COMSOL® Installation Companion
This article is a streamlined repository of installation information for COMSOL Multiphysics®, the COMSOL License Manager, COMSOL Server™, and COMSOL Client. To install COMSOL Multiphysics® and our other products, you must have a trial passcode or a license file. If you do not have one, first contact your COMSOL Sales Representative. If you are interested in learning about license types, see our COMSOL License Options page.
The Installer shown over the desktop on Windows®.
Installing COMSOL Multiphysics®
The following standardized resource can be used for installing COMSOL Multiphysics® on Windows® or MacOS with any license type. License types include Named Single-User Licenses, CPU-Locked Licenses, Floating Network Licenses, and Class Kit Licenses.
Walk through How to Install COMSOL Multiphysics®.
Installing the COMSOL License Manager
As noted in "How to Install COMSOL Multiphysics®", the COMSOL License Manager must be installed and running in your network for Floating Network Licenses (FNL), Class Kit Licenses (CKL), and installations on Linux®.
Learn about installing the License Manager here: How to Install the COMSOL License Manager.
Installing COMSOL Server™ and COMSOL Client
If you are looking to administrate COMSOL Server™, the platform for deploying and running applications built by an organization's in-house simulation experts, download the COMSOL Server Manual and watch How to Install COMSOL Server™.
If you do not want to or cannot run COMSOL applications on a browser, you may run them on COMSOL Client. Keep in mind that COMSOL Client is only available for Windows®. To learn about installing COMSOL Client, watch How to Install COMSOL Client onto Your Computer.
Additional Installation Resources
The abovementioned resources include the fundamental information for installation; for more information, we suggest the following videos:
- Named Single-User Licenses:
- CPU-Locked Single User Licenses:
- Floating Network License and/or License Manager administration:
- Class Kit License:
If you have issues during installation, please refer to the COMSOL Troubleshooting Guide. If you have an error while downloading you may reference the ssociated Knowledge Base entry Error: Error downloading file. Connection refused: connect.
For complete installation and operating instructions, see the COMSOL Multiphysics Installation Guide.