System Requirements - 5.2a Interfacing Product Suite

CAD Import Module and Design Module

Windows® Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10. Vista is supported but functionality may be limited.
Mac OS X Mac OS X 10.9 or later supported.1
Linux® OS Specific System Requirements only.1

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

For the 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 only available for Windows® 7, Windows® 8, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10. For other included functionality, such as file import and geometric operations, see the CAD Import Module and Design Module table.

LiveLink™ Compatible Software
LiveLink™ for AutoCAD® AutoCAD® 2016 and 2017
LiveLink™ for Inventor® Inventor® 2016 and 2017
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® 2016 and 2017
LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® Solid Edge® ST7 and ST8
LiveLink™ for SOLIDWORKS® SOLIDWORKS® 2015 and 2016

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, Windows® 8.1, and Windows® 10.

LiveLink™ for Excel®

LiveLink™ for Excel® is compatible with Excel® 2007, 2010, 2013, and 2016 on Windows®. Excel® 2010 Starter is not supported.

LiveLink™ for MATLAB®

LiveLink™ for MATLAB® is compatible with MATLAB® R2015b and R2016a 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 for you.