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

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.

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, and Inventor® Professional 2016 and 2017
LiveLink™ for PTC® Creo® Parametric™ PTC® Creo® Parametric™ 2.0 (at least M100) 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.