NI Multisim: Compare Designer Options

The introductory design environment is ideal for engineers focused on rapid capture and layout with basic simulation features.

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The standard NI circuit design environment includes schematic capture integrated with comprehensive simulation tools.

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The premier NI circuit simulation and analysis environment is for engineers focused on optimizing circuit design performance.

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Capture Features Multisim Base Multisim Full Multisim Power Pro
Customizable GUI
Modeless part placement and wiring
Global net naming
Rubber banding on part move
Ability to replace multiple components at once
Hierarchical design
Ability to re-order multisheet designs
Circuit annotations and schematic comments
Electrical rules check
Re-architected forward/back annotation to NI Ultiboard
Ability to export to Mentor PADS layout
Project packing (previously archiving)
Spreadsheet view - -
Pin and gate swap - -
Advanced reports - -
Cross-probing with Ultiboard - -
Database import/export - -
Snippets—Create - -
Snippets—Open
Templates Creation - -
Templates Opening
Component database 1 Partial Partial Complete

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Simulation Features Multisim Base Multisim Full Multisim Power Pro
Interactive simulator
Fully mixed-mode A/D simulation
Standard SPICE 3X5/XSPICE
Enhanced model support
Convergence Assistant
Virtual, interactive, animated parts
Mouse-click support for interactive parts
Measurement probes
Component Wizard
Enhanced Grapher visualization
NI measurement data file input and export
Circuit parameters
NI LabVIEW VIs as instruments and sources -
Virtual NI ELVIS II toolbar (with NI ELVISmx Driver installation) -
Expressions in analyses -
Ability to add traces to Grapher, post analysis -
Microcontroller simulation -
MCU functionality -
Grapher—Digital Display -
LabVIEW co-simulation -
Op-Amp Wizard - -
555 Timer Wizard - -
Filter Wizard - -
Switch mode power supply simulation models - -
Automation API - -
LabVIEW Multisim API Toolkit - -
Virtual Instruments 2 4 15 22
Analyses 2 0 16 20

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