How to Build an App from a COMSOL Multiphysics® Model
Andrew Griesmer August 18, 2015
The Application Builder is an easy-to-use tool built into COMSOL Multiphysics. After watching the 10-minute video below, you will know how to build a functioning app from a model — and be on your way to building your own customized simulation apps.
Learning How to Use the Application Builder
As you are getting started building simulation apps in COMSOL Multiphysics, there are certain introductory-level things you should know how to do. To help you build up your base knowledge, we’re creating video tutorials that show you how to carry out specific tasks. The video featured here is Part 1 of a series of videos that teach you the basics of building apps in order to give you a base knowledge from which you may expand your apps by exploring the software yourself. We’ll continue to share each video on the blog over the next few weeks.
With the Application Builder, as with any other tool, the more time and effort you put into your apps, the more helpful they can be. For some of you, this video (and the accompanying videos in the series) may be enough to build an app that suits your needs. For others, this video series can be a springboard to eventually building more complex applications.
After watching this video, you will know how to do the following:
- Create a new form with the New Form wizard
- Modify the layout of your app
- Add a button
- Add data validation
Starting with the Busbar tutorial model, we create an app with the New Form wizard, wherein you can modify three parameters, run the simulation, and inspect the results. After creating this basic app, we make it more robust by modifying the layout to match the needs of the user. We add a second button to preview the geometry and limit the value of the input parameters that can be entered to prevent unrealistic inputs.