Simulation Software Features Application Builder
COMSOL, Inc. released Multiphysics software version 5.0, featuring extensive product updates, three new add-on products and the Application Builder. The Application Builder allows engineers to make an easy-to-use application based on their COMSOL Multiphysics model.
Included with the Windows operating system version of COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0, the Application Builder provides all the tools needed to build and run simulation apps. Any COMSOL Multiphysics model can be turned into an application with its own interface using the tools provided with the desktop environment. Using the Form Editor, the user interface layout can be designed, while the Methods Editor can implement customized commands. Engineering experts can build a specialized application that includes only the parameters relevant to the design of a specific device or product.
COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 also brings three new add-on products: the Ray Optics Module, the Design Module and LiveLink for Revit. For engineers working in building science, solar energy and interferometers, the Ray Optics Module is a simulation tool for analyzing systems in which the electromagnetic wavelength is much smaller than the smallest geometric detail in the model. Key features include the ability to compute the trajectory of rays in graded and ungraded media and the modeling of polychromatic, unpolarized and partially coherent light.
The Design Module expands the available toolset of CAD functionalities and includes loft, fillet, chamfer, midsurface and thicken, in addition to CAD import and geometry repair. LiveLink for Revit allows COMSOL users to interface with Autodesk building information modeling software. Users can synchronize a geometry between Autodesk Revit Architecture and COMSOL, allowing multiphysics simulations to be brought into the architectural design workflow.