Comsol announces a major update to the Comsol Multiphysics software version 6.0. The update builds out the Model Manager server with a web interface — an asset management system — to make it easier for Comsol users and nonusers alike to manage models, simulation apps and supplementary and auxiliary files.
The Model Manager allows users to:
- Search through models for particular parameter names and feature strings.
- Track model development through version control with model comparison and merging capabilities.
- Upload, link and administrate supplementary and auxiliary files to a modeling and simulation or development project.
The Model Manager is complemented by the Model Manager server’s asset management system, which is accessible through a web interface. In the asset management system, an asset can be considered as a container for links to model versions, attached supplementary and auxiliary files, as well as various custom metadata fields. With the asset management system, users can itemize assets through model and app files, adding abstracts, setting permissions and even include thumbnail images of the model at hand.
The Model Manager server is a database system that can be managed from either the Comsol Desktop or a web-based UI. A local installation of any license type of Comsol Multiphysics with the Model Manager and a local database is usually the initial step for a modeling engineer to acclimatize themselves to how this system can be best used within their organization. From there, full deployment can occur by installing the Model Manager server on a central server. Local installations of Comsol Multiphysics can connect to the central server with the Model Manager server.