By DE Editors
COMSOL Inc. is shipping version 4.0 of its multiphysics simulation software. First unveiled at the 2009 users conference in Boston, COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 features a new user interface.
Along with the release of version 4.0, COMSOL also announces the release of a series of new LiveLink options that integrate COMSOL Multiphysics into the mainstream product design workflow. New LiveLink products are now shipping for Autodesk Inventor, Pro/ENGINEER, SolidWorks, and MATLAB.
Version 4.0 combines an organized model overview and a streamlined model-building process in the new COMSOL Desktop. For instance, task-specific tools appear on the Desktop when users need them and show only the currently possible and necessary actions
By adopting COMSOL simulation, CAD software users can simulate how physical effects shape the design of new products. To this end, version 4.0 features the optional LiveLink family of products. Each LiveLink connects COMSOL Multiphysics directly with CAD programs so that all parameters specified in a CAD model can be interactively linked with simulation geometry.
COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 now runs on Windows HPC Server 2008. Current users with a COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 floating network license will be able to deploy across as many Windows HPC Server 2008 nodes as they choose, at no additional COMSOL Multiphysics licensing cost.
COMSOL Multiphysics supports parallel processing through standard shared-memory multicore computers as well as distributed-memory clusters. Users can turn to clusters to solve a series of parameter steps for a model, one parameter per node, or they can solve a single large model using distributed memory. The COMSOL cluster implementation can utilize shared-memory multicore processing on each node in combination with the MPI-based distributed memory model.
COMSOL Multiphysics version 4.0 is available for the Windows, Linux, and the Macintosh operating systems.
For more information, visit COMSOL.
Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.