Create Standalone Applications with COMSOL Compiler™

Share Your Apps Built in COMSOL Multiphysics®

COMSOL Compiler™ enables you to share knowledge and expertise in the form of modeling and simulation apps with anyone in the world. Convert the apps you build in the COMSOL Multiphysics® software into standalone apps with the click of a button and deploy them to anyone you want. The compiled apps can be run without a COMSOL Multiphysics® or COMSOL Server™​ license, which gives you full control over your simulations, letting you distribute them at your own discretion.

What Is the Difference Between COMSOL Compiler™ and COMSOL Server™?

COMSOL Server™ Compiled Standalone Application
Run on cluster Yes No
User access control Yes No (the application author can password protect, set expiration date, and lock to a hostid)
Version control (to latest version) Yes No
Run from browser Yes No
COMSOL® license required to run Yes No
Run on any computer Yes, with internet or network connection Yes, no internet connection required

Software for Creating Standalone Apps

With COMSOL Compiler™, you can compile apps created with the Application Builder into standalone applications for the Windows® and Linux® operating systems and macOS. Apps are compiled with a simple click in the Application Builder user interface. You can provide your own splash screen and desktop icon by modifying the options in the Executable settings window in the Application Builder. The splash screen will be displayed upon starting the compiled application.

An example of compiling a simulation app with COMSOL Compiler.

You can compile an app into an executable file simply by clicking the Compile button in the Executable settings window made available with a COMSOL Compiler™ license.

About the COMSOL Compiler™ License

COMSOL Compiler™ is available as named single-user license, CPU-locked license, or floating network license options as an add-on to a COMSOL Multiphysics® license of the same type.

COMSOL Compiler™ can be used to compile applications that include functionality from any add-on products to COMSOL Multiphysics® with the following exceptions: Material Library, PTC® Pro/ENGINEER®, PTC® Creo® Parametric™, and File Import for CATIA® V5. In addition, there is no support in compiled applications for synchronization with bidirectional interfaces for CAD software in the following products: LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®, LiveLink™ for Inventor®, LiveLink™ for Revit®, LiveLink™ for AutoCAD®, and LiveLink™ for Solid Edge®. However, the CAD import functionality available in these products is supported. Compiled applications do not support the batch processing or cluster computing options of a COMSOL Multiphysics® Floating Network License.

Next Step:
Request a Software

Every business and every simulation need is different. In order to fully evaluate whether or not the COMSOL Multiphysics® software will meet your requirements, you need to contact us. By talking to one of our sales representatives, you will get personalized recommendations and fully documented examples to help you get the most out of your evaluation and guide you to choose the best license option to suit your needs.

Just click on the "Contact COMSOL" button, fill in your contact details and any specific comments or questions, and submit. You will receive a response from a sales representative within one business day.