COMSOL, a provider of multiphysics modeling and simulation software, has launched support for application development in the latest version of LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS. LiveLink connects Multiphysics simulations and 3D design in the newest iterations and lets users create sharable applications from the models.
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.
The add-on also supports user-defined selections for an easier and more efficient simulation setup 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. Additionally, LiveLink for SOLIDWORKS can automatically generate and synchronize selections based on the material assignments in the CAD design in SOLIDWORKS software, the company states.
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