Download and Installation
The FEATool Multiphysics toolbox is a fully integrated simulation environment for use with MATLAB®. FEATool has been tested and verified to work with 64-bit Windows, Mac OSX, and Linux operating systems running MATLAB versions 7.9 (R2009b) and later. Furthermore, a system with a minimum of 4 GB RAM memory is recommended.
In order to use the FEATool Multiphysics toolbox it must first be installed on the intended computer system. The toolbox can be downloaded directly from the Precise Simulation GitHub repository and installed into the MATLAB® APPS and Add-On Toolbar according to the steps below.
- First download the latest FEATool Multiphysics.mlappinstall toolbox installation file (if you have downloaded a zip archive, then extract the mlappinstall file from inside it).
Then start MATLAB, press the APPS toolbar button, and select the Install App button.
When prompted to choose a toolbox file to install, select the FEATool Multiphysics.mlappinstall file and press OK.
Press the Install button if prompted to “Install to My Apps”.
Once the toolbox has been installed, an app icon will be available in the APPS toolbar to start the FEATool GUI. (Note that MATLAB may not show or give any indication of the toolbox installation progress or completion.)
To get started with FEATool you can try out some of the built-in tutorials which can be run directly from the File > Model Examples and Tutorials menu option in the FEATool GUI, or take a look at any of the quickstart example models and video tutorials. Note that, as all functions are initially loaded into memory, the app may take some time to load and show the GUI on initial startup.
Questions and Issues
If you have questions about using FEATool, the Documentation and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) is a first resource for more information. Questions and issue reports can be also be submitted to the community forum where you can participate in modeling and simulation discussions with other FEATool users. Alternatively, direct and priority assistance from the software developer of is also available with support and consulting packages.