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Comsol 4.0a License File


Comsol 4.0a License File

How to Install and Update Comsol 4.0a License File

Comsol Multiphysics is a software that enables the use of multiphysics simulations on any computer within your network via Floating Network Licenses. To use Comsol Multiphysics, you need to install the Comsol License Manager, which runs on FlexNet, and update your license file when necessary.

Installing the Comsol License Manager

The Comsol License Manager is software that manages the distribution of Floating Network Licenses to users within your network. The License Manager is typically set up by a network administrator and can run on a system with or without Comsol Multiphysics. The License Manager is always required for Comsol Multiphysics on a Linux operating system, regardless of license type[^1^].

To install the Comsol License Manager, you need to provide the Hostname and HostID of the machine on which the License Manager is to be installed. These information are used to generate a license file in .dat format, which will be emailed to you by Comsol. The License Manager can only be run on the machine that has the matching Hostname and HostID.

The License Manager uses the same installer software as Comsol Multiphysics. Once you open the installer, you can then choose what you want to install. See How to Install Comsol Multiphysics for more information[^1^]. Note: If preferred, you can download the binary files for just the License Manager on this Knowledge Base page[^1^].

Updating the Comsol License File

You will need to update your Comsol license file when either the host ID of a license manager or the license type changes, when transferring a license manager to a new computer, updating a trial to a paid license, or when modules change within a license[^2^]. This tutorial video shows you how to change your Comsol license file for CPU-locked Single User License (CPU) and Named Single User License (NSL) types when any of these events take place[^2^].

To update your Comsol license file, you need to run the installer again and choose Change Your Installation. Then, you need to browse for your new license file and complete the installation process[^2^]. Note: If you have a Floating Network License (FNL), Class Kit License (CKL), or Academic Server License (ASL), you need to contact your sales representative or technical support for assistance with updating your license file.


In this article, we have explained how to install and update Comsol 4.0a license file for different license types. For more information about Comsol license options for commercial and academic use, please visit this page[^3^].

Exploring Comsol Features

Comsol Multiphysics is a software that offers a wide range of features and functions for modeling and simulating various engineering fields and physics phenomena. Some of the features include:

A comprehensive CAD work environment that allows you to create and import geometries, define material properties, and apply boundary conditions[^1^].

A flexible physics interface that lets you choose from predefined physics settings or enter your own equations and expressions[^1^].

A powerful solver that can handle nonlinear, time-dependent, and coupled multiphysics problems[^1^].

A rich postprocessing and visualization tool that enables you to analyze and present your results in 2D, 3D, or animations[^1^].

An application builder that helps you turn your models into user-friendly simulation apps that can be deployed to your collaborators and customers[^1^].

Choosing Comsol Modules

Comsol Multiphysics can be extended with add-on modules that provide specialized functionality for different engineering domains and applications. Some of the modules are:

Electromagnetics modules for modeling electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, optical, and plasma phenomena[^1^].

Fluid flow and heat transfer modules for modeling fluid dynamics, heat transfer, mass transfer, chemical reactions, and porous media flow[^1^].

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