System Requirements: Interfacing Products for Version 5.6
CAD Import Module and Design Module
|Windows®||Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 101,2,3|
|macOS||macOS 10.13, 10.14, and 10.151,2|
|Linux®||OS-specific system requirements only1,2|
1File import of the NX™ file format is available only on a supported Windows® or Linux® operating system.
2File import of the AutoCAD®, Inventor®, and SOLIDWORKS® file formats is available only on a supported Windows® operating system.
3File import of the SOLIDWORKS® file format requires a processor with the AVX instruction set, for example, an Intel® Xeon or Intel® Core processor with the Sandy Bridge architecture, or later, released in Q1, 2011, or a processor with the AMD Jaguar architecture, or later, released mid 2013.
For a list of supported file formats for CAD file import and export, see the CAD Specification Chart.
LiveLink™ Products for CAD Software
The bidirectional interface functionality of the product suite detailed in the table below is available only for Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10; except for LiveLink™ for PTC® Pro/ENGINEER®, which is available only for Windows® 7. For other included functionality, such as file import and geometric operations, see the CAD Import Module and Design Module table.
|LiveLink™ for AutoCAD®||AutoCAD® 2020 and 2021|
|LiveLink™ for Inventor®||Inventor® 2020 and 2021; Inventor® Professional 2020 and 2021|
|LiveLink™ for PTC® Creo® Parametric™||PTC® Creo® Parametric™ 4.0, 5.0, 6.0, and 7.0|
|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® 2020 and 2021|
|LiveLink™ for Solid Edge®||Solid Edge® 2020 and 2021|
|LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS®||SOLIDWORKS® 2020 and 2021|
File Import for CATIA® V5
The File Import for CATIA® V5 add-on to the CAD Import Module, Design Module, and LiveLink™ products for CAD is only available for Windows® 7, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10. File import of the CATIA® V5 file format requires a processor with the AVX instruction set, for example, an Intel® Xeon or Intel® Core processor with the Sandy Bridge architecture, or later, released in Q1, 2011, or a processor with the AMD Jaguar architecture, or later, released mid 2013.
LiveLink™ for Excel®
An Excel® installation is not required for reading and writing Excel files. LiveLink™ for Excel® offers additional features when Excel® is installed on the Windows® operating system. LiveLink™ for Excel® is compatible with Excel® 2010, 2013, 2016 and 2019 on the Windows® operating system. Excel® 2010 Starter is not supported. If using Office 365 Excel® must be installed on the computer — LiveLink™ for Excel® requires a version of Excel that supports VSTO addins.
LiveLink™ for MATLAB®
LiveLink™ for MATLAB® is compatible with MATLAB® R2020a and R2020b on all supported operating systems. For Linux® operating system, the xterm and csh programs are required. For macOS operating system, the XQuartz and csh programs are required.
LiveLink™ for Simulink®
LiveLink™ for Simulink® is compatible with Simulink® R2020a and R2020b on all supported operating systems. For Linux® operating system, the xterm program is required. For macOS operating system, the XQuartz program is required. Note that LiveLink™ for Simulink® is not supported for use with the Application Builder, COMSOL Compiler™, or COMSOL Server™.
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 for you.
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