Synchronize CAD Geometries in Inventor® and COMSOL Multiphysics®
LiveLink™ for Inventor® enables synchronization between your COMSOL® model geometry and the corresponding Inventor® CAD file. LiveLink™ for Inventor® ensures that design changes are propagated automatically, eliminating the need to import and export your designs each time they are updated. When synchronizing the geometry between the two programs, material and physics definitions as well as boundary conditions remain associated with their respective CAD entity, even when a design has changed. LiveLink™ for Inventor® also keeps track of the synchronized file's name and path, as well as the configuration and display state, to prevent synchronizing an incorrect document.
The LiveLink™ for Inventor® functionality includes several options for importing your geometry into COMSOL Multiphysics® from Inventor®. The length unit can be taken from the CAD document (the default option) or COMSOL®. The objects that you import from Inventor® will include solids, surfaces, curves, and points, but you can choose to exclude any of these if it is not applicable to the simulation.