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GETTING STARTED AND WORKING WITH HOBBIES PROJECTS

3.0 SUMMARY

The HOBBIES (Higher Order Basis Based Integral Equation Solver) electromagnetic (EM) software package is based on the basic physics discussed in Chapters 1 and 2. In this chapter, the system requirements of HOBBIES are described first, followed by the instruction on how to install HOBBIES. The menus and toolbars are also briefly described, followed by the introduction on working with a HOBBIES project, which involves how to create, open, close, and save a project, along with how to import and export files in a project. The flowchart of a typical HOBBIES solution is provided in this chapter as an overview of the simulation procedure. It is suggested that users follow the steps in the flowchart to implement a standard HOBBIES simulation. Users may also skip some steps in the flowchart depending on their specific needs.

The purpose of this chapter is to help readers become familiar with the basics of HOBBIES. Quick-start tutorial examples can be found in the Help menu of HOBBIES (HOBBIESimagesHelpimagesTutorials). Detailed descriptions of the different steps in the flowchart of a HOBBIES simulation will be continued in the subsequent chapters.

3.1 SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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