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Product Line: Circuit Design Suite
Release date: 02-16-2012
Software type: Application Software
Operating system: Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit
NI Circuit Design Suite 12.0, which includes the familiar NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard products, is both a software upgrade for current SSP members that are using version 11.0.x and a full installation for new users of the software.
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This new release brings with it a long list of new features and quality improvements. The following list is a summary of the what's included:
For information on how to install it, or how to obtain it, keep reading the following sections.
After installing this software upgrade, your license must be activated. You will be prompted for activation when you launch the software, or if you prefer, you can use the NI License Manager to activate. To access the NI License Manager, in Windows go to: Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager, expand the tree branch of the software you are activating, right-click and select Activate.... Follow the instructions in the screen.
Note: If you own a 11.0.x version, and you do not have a valid SSP contract at the time of this release, installing the 12.0 version requires activation. Without a valid 12.0 serial number you will not be able to activate the software and therefore you will need to uninstall/reinstall your original software.
If you currently have an active SSP account, you can have the NI Update Service automatically upgrade your software. To access the NI Update Service, in Windows go to: Start»Programs»National Instruments»NI Update Service and click Check for Updates. Follow the instructions in the screen.
After the update has been applied, you will still see your current 11.0.x installation, and also the new 12.0 installation. You can launch 12.0 and verify its version, the Help»About Multisim (or Ultiboard) dialog should read Version 12.0 (12.0.653), this means that your software is current up to version 220.127.116.11.
If you want to install this software for evaluation purposes, follow the link to the evaluation download located at the beginning of this document.
In order to be eligible for this release through Update Service, you must have a valid SSP contract and a 11.0.x version. This is a new major release and it will install side-by-side with your current 11.0.x version, it will not uninstall or update your 11.0.x installation. Owners of purchased software after the time of release will receive 12.0 in their shipment. You can also download the software from the evaluation URL and activate using your version 12.0 serial number.
You do not need to uninstall your current software, this update will install side-by-side to all 11.0.x versions.
Education Editions include: Education and Student, however Student editions are not eligible for SSP, only new purchases of Student edition will receive the 12.0 version.