COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 and the Application Builder revolutionising the simulation industry

Technic announces the release of COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 software, featuring
extensive product updates, three new add-on products, and the new and
revolutionary Application Builder.

Designed by COMSOL to redefine the engineering simulation market, the
release of COMSOL Multiphysics version 5.0 with Application Builder makes the
power and accuracy of the software accessible to everyone through the use of
applications. COMSOL users can now build applications for use by engineering
and manufacturing departments, expanding accessibility to their expertise and
to cutting-edge simulation solutions.

The Application Builder

The Application Builder empowers the design process by allowing
engineers to make available an easy-to-use application based on their COMSOL
Multiphysics model. Provided with the Windows version of COMSOL Multiphysics
5.0, the Application Builder offers 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
Application Builder desktop environment. Using the Form Editor, the user
interface layout can be designed, while the Methods Editor is used for
implementing customised commands. Based on the project at hand, engineering
experts can now easily build a specialised application to share with their
colleagues and customers that includes only the parameters relevant to the
design of a specific device or product.

Svante Littmarck, CEO and President of the COMSOL Group comments that
the Application Builder brings the expertise of engineering specialists working
in research and development to a greater majority of people, revolutionising
the product design process by allowing the power of multiphysics simulation to
drive productivity and innovation. This is achieved by supplying those involved
in the design and manufacturing process across all engineering disciplines with
apps created by simulation experts.

Many COMSOL users have welcomed the Application Builder; Massimo Bechis,
Modelling and Simulation Specialist at Prysmian comments that by building
applications for their colleagues, they would save 30-40% of the time currently
spent on calculations for them.

Three new add-on products in the
product suite

COMSOL Multiphysics 5.0 also brings three new add-on products to the
extensive COMSOL product suite: the Ray Optics Module, the Design Module, and LiveLink
for Revit.

The Ray Optics Module is an industry-leading simulation tool for analysing
systems in which the electromagnetic wavelength is much smaller than the
smallest geometric detail in the model. The tool is especially useful for
engineers working in application areas such as building science, solar energy,
and interferometers.

The Design Module expands the available toolset of CAD functionalities
in the COMSOL product suite and includes 3D CAD functions such as loft, fillet,
chamfer, midsurface, and thicken, in addition to CAD import and geometry repair
functionality.

LiveLink for Revit allows COMSOL users to interface with the building
information modelling software from Autodesk. Users can seamlessly synchronise
a geometry between Autodesk Revit architecture and COMSOL, allowing
multiphysics simulations to be brought into the architectural design workflow.