Activating NI LabVIEW and Multisim Student Edition Software


This document covers activating National Instruments licensed software, purchasing student editions of NI LabVIEW and Multisim software, and using 30-day trials of NI myDAQ software.


Activating National Instruments Student Software

Activate your student edition of NI LabVIEW and Multisim software in three or fewer simple steps.

  1. Locate your serial number.
    You can find your serial number on the product packing slip or on the shipping label as shown below:

Figure 1: Locate Serial Number on the Label

The serial number is a 9 character alpha-numeric key activating both the student edition of LabVIEW and Multisim.

  1. Install your software.
    When installing LabVIEW and Multisim, you need to provide your serial number. If you enter your serial number during installation, activation is completed over the Internet during the installation process.

    If you have installed your software already and did not activate it during the installation, move on to step 3.

  2. Launch the NI Activation Wizard.
    Navigate to Start»All Programs»National Instruments»NI License Manager. Once the License Manager has loaded, click the Activate button on the toolbar and follow the on-screen instructions to activate your National Instruments software.

For more information on product activation or to activate your software online, through e-mail, via fax, or over the phone, visit

Purchasing LabVIEW and Multisim Student Edition Software

If you do not have your serial number, leave the serial number blank in the installer to use the product in evaluation mode. Follow these links to purchase LabVIEW and/or Multisim at a student discount. Note that the NI Circuit Design Suite includes NI Ultiboard and Multisim software.

NI LabVIEW Student Edition
NI Circuit Design Suite Student Edition

Trial Editions

If you are not ready to purchase or do not have a serial number handy, leave the serial number blank in the installer to use the 30-day evaluation of LabVIEW and Multisim. You can install the evaluation versions from the NI myDAQ Software Suite DVD included with your NI myDAQ hardware.