comsol
  • Description
For users of LiveLink™  for Solid Edge ® , COMSOL Multiphysics ® version 5.2a makes it possible to connect to COMSOL Server™ from within Solid Edge ® . It is now also easier to keep track of synchronized documents. Review all of the LiveLink™  for Solid Edge ® updates in further detail below.

Connecting to COMSOL Server™ from Within the Solid Edge ® Interface

When you have installed COMSOL Client, a button will be made ​​available for connecting to COMSOL Server™ from within Solid Edge ® . This means that you can browse and run apps together with Solid Edge ® , including apps that use geometry that is synchronized with Solid Edge ® .

The COMSOL Multiphysics® tab in the Solid Edge® user interface (left) and the COMSOL Server™ interface, which is launched in a separate browser (right).
The COMSOL Multiphysics ® tab in the Solid Edge ® user interface (left) and the COMSOL Server™ interface, which is launched in a separate browser (right).

Keeping Track of Synchronized Documents

In order to prevent synchronization with an incorrect Solid Edge ® document, the LiveLink™ interface now keeps track of the file name and path of the synchronized Solid Edge ® document. During the first synchronization, the file name is retrieved and documented. For subsequent synchronizations , the interface automatically selects the same file in the Solid Edge ® software, as long as the file is open there.The Settings window for the Synchronize with Specified document feature for LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® feature indicates that it has been synchronized with the file C:\MyProjects\busbar_assembly.asm. The LiveLink™ interface will automatically switch to this file in Solid Edge® during future synchronizations.
The Settings window for the Synchronize with Specified document feature for LiveLink™  for Solid Edge ® feature indicates that it has been synchronized with the file C:\MyProjects\busbar_assembly.asm. The LiveLink™ interface will automatically switch to this file in Solid Edge ® during future synchronizations.

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