Mrinmoy Bharadwaj
Ansys Employee

Question1, Response: You can use "overlapping" instead of "Laminate" stack-up option inside HFSS 3D Layout to construct a plating on your top and bottom layers.

Question2, Response: For extracting RLGC you can use the CPA solver inside SIwave and use the Q3D solver.

Question3, Resposne: SIwave uses both 2D solvers and 3D solvers as per requirement.