Replicating Orcad & PSpice Behaviour in NI Multisim

Publish Date: Mar 28, 2012 | 0 Ratings | 0.00 out of 5 |  PDF

Overview

This page provides a quick lookup table on how to replicate former Orcad & PSpice behavior in NI Multisim. By providing an integrated capture and simulation environment, NI Multisim streamlines the design of circuits, while still providing powerful analysis capabilities. This guide is intended as a quick lookup table, and is by no means complete as to the various methods of performing tasks in NI Multisim.

Table of Contents

Replicating Orcad & PSpice Behavior in NI Multisim

 

Function Pspice Multisim Shortcut Key
Placing Components

 

Draw > Get New Part

 


Place > Component or

Select from In-Use list or

Select from Component Toolbar

 

Ctrl+W
Changing Component Values

 

Double-click on component. Select the Value attribute. Change the value field.

 

 

Double-click on component to invoke Value tab or

Change component values in bulk through the Spreadsheet View (Component tab)

 

N/A
Changing RefDes Values

 

Double-click on refdes and change its value.

 

 

Double-click on Component and navigate to Label tab or

Component tab of Spreadsheet View or

Tools > Rename/Renumber Parts

 

N/A
Wiring

 

Place > Wire

 

 

Click on Symbol pins to automatically form connections or

Drop RLCs over wires to form automation connections or

Touch-and-drag symbol pins to automatically form wires

 

Ctrl+Shift+W
Interactive Simulation

 

Unavailable

 

 

Click on the Play button or

Simulate > Run

 

F5
Setting Up Analyses

 

Use SPICE commands

 

 

Simulate > Analyses

Select appropriate analysis type

Configure the dialog appropriately

 

N/A
Graphing Output

 

Click on Add Trace after you have ran the SPICE command for the analysis

 

 

Graph automatically produced based on output variables

 

N/A
Adding Expressions as Output Variables

 

Add expression when adding traces to graph

 

 

In Output tab of selected analysis, select Add Expression

 

N/A

 

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