LiveLink™ for Revit® Updates

For users of LiveLink™ for Revit®, COMSOL Multiphysics® software version 5.4 brings support for synchronizing read-only parameters. Read more about the LiveLink™ for Revit® update below.

Support for Synchronizing Read-Only Parameters

Mass parameters that are controlled by an equation in the Revit® 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 Revit® model.

An example of read-only parameters in the Revit software.

The h1 mass parameter is controlled by an equation in this Revit® project.

The h1 mass parameter is controlled by an equation in this Revit® project.
An example of read-only parameters in LiveLink for Revit.

After synchronization, the h1 mass parameter appears in the Read-only parameters table and the associated global parameter, LL_h1_concert_hall, can be used in the simulation setup.

After synchronization, the h1 mass parameter appears in the Read-only parameters table and the associated global parameter, LL_h1_concert_hall, can be used in the simulation setup.

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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