A general-purpose simulation app for modeling designs, devices and processes!

Comsol Multiphysics

Comsol Multiphysics

  -  Paid
  • Latest Version

    Comsol Multiphysics 6.2 LATEST

  • Review by

    Sophia Jones

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Comsol Inc. / External Link

Comsol Multiphysics is a new entrant in the field of finite element analysis, solver, and multiphysics simulation software. Built on top of the cross-platform base, this computer-aided engineering tool allows professional users to integrate their projects from the fields of electrical, mechanical, fluid, acoustics, and chemical applications into a single unified workflow of this advanced IDE (Integrated Development Environment) platform. The powerful simulation engine of Comsol Multiphysics can be used for a complete evaluation of all steps in modeling workflows, from defining geometries, material properties, and all the physic forces present. With all those elements present, complex physics emulation can provide you accurate and trustworthy results that describe all the effects of the specific coupled or multiphysics phenomena.

Today, Comsol Multiphysics is used by engineers, manufacturing designers, and from all four corners of the world. To make this application easier to integrate into existing projects, this software can be controlled externally via Java and LiveLink for MATLAB APIs, and larger projects can be synchronized with the included COMSOL Server application.

This app comes with 30-addon products that can help you more easily define the initial parameters of your project, with full support for the custom expansion of the capabilities of the application with dedicated physics interfaces and addons for specific electrical, mechanical, fluid flow, chemical applications, technical computing, CAD and ECAD applications.

Installation and Use

Comsol Multiphysics is a large and comprehensive professional multiphysics simulation software. It comes in an installation package that is a bit over 4 GB in size, and it requires more than 5 GB of free space on your local storage. It is also highly recommended to give it as much RAM memory as you can, or at least 4GB per processor core.

The user interface of the app is streamlined for easy use, but the presence of a wide variety of tools make it optimized for use by seasoned professionals who want to take full advantage from the detailed physics processing and various tools and service available inside this IDE.  

Features and Highlights
  • Understand, predict, and optimize physics-based designs and processes with Comsol Multiphysics.
  • Award-winning comprehensive multiphysics modeling.
  • Simulate specific phenomena and get accurate and trustworthy results.
  • Constant modeling workflow suitable for projects of all sizes.
  • Wide application areas - Electrical, Mechanical, Fluid, Acoustic, Chemical, Multipurpose, and Interfacing
  • Built-in Geometry Modeling and Interfacing with industry-leading CAD Software.
  • Optimize and verify real-world devices and processes with trustworthy simulation.
  • Predefined presets, interfaces, and features for Physics-Based Modeling.
  • Extended visualization and postprocessing tools.
  • Optimized for 64-bit Windows OS, including home (7/Vista/8.1/10) and Server (2012, 2012 R2, 2008 R2, and others) releases.

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What's new in this version:

Comsol Multiphysics 6.2
- Surrogate models for fast app execution
- Timer events for using apps as digital twins
- Add-ins for creating custom ribbon tabs with menus and buttons
- Visualization with floor shadows
- Streamline plots on curved surfaces
- Syntax highlighting for expressions
- Node filtering for the Model Builder tree
- Compare with Saved button for viewing all changes of a model since last saved
- General continuous tangent selections
- Improved search and maintenance operations for the Model Manager
- Application program interface (API) for Model Manager databases
- Uncertainty Quantification Module: correlated input parameters
- Optimization Module: eigenfrequency-based topology and shape optimization

Comsol Multiphysics 6.1
- Application Builder: resizable and detachable windows in apps
- Model Manager: version control of reports and CAD assemblies
- Optimization Module: topology optimization with manufacturing constraints for milling
- Uncertainty Quantification Module: multidimensional interpolation and inverse UQ
- Visualizations with direct shadows
- Mesh repair for misaligned CAD models
- Powerful new Find and Replace tool
- Interface for Microsoft® Word

Comsol Multiphysics 6.0
- Model Manager: Major new functionality for collaborating and centrally organizing models and apps, including access and version control as well as advanced search.
- Uncertainty Quantification Module: A new product that includes global sensitivity and probabilistic tools for uncertainty quantification, including design of experiments.
- A new Application Builder editor for interactively designing menus and ribbon toolbars.
- Ability to organize geometry objects and operations in Group nodes.
- Union and boundary layer operations for imported meshes.
- Improved color tables, including logarithmic scale, for results visualization.
- Ambient occlusion and improved transparency in visualizations make your 3D models appear more realistic.
- Functionality for generating reports as Microsoft® PowerPoint® presentations.
- Support for macOS on M1 processors.

Comsol Multiphysics 5.6
- Clip plane, box, sphere, and cylinder for easier selection inside complex CAD models
- Solution time decreased by 30% or more for many types of simulations
- Improved cluster performance
- New IPOPT optimization solver
- Templates for standardized layouts for desktops, tablets, and smartphones
- Control knob form objects
- Realistic material rendering of plastics, metals, and organic materials
- Partial transparency in visualizations

Comsol Multiphysics 5.5
- New sketching tools for easier creation of 2D drawings
- Dimensions and constraints for drawings with the Design Module
- Safe placement of higher-order nodes for meshing
- New tools for editing additive manufacturing, 3D printing, and 3D scanning formats
- PLY and 3MF import and export
- Context menu in the Graphics window
- Keep enabled option for select box, deselect box, and zoom box
- Customize the Graphics toolbar
- Performance improvements for cluster computing
- Custom gradient between two colors in plots
- Animation of points and arrows for streamline plots
- Export images directly to PowerPoint
- Create your own add-ins for customizing the Model Builder workflow
- Minimum-sized standalone application files with COMSOL Compiler