COMSOL Inc. has released COMSOL Multiphysics 4.4, the latest version of its platform for the modeling and simulation of electrical, mechanical, fluid and chemical applications. A ribbon design has been introduced to the COMSOL desktop environment, when run on Windows platforms, to provide easier navigation and an enhanced user experience.
By grouping commands and displaying them as needed, the ribbon makes it easier to find and use the tools available. Commands are grouped and ordered according to the main modeling tasks, which are themselves grouped under dedicated tabs for definitions, geometry, physics, mesh, study, and results.
The COMSOL desktop brings several additional workflow improvements, such as a one-click select feature that enables faster selections in the graphics window. Using this feature, users can now hover over a boundary or domain to highlight it and then select it with a single click. Another feature is the new auto-complete search function, which allows users to quickly find the postprocessing variables they need among the many that are created when working with multiphysics models.