System Requirements - 5.1 Interfacing Product Suite

CAD Import Module and Design Module Requirements

Windows® Windows® 7 or later are supported. Vista is supported but functionality may be limited.
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.8 or later supported.1
Linux® General Linux requirements as specified under COMSOL Multiphysics Requirements1.

1File import of the NX® file format is available only on a supported Windows® or Linux® operating system. File import of the AutoCAD®, Inventor®, SOLIDWORKS® file formats is available only on a supported Windows® operating system.

LiveLink™ Products

The bidirectional interface functionality of the product suite detailed in the table below is only available for Windows® 7 and higher operating systems. For other included functionality, such as file import and geometric operations, see the CAD Import Module and Design Module Requirements.

LiveLink™ Compatible Software
LiveLink™ for AutoCAD® AutoCAD® 2014, 2015, and 2016
LiveLink™ for Inventor® Inventor® 2014, 2015, and 2016
LiveLink™ for PTC Creo Parametric™ PTC Creo Parametric™ 2.0 and 3.0
LiveLink™ for PTC Pro/ENGINEER® PTC Pro/ENGINEER® Wildfire® 4.0 and 5.0, and PTC Creo® Elements Pro 5.0
LiveLink™ for Revit® Revit® 2015 and 2016, and Revit® Arcithecture 2015
LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® Solid Edge® ST6 and ST7
LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® SOLIDWORKS® 2014 and 2015

File Import for CATIA® V5

The File Import for CATIA® V5 add-on to the CAD Import Module is only available for Windows® 7 and higher.

LiveLink™ for Excel®

LiveLink™ for Excel® is compatible with Excel® 2007, 2010 and 2013 on Windows®. Excel® 2010 Starter is not supported.

LiveLink™ for MATLAB®

LiveLink™ for MATLAB® is compatible with MATLAB® R2015a and R2014b, on all operating systems. For Linux® Operating Systems, the programs xterm and csh are required.

NOTE: This information is provided for your benefit but should not be used as a substitute for your own investigation of the system requirements that may be appropriate for your use of COMSOL® software or other software, given your particular circumstances. Systems and hardware change regularly, which may impact any determination of what system requirements are appropriate you.