LiveLink for Solid Edge® 

LiveLink for Solid Edge® 

To Accelerate Your Solid Edge® Designs Through Simulation

Image made using the COMSOL Multiphysics® software and is provided courtesy of COMSOL.

Fluid-Structure Interaction (FSI) in the cast and mold of an aluminum extrusion process. The isosurfaces show the dynamic viscosity in the non-Newtonian aluminum flow.

LiveLink for Solid Edge® 

Evaluate the Real-World Performance of Your Solid Edge® CAD Designs

LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® is part of a robust platform that enables you to integrate multiphysics simulation into your 3D product design workflow. Solid Edge® is a 3D design system that can enhance your designs and make the design process more efficient. Combining Solid Edge 3D designs with the simulation capabilities in COMSOL Multiphysics allows you to visualize and optimize both the physical design and how it performs in the actual operating environment. A COMSOL model created from your design can include any relevant physical effects and their interactions ensuring that simulations are accurate.

COMSOL Multiphysics with LiveLink™ for Solid Edge® maximizes productivity with tools and features that facilitate integration and expand the possibilities for design evaluation. Capabilities include optimization studies and automated parametric sweeps, techniques for geometry refinement, and concurrent updates to your designs during the simulation process.

Synchronized Geometry Updates Keep Physics Definitions Intact

COMSOL model geometries are directly synchronized with the corresponding CAD designs by using the functionality provided in LiveLink™ for Solid Edge®. The geometry synchronization is associative, which means that physics definitions are preserved on model domains and boundaries throughout the design update process. Bidirectional updates are automatic when both programs are open at the same time and you are solving an optimization study or running a parametric sweep. During this process the CAD model parameters defined within Solid Edge are repeatedly accessed and modified by COMSOL Multiphysics based on either the evaluations of the optimization criteria or the parameter values specified for the sweep. Optimization studies make it easy to verify design parameters such as the placement of critical features, a task that would otherwise require setting up many simulations based on tracking multiple CAD files.

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