LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® Updates

For users of LiveLink™ for Solid Edge®, COMSOL Multiphysics® software version 5.4 brings support for synchronizing read-only parameters and object selections generated for material selections. See the LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® updates in more detail below.

Support for Synchronizing Read-Only Parameters

Dimensional parameters that are controlled by a formula in the CAD model can now be transferred during synchronization. These parameters are treated as read-only parameters and are available for use in a COMSOL Multiphysics® model. The values of these parameters cannot be changed inside the model, but they are updated with each synchronization based on the changes in the CAD model.

An example of read-only parameters in the Solid Edge software.

The V1274 parameter is controlled by a formula in this Solid Edge® part file.

The V1274 parameter is controlled by a formula in this Solid Edge® part file.
An example of read-only parameters in LiveLink for Solid Edge.

After synchronization, the V1274 parameter appears in the Read-only parameters section and the associated global parameter, LL_V1274, can be used in the simulation setup.

After synchronization, the V1274 parameter appears in the Read-only parameters section and the associated global parameter, LL_V1274, can be used in the simulation setup.

Object Selections Generated for Material Selections

Material selections, which are generated from the material assignments in the CAD model, are now available as general object selections. These selections are available in the lists of input objects for the geometry feature nodes, below the LiveLink™ node in a geometry sequence.

Updated Support for New CAD File Format Versions

The CAD file import and export functionality has been extended to support new versions for the following file formats:

Read from File

  • AutoCAD® (.dxf, .dwg): 2018 and 2019
  • Inventor® (.iam, .ipt): 2018 and 2019
  • NX™ (.prt): 12
  • Parasolid® (.x_t, .xmt_txt, .x_b, .xmt_bin): V31.0
  • PTC® Creo® Parametric™ (.prt, .asm): 5.0
  • SOLIDWORKS® (.sldprt, .sldasm): 2018

Write to File

  • Parasolid® (.x_t, .xmt_txt, .x_b, .xmt_bin): V31.0

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