NI Multisim and NI Ultiboard Professional Product Features



NI Multisim's schematic capture and simulation environment, and NI Ultiboard's layout and routing are available in different packages to ensure you have the professional tools, models, components and functionality to efficiently complete your design. The charts below showcase the various features available in each package.

NI Multisim is available in Base, Full and Power Pro Editions.

NI Ultiboard is available in Full and Power Pro Editions.

NI Multisim - Capture Features

The following chart investigates the schematic capture features of NI Multisim.



Power Pro

Customizable GUI
Modeless part placement and wiring
Fast retrieval parts bins
User defined fields
Advanced symbol editor
Auto and manual wiring
Virtual wiring by node name
Fast auto-connect passives
Rubber banding on part move
Replace multiple components at once
Bus-vector connect
Project manager
Hierarchical design
Multisheet design
Circuit annotations
Comments on schematic
Electrical rules check
Title block editor
Forward/back annotation
Export to Mentor PADS layout
Advanced search
Variant support  
Spreadsheet view  
Design constraints  
Zoom to selected part  
Pin and gate swap  
Customizable BOM  
Advanced reports  
Cross-probing with NI Ultiboard  
ERC scope setting  
Mark no-connect pins  
Database import/export  
Component database*PartialPartialComplete

*To view the components available in each package click here.

NI Multisim - Simulation Features

The following chart investigates the simulation features of NI Multisim.



Power Pro

Interactive simulator
Fully mixed-mode A/D simulation
Enhanced model support
Cadence PSpice model simulation*
Speed/accuracy tradeoffs
Simulation Advisor
Convergence Assistant
Virtual, interactive, animated parts
Mouse-click support for interactive parts
Measurement probes
Component Wizard
NI measurement data file sources
NI measurement data file export
NI LabVIEW VIs as instruments and sources 
Simulation profiles 
Expressions in analyses 
Add traces to Grapher, post analysis 
Rated components 
Insert faults into components 
Op-Amp Wizard  
555 Timer Wizard  
Filter Wizard  
CE Amplifier Wizard  
Model makers  
Switch mode power supply simulation models  
RF Design Module  
Nested sweeps  
C-Code modeling  
 Virtual Instruments **41522
 Analyses **01519
MCU Functionality *** 
Multisim Automation API  

**To learn more about the virtual instruments and analyses available in the professional tiers of NI Multisim click here.

***To learn more about the features of NI Multisim MCU Module click here.

NI Ultiboard - Layout Features

The following chart investigates the layout features of NI Ultiboard.


Power Pro

Gridless follow-me placement
Push and shove part placement
Push and shove trace placement
Real-time & from copper ratsnest
Real-time polygon update with voiding
Keep-in/keep-out areas
Forward/backward annotation
Real-time DRC
Jump to error
64 layers and 1 nanometer resolution 
Polar grids
Customizable layer viewing
Split power-planes
Comprehensive Footprint Wizard
Enhanced 3D visualization with print
Full screen mode
Gerber, DXF, IPC-D-356A, SVG output
Dimensions on PCB and landpatterns
Dimensions in Database Manager
User annotations
Net bridges
3D visualization inside circuit board 
Turn off ratsnest for selected nets 
Load and save technology files 
Cross-probing with NI Multisim 
Variant support 
Component Placement Sequencer 
Place components in array 
Unplace all components 
Ruler bar alignments and measurements 
Save PCB design as a component 
Permanent grouping 
Pin & gate swapping 
Gridless Connection Machine 
High-speed constraint-driven layout 
Multiple clearances 
Net topology choices 
Equispace trace support 
Differential Impedance Calculator 
Transmission Line Calculator 
Test point insertion 
Automatic tear-dropping 
Pin necked trace support 
Automatic jumper insertion 
Copy route & replica place functions 
In-place footprint editor 
Mechanical CAD 
Export 3D info in 3D IGES, DXF formats 
Copper amount report 
Test point report 
Number of pins supported1,400Unlimited
Spreadsheet viewLimitedComplete

NI Ultiboard - Routing Features

The following chart investigates the routing features of NI Ultiboard. The previous Ultiroute software is now a standard feature of both Ultiboard Full and Ultiboard Power Pro.


Power Pro


Pin & gate swapping

Fully customizable cost factors

Progressive routing

Interactive autorouting

Constraint driven routing

Follows keep-in/keep-out criteria

Manual pre-placement: components, vias, traces

Auto block capacitor recognition

SMD mirroring

Net shielding

Automatic testpoint insertion

Trace rubberbanding

Advanced BGA fan-out


Topology: shortest, daisy chain, star


Prioritize routing order


Route an individual net


Automatic bus routing


Differential pair routing


Group autoplace


Group autoroute




Pin number limit



Maximum number of layers



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