NI Multisim 10.0.1: Enhancements and New Features

Publish Date: Jul 16, 2007 | 11 Ratings | 2.36 out of 5 |  PDF

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. NI Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1: Supported Platforms
  3. NI Multisim 10.0.1
  4. NI Multisim MCU Module 10.0.1
  5. NI Ultiboard 10.0.1
  6. NI Circuit Design Suite - Support and Upgrade Utility

1. Introduction

This article contains information for the release of National Instruments Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1 for Windows. This maintenance update to our schematic capture, simulation and layout tools provides a number of enhancements to our suite of easy-to-use design tools.

The Multisim 10.0.1 maintenance release allows users to install the circuit design suite on the new Microsoft Vista 32 bit and 64 bit operating systems.

Having attentively listened to your feedback, we also continue to focus on quality so professional engineers and academic users alike are ensured an effective and integrated design flow.

 

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2. NI Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1: Supported Platforms

Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1 supports Windows Vista/XP/2000 32-bit editions and Windows Vista 64-bit edition. Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1 does not support Windows NT/ME/98/95.

 

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3. NI Multisim 10.0.1

The following items are changes from NI Multisim 10.0 to NI Multisim 10.0.1.

ID Fixed Issue
105630 Fixed an issue where the emitter and collector were reversed on MPSA transistors.
105749 Fixed an issue where opening files with a large number of hierarchical blocks was very slow.
106033 Fixed an issue where performing an AC analysis on a file containing a large number of Unicode characters would give a simulation error.
107518 Fixed an issue where some additional TO-92 components had incorrect footprint mappings.
107519 Fixed an issue where NPN/PNP Virtual components had generic footprints in the breadboard.
107730 Fixed an issue where reports with Unicode characters were incorrectly aligned.
107788 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash replacing unconnected wires by a subcircuit.
107791 Fixed an issue where probes in subcircuits did not retain their settings on undo.
107836 Fixed an issue where Fourier analysis failed with probes having Unicode names.
107841 Fixed an issue where the Convergence Assistant did not show if the Simulation Error Log/Audit Trail was already showing when a timestep too small error occurred.
107845 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash using the Convergence Assistant if the circuit contains interactive components.
107884 Fixed an issue where the NI ELVIS did not display correctly in 16-bit color.
107895 Fixed an issue where searching for part of a Unicode name did not work.
107920 Fixed an issue where User Fields were not saved if the number of characters exceeded 50.
107955 Fixed an issue where Electronics Workbench 5 (EWB) files could not be imported on Windows Vista.
107984 Fixed an issue where the Component Detail Report did not display in 16-bit colors.
107990 Fixed an issue where scroll bars did not display for multiline subckt definitions on some localized operating systems.
107994 Fixed an issue where simulation in one schematic would update probes in another schematic.
108028 Fixed an issue where RLC User Fields could not be imported.
108035 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would freeze showing the properties of a Capacitor.
108059 Fixed an issue where the Multisim API did not destroy the Multisim object in abnormal termination scenarios.
108071 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash if an instrument window was open in one file, and another file was closed and the first file was automatically selected.
108090 Fixed an issue where database merge utility did not show the location of the file to be merged.
108091 Fixed an issue where the toolbars did not immediately refresh when closing the Description Box Editor with an open Instrument window.
108093 Fixed an issue where the file path did not display in the Project View tab of the Design Toolbox
108113 Fixed an issue where Multisim 6 and 7 (MS6 and MS7) files with AC and distortion values unchecked were imported with a value of 1 instead of 0.
108114 Fixed an issue where probes did not display correctly in analyses if they had a Unicode RefDes.
108116 Fixed an issue where analyses with custom output expressions did not work.
108128 Fixed an issue where setting the Default Circuit Path in the Global Restrictions prevented components from showing in the breadboard.
108130 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash when placed breadboard components were deleted, then the breadboard was closed, and reopened.
108142 Fixed an issue where probes could not be added to custom analysis expressions.
108143 Fixed an issue where Monte Carlo and Worst Case analysis did not display components with Unicode names correctly when setting tolerances.
108144 Fixed an issue where dialogs would sometimes show the workspace underneath.
108160 Fixed an issue where some analysis graphs did not display Unicode output correctly.
108161 Fixed an issue where some TO-92 footprint mappings were incorrect.
108163 Fixed an issue where some diodes incorrectly displayed generic land patterns in the breadboard.
108164 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash when the Select All command was selected in the breadboard view.
108170 Fixed an issue where Monte Carlo analysis incorrectly used the collating function.
108178 Fixed an issue where Measurement Probes did not appear correctly in Analyses after being renamed.
108194 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash deleting a bus connector from subcircuits.
108195 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash showing the Virtual Components toolbar in non-English language.
108205 Fixed an issue where the power group toolbar button was missing for some tiers.
108217 Fixed an issue where breadboard components became unplaced if the file was saved with the breadboard view open but not active.
108218 Fixed an issue where sometimes breadboard components were not shown.
108219 Fixed an issue where breadboard components sometimes became unplaced the second time the breadboard was shown.
108220 Fixed an issue where variable RLC component groups had the wrong icon in the Component Browser.
108221 Fixed an issue where the breadboard did not show the correct 3D symbol.
108227 Fixed an issue where restoring the grapher zoom sometimes did not restore correctly.
108236 Fixed an issue where RLC components placed in the breadboard became unplaced when additional components were added.
108243 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash replacing a bus by a subcircuit
108250 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash at exit if the Convergence Assistant was run.
108252 Fixed an issue where title blocks are not imported from Electronics Workbench 5 (EWB) or Multisim 6 (MS6) files.
108278 Fixed an issue where the MOSFET Model Maker swapped PMOS and NMOS transistors.
108280 Fixed an issue where the MOSFET Model Maker gave incorrect directions to the user.
108289 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash scaling the Network Analyzer.
108292 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash loading default settings in the Network Analyzer.
108304 Fixed an issue where the Edit Model button was not shown for Virtual MOSFETS.
108317 Fixed an issue where an invalid password dialog was shown even if the password was valid.
108321 Fixed an issue where breadboard Circuit Restrictions were not saved.
108324 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash when running a circuit from a previous version containing a PWL source.
108327 Fixed an issue where TDM files could not be given Unicode file names.
108328 Fixed an issue where Multisim could not link to Ultiboard footprints with Unicode names.
108339 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash when toggling to show net names.
108340 Fixed an issue where the expanded RLC list sometimes would select the wrong initial value.
108347 Fixed an issue where temperature parameters prevented simulation of RES models.
108351 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would freeze when an inserting an object into the Description Box Editor.
108362 Fixed an issue where Multisim would freeze importing some EWB5 files when components were very close together.
108367 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash when the Circuit Description Box editor was opened via the context menu when Circuit Description box editing was restricted.
108438 Fixed an issue where a multipage schematic created in Multisim 9 would not open.
108458 Fixed an issue where only one transistor type was available in the Opamp Model Maker
108476 Fixed an issue where simulation did not work with double-byte user names.
108493 Fixed an issue where the Current Probe would not work when placed on a pin.
108505 Fixed an issue where files with Unicode did not save correctly on some localized operating systems.
108517 Fixed an issue where instrument text was small on Japanese localized operating systems.
108531 Fixed an issue where a probe placed on a wire sometimes would cause incorrect net names when placing a component on the net.
108590 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash when labels enclose a link.
108608 Fixed an issue where the Bill of Materials sometimes incorrectly showed RefDes's when importing a file from a previous version.
108615 Fixed an issue where some controls on the Agilent Oscilloscope could not be set.
108623 Fixed an issue where User Fields were sometimes deleted after editing a component.
108636 Fixed an issue where variants for hierarchical blocks were not displayed in the Design Toolbox.
108637 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash on Batched Analysis in certain East Asian versions of Windows.
108641 Fixed an issue where SPICE Netlist (CIR) files could not be imported on Vista.
108685 Fixed an issue where user-defined code models would not simulate.
108689 Fixed an issue where editing a component sometimes unplaced other components in the breadboard.
108690 Fixed an issue where breadboard components sometimes became unplaced after loading a file.
108707 Fixed an issue where the three terminal virtual opamp would not simulate accurately in certain configurations.
108716 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would freeze after sorting the RefDes in the spreadsheet.
108729 Fixed an issue where transfer function analysis would not work in some localized versions of Windows.
108753 Fixed an issue where Unicode net names were not correctly displayed in DC Operating Point Analysis.
108754 Fixed an issue where the electrolytic capacitor model nodes were swapped.
108764 Fixed an issue where the breadboard netlist could not be saved if there were components/net names with Unicode.
108801 Fixed an issue where a busline with spaces in the name could not be renamed.
108806 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash after deleting a busline where two segments of a single wire were connected to the busline.
108822 Fixed an issue where placing a component on a wire sometimes resulted in virtually connected nets.
108918 Created a new component to add arbitrary SPICE statements to the netlist (Basic > BASIC_VIRTUAL > ARBITRARY_SPICE_BLOCK).
108957 Fixed an issue where a large number of .param statements would cause simulation errors.

 

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4. NI Multisim MCU Module 10.0.1

The following items are changes from NI Multisim MCU Module 10.0 to NI Multisim MCU Module 10.0.1.

ID Fixed Issue
107559 Fixed an issue where changing breakpoints would not mark a file as being changed.
107867 Fixed an issue where Metalink MPASM assemblers would not run in 64-bit versions of Windows.
107869 Fixed an issue where Microchip assemblers would not run in 64-bit versions of Windows.
107983 Fixed an issue where the debug line indicator would not display in the source code view.
108025 Fixed an issue where pressing the asterisk key would not press the key in the keypad component.
108069 Fixed an issue where breakpoint markers would not correctly clear for circuits containing hierarchical blocks/subcircuits.
108074 Fixed an issue where Multisim sometimes would crash with Unicode files names in the MCU Module.
108094 Fixed an issue where some very large MCU simulations resulted in a simulation error.
108127 Fixed an issue where building one project, then changing the active project, would open a blank debug listing.
108151 Fixed an issue with timing problems in serial port transmission modes 1, 3, and 3 in 8052 MCUs.
108223 Fixed an issue where MCUs would not simulate in analyses.
108371 Fixed an issue where some Unicode characters were permitted in MCU code files.
108401 Fixed an issue where breakpoints in one project were cleared when another project was built.
108513 Fixed an issue where Multisim would crash after removing a file via the Code Manager.
108611 Fixed an issue where the MCU workspace was not saved when saving to a network path.
108745 Fixed an issue where listing files containing Unicode could not be loaded for PIC MPASM.
108767 Fixed an issue where Projects with Unicode names could not be built on certain East Asian versions of Windows.

 

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5. NI Ultiboard 10.0.1

The following items are changes from NI Ultiboard 10.0 to NI Ultiboard 10.0.1.

ID

Fixed Issue
106598 Fixed an issue where exporting SVG with a Unicode file name would not create the HTML file correctly.
106846 Fixed an issue where matte and shine settings were swapped.
107855 Fixed an issue where creating the Bill of Materials failed if the board contained components with Unicode characters.
107924 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard crashes on undo of renumber footprints.
107931 Fixed an issue where Multisim and Ultiboard would crash if a file was opened through Windows when a modal dialog was visible.
107938 Fixed an issue where searching for a component with a Unicode name did not work in the Database Manager.
107942 Fixed an issue where Print Preview was enabled in the autorouter mode.
107956 Fixed an issue where exporting a Gerber file would fail if a layer contained Unicode characters.
107957 Fixed an issue where only one of the exported SVG files was compressed.
107958 Fixed an issue where IPC-D-356A export would fail if a net name contained Unicode characters.
107959 Fixed an issue where exporting SVG failed if a layer contained Unicode characters.
107960 Fixed an issue where exporting the Layer Stackup Report to HTML would fail if the file contained Unicode characters.
107964 Fixed an issue where exporting reports to HTML would incorrectly export the ohm character.
107999 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard sometimes would crash when canceling part movement.
108007 Fixed an issue where clearances were not drawn correctly for rotated rounded pads.
108009 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash showing a 3D preview if a polygon was not well formed.
108018 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash importing a file containing Ultiboard 7 test points.
108044 Fixed an issue where L55 files could not be imported.
108045 Fixed an issue where trace biasing showed V/H instead of Vertical/Horizontal.
108063 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash when exiting with the Design Toolbox undocked.
108098 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash adding and removing DRC filters from the Filter Manager.
108103 Fixed an issue where the selected printer changed to the default when returning from the print preview.
108134 Fixed an issue where changing the pad of a SMT component turned on clearances.
108141 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard encoded the file name incorrectly if a Unicode file name was selected for a ANSI only file type.
108156 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash changing a test point's pin type.
108162 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash closing the print preview window.
108238 Fixed an issue where pressing Enter would not apply changes in many dialogs.
108240 Fixed an issue where a custom angle could not be entered for an attribute.
108241 Fixed an issue where a custom angle could not be entered for a component.
108254 Fixed an issue where in some cases, it was not possible to move an existing track.
108263 Fixed an issue where clicking Apply changed the locked property.
108270 Fixed an issue where a custom pin shape could not be selected for a net bridge.
108312 Fixed an issue where blind vias incorrectly became through hole vias.
108313 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would import an incorrect number of layers.
108403 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash when closing a file after using Renumber Footprints.
108404 Fixed an issue where the route length check incorrectly depended on the parallelism status.
108410 Fixed an issue where Autoroute Selected Buses did not work.
108435 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash on DRC check if a via was not correctly assigned to a net.
108557 Fixed an issue where the DSUB15F-VGA connector pins were reversed.
108557 Fixed an issue where the DB15SLC connector pins were reversed.
108648 Fixed an issue where a custom pin shape could not be added to part in the footprint editor.
108669 Fixed an issue where a custom pad shape could not initially be selected when placing a THT pin.
108692 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard sometimes would crash if a custom pad shape was selected for a THT pin.
108703 Fixed an issue where some DRC errors were not be shown until after running a Netlist and DRC check.
108770 Fixed an issue where traces placed in a keep-in area could not be moved.
108780 Fixed an issue where the spreadsheet dould not correctly display the RefDes for parts with a Unicode RefDes.
108819 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard sometimes would crash showing the 3D view for some parts.
108897 Fixed an issue where the "Remove Islands Smaller Than" value could not be changed.
108913 Fixed an issue where Ultiboard would crash using the Renumber Pins command in the Footprint Edit Mode.

 

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6. NI Circuit Design Suite - Support and Upgrade Utility

The following items are changes from Circuit Design Suite 10.0 to Circuit Design Suite 10.0.1 for the Support and Upgrade Utility (SUU).

ID Fixed Issue
107981 Fixed an issue where the browse button did not show Unicode characters correctly.
108011 Fixed an issue where the proxy port was ignored when entered at installation.
108082 Fixed an issue where Support and Upgrade Utility would crash at startup on some localized operating systems.
108204 Fixed an issue where Support and Upgrade Utility would hides but wouldn't quit if the close button is clicked after installation.
108706 Fixed an issue where updates could not be successfully applied in certain East Asian versions of Windows.
108743 Fixed an issue where the Release Notes could not be viewed in certain localized versions of Windows.
108794 Fixed an issue where updates could not be successfully applied on certain versions of Windows.

 

 

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