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Product Line: Circuit Design Suite

Version: 13.0

Release date: 09-03-2013

Software type: Application Software

Operating system: Windows 8; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP 32-bit; Windows Server 2008 R2 64-bit; Windows Server 2003 R2 32-bit


NI Circuit Design Suite 13.0, which includes the familiar NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard products, is both, a software upgrade for current SSP members that are using versions 12.0.x or earlier, 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, quality improvements and new database parts. The following list is a summary of the new features:

  • Circuit parameters
  • Stop analysis from Grapher
  • Multisim design templates
  • Import Open EDA Component Library (OECL) files
  • New Automation API methods
  • LabVIEW Multisim API Toolkit
  • Parameter sweep analysis improvements
  • Multi-section component improvements
  • Word Generator improvements
  • Component Wizard improvements
  • Simulation improvements
  • Documentation improvements
  • New example circuits
  • 2478 new database parts
  • 185 bug fixes

For information on how to install Circuit Design Suite, or how to obtain it, keep reading the following sections.

Installation Instructions

In order to be eligible for this release through Update Service, you must have a valid SSP contract and a prior version of Circuit Design Suite installed. You can also download the software from the evaluation URL and activate using your version 13.0 serial number.

Circuit Design Suite will install side-by-side with your current 12.0.x or prior versions.

Education editions include: Education and Student editions. Student editions are not eligible for SSP, only new purchases of Student edition will receive the 13.0 version.

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 can launch Multisim and verify its version, the Help»About Multisim dialog should read Version 13.0 (13.0.632), this means that your software is current up to version 13.0.

If you want to install this software for evaluation purposes, follow the link to the evaluation download located at the beginning of this document.

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