The FEATool Multiphysics Toolbox can be installed directly from the
MATLAB APPS and Add-On Toolbar, the MathWorks File Exchange, or
downloaded directly from the link below
The FEATool Multiphysics simulation toolbox is written in the m-script
language, which requires MATLAB to run and interpret the source
is available from The Mathworks Inc.
FEATool has been verified work with Windows, Mac, and Linux operating
systems running MATLAB versions 7.9 (R2009b) and later. Furthermore, a
system with 4 GB or more RAM memory is recommended. To install, first
download and extract the FEATool distribution and software archive.
In order to use the FEATool Multiphysics, toolbox the included files
and directories must be installed on the intended computer system. It
is recommended to first uninstall older versions of FEATool before
updating to a newer version.
- For MATLAB 2012b and later double click on the FEATool Multiphysics.mlappinstall
file, or use the Get More Apps button in the MATLAB APPS
toolbar. Once the app has been installed, a corresponding icon will
be available in the toolbar to start FEATool. (Note that MATLAB
may not show or give any indication of the app installation progress
- For MATLAB 2009b-2012a, use the addpath command to add the
extracted featool program directory to the MATLAB search paths, so
that the program files can be found by the interpreter (for example
addpath C:\featool). Then enter the command
featool at the
MATLAB command prompt to start the toolbox GUI and application.
Please note, that using spaces in user and installation directory
paths is not recommended as it may cause issues with the external grid
generation and solver interfaces. Moreover, as all functions are
initially loaded into memory, FEATool may take some time to load and
show the GUI on initial startup.
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 example models and video tutorials.