The RSoft CAD is the core program of the RSoft Component Design Suite, and acts as a control program for all of RSoft’s passive device simulation modules. It is used to define the most important input required by the RSoft simulation modules: the material properties and structural geometry of a photonic device.
Following are some tips for using circuit references and dynamically sized arrays in v2014.09. Wisely using these features will help your design work become a quicker and easier task.
Dynamically sized arrays allow child circuits (a unit cell) to be periodically repeated to create a lattice. To use this feature, first create a design file that represents the unit cell and save it. Then, in the main design file that will contain the lattice, insert a circuit reference to the unit cell by clicking the Dynamic Array button in the left CAD toolbar. Several built-in unit cells are available once inserted: you can choose the lattice properties such as the lattice type, period, size, and other options. See Section 6.F.3 in the RSoft CAD manual for more details.