For users of LiveLink™ for PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ , COMSOL Multiphysics ® version 5.2a makes it possible to connect to COMSOL Server™ from within PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™. It is now also easier to keep track of synchronized documents. Review all of the LiveLink™ for PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ updates in further detail below.
Connecting to COMSOL Server™ from Within the PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ Interface
When you have installed COMSOL ® Client, a button will be made available for connecting to COMSOL Server™ from within PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™. This means that you can browse and run apps together with PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™, including apps that use geometry that is synchronized with PTC ® Creo ®Parametric™.
The COMSOL Multiphysics ® tab in the PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ user interface (left) and the COMSOL Server™ interface, which is launched in a separate browser (right).
Clicking on the COMSOL Server™ button within the PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ user interface prompts the Connect to Server dialog box, where you enter settings for connecting to COMSOL Server™.
Keeping Track of Synchronized Documents
In order to prevent synchronization with an incorrect CAD document, the LiveLink™ for PTC ® Creo ®Parametric™ interface now keeps track of the file name and path, as well as the instance and simplified representation of the synchronized PTC ® Creo ® Parametric™ software design. During the first synchronization, the file name is retrieved and documented. For subsequent synchronizations, the interface automatically selects the same file in the CAD software, as long as the file is open there, and automatically switches to the previously synchronized state of the design.
Updated Support for New CAD File Format Versions
The CAD file import and export functionality has been extended to support new versions for the following file formats:
Read From File
- Parasolid ® (.x_t, .xmt_txt, .x_b, .xmt_bin) up to V28.1
- ACIS ® (.sat, .sab, .asat, .asab) up to R25, 2016 1.0
- CATIA ® V5 (.CATPart, .CATProduct) R8-R25, 2016
- Inventor ® assemblies (.iam) versions 11, 2008-2016
- Inventor ® parts (.ipt) versions 6-11, 2008-2016
- SOLIDWORKS ® (.sldprt, .sldasm) versions 98-2016
- AutoCAD ® (.dwg) versions 2.5-2016
- AutoCAD ® DXF (.dxf, 3D) versions 2.5-2016
Write to File
- ACIS ® (.sat, .sab) R4, R7, and 2016 1.0
- Parasolid ® (.x_t, x_b) V28.1