other shape
andBoolean intersection operation on two shapes
areaCalculate area of 2-D shapes in square meters
showDisplay antenna, array structures, shapes, or platform
plotPlot boundary of 2-D shape
meshMesh properties of metal, dielectric antenna, or array structure
rotateRotate shape about axis by angle
rotateXRotate shape about x-axis by angle
rotateYRotate shape about y-axis by angle
rotateZRotate shape about z-axis by angle
translateMove shape to new location
scaleChange size of shape by fixed factor
mirrorXMirror shape along x-axis
mirrorYMirror shape along y-axis
removeHolesRemove holes from shape
removeSliversRemove sliver outliers from boundary of shape


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Create a polygon using antenna.Polygon with vertices at [-1 0 0; -0.5 0.2 0; 0 0 0] and display it.

p = antenna.Polygon(Vertices=[-1 0 0; -0.5 0.2 0; 0 0 0])
p = 
  Polygon with properties:

        Name: 'mypolygon'
    Vertices: [3x3 double]

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Mesh the polygon and display the meshed shape.


Move the polygon to a new location on the X-Y plane.

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Version History

Introduced in R2017a