COMSOL's LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS integrates simulation and 3D design
COMSOL, the leading provider of multiphysics modeling, simulation, and application design software, announced support for app development in the latest version of LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®. Part of COMSOL Multiphysics® software, the only fully integrated environment for creating custom simulation applications, LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® connects COMSOL® software simulations and 3D design and its latest version allows users to build apps with the Application Builder. This provides design engineers with a better understanding of how SOLIDWORKS® software designs perform in the intended operating environment by delivering an accurate evaluation of the impact of any physical effects and their interactions. With LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® and the Application Builder, engineers can build apps based on COMSOL®models created from a SOLIDWORKS® software geometry. LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® allows them to import and perform operations on their CAD geometries from within an app and then synchronize the final geometry with SOLIDWORKS® software.
LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® includes a bidirectional interface between the COMSOL Desktop® environment and SOLIDWORKS® software. This allows synchronization of the CAD design with the COMSOL®model; it also lets the simulation control the CAD design parameters in the SOLIDWORKS® software file. For even closer integration, the One Window interface makes the familiar windows, tools, icons, and menu items from COMSOL Multiphysics® available within the SOLIDWORKS® software user interface, enabling users to set up simulations without leaving the CAD design environment.
LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® also supports user-defined selections for an easier and more efficient simulation set-up on the synchronized CAD design. In SOLIDWORKS® software, the user can define selections, including bodies, faces, edges, or points, that are synchronized to the COMSOL®model where they are available to assign materials, physics settings, or any other model definitions. Users can also create selections from features of the Feature Manager Design Tree in SOLIDWORKS® software, or from the components of the CAD assembly. In addition, LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® can automatically generate and synchronize selections based on the material assignments in the CAD design in SOLIDWORKS® software.
With the LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS add-on product, users can take full advantage of the Application Builder available in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software. The latest release, COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.2, provides simulations experts with cutting edge capabilities for simulation app design. The software integrates highly productive model building, app design, and deployment tools that allow simulation applications to be easily run by users anywhere. About 50 new app examples are included in the extensive Application Libraries, including membrane dialysis, water treatment, thermoelectric cooling, heat exchangers, touchscreen design, magnetic prospecting, piezoacoustic transducers, muffler design, MEMS sensors, pressure vessels and more.
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