In addition to the components and wires used to capture a circuit, NI Multisim software contains a variety of simulation-driven instruments that wire into the schematic just like you connect a real instrument on the bench. These simulation-driven instruments, like their real-world counterparts, are fully interactive so you can change their settings while running a simulation and instantly see new results.
Simulation-driven instruments help you take advantage of the full power of simulation without having to be an expert in SPICE syntax. When you press a button on an instrument, an appropriate simulation command is automatically issued and results are immediately displayed on that instrument's user interface. You can save instrument settings and simulation results with the circuit file and resize the faceplates of instruments to adjust to different screen resolutions and presentation modes.
With Multisim, you can place simulation-driven instruments from the Simulate»Instruments menu or directly from the Instruments toolbar as seen below.
Simulation-driven instruments have three distinctive views to each instrument, which allows for selection, placement, wiring, setting configuration, data visualization, and so on.
| Type|| Description|| View|
- Represents an instrument in the Multisim Instruments toolbar
Represents an instrument in a circuit
Use the instrument's terminals to wire it to a circuit
Double-click on an instrument's symbol to open the instrument panel
Allows the user to interact with the instrument by
- Setting parameters
- Displaying data
You can show or hide the instrument panel by double-clicking on the instrument's symbol. The instrument panel is always drawn on top of the main workspace so that the parameters are not hidden. You can place the instrument panel wherever you wish on your desktop and resize it to account for different screen resolutions and presentation modes. When you save your circuit, the instrument panel location and hide/show status are stored with the circuit. Also, any data contained in the instrument is saved, up to a maximum size.