This file contains installation instructions and compatibility information for Circuit Design Suite 14.3.
You can find more release information on ni.com.
Circuit Design Suite 14.3 has the following minimum requirements:
Refer to the LabVIEW Readme for additional system requirements and supported operating systems for LabVIEW.
Circuit Design Suite 14.3 supports the following operating systems:
Note Refer to Unsupported Windows Operating Systems for more information about support for Microsoft Windows OSes.
Note Circuit Design Suite no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Circuit Design Suite 14.3 will not install or run on an unsupported OS. You cannot deploy or distribute applications that use Circuit Design Suite 14.3 to an unsupported OS. Additionally, after installing Circuit Design Suite 14.3, you cannot use any installers built on this computer with any version of LabVIEW, LabWindows™/CVI™, NI TestStand™, or Measurement Studio on an unsupported OS.
For more information about the changes to our OS support, visit https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
Circuit Design Suite 14.3 supports the following application software versions, including service packs. If you are not using NI application software, refer to Microsoft Visual Studio Support.
|Application Software||Versions Supported by Circuit Design Suite 14.3|
|LabVIEW||2019, 2020, 2021|
This product no longer supports LabVIEW NXG. Refer to LabVIEW NXG on ni.com for more information about LabVIEW NXG Life-Cycle Dates and driver version support.
If you are using the Circuit Design Suite .NET Class Library, .NET Framework 4.0 (minimum) is required. The Circuit Design Suite 14.3 .NET Class Library can be used with Visual C# or Visual Basic .NET in any Visual Studio version that can target .NET Framework 4.0 or .NET Framework 4.5.
To use the .NET API, you must install the .NET class libraries or the .NET wrapper in addition to the NI device driver. For information about versions of the .NET Framework and the drivers each supports, as well as the download location of the installer files, refer to .NET Resources for NI Hardware and Software.
Download the Circuit Design Suite installer from ni.com/downloads. NI software includes NI Package Manager to handle the installation. Refer to the NI Package Manager Manual for more information about installing, removing, and upgrading NI software using Package Manager.
Circuit Design Suite 14.3 installs side-by-side with Circuit Design Suite 13.x and prior.
NI recommends regularly creating back-ups of files created within the Multisim and Ultiboard components of Circuit Design Suite. Additionally, you should back-up internal files that store user-created data, such as Master, Corporate, and User databases. These files can be found from Options»Global Options»Paths.
NI posts information about critical updates and security notifications on
ni.com/info and enter Info Code updates to access this information.
When installing Circuit Design Suite, the "Circuit Design Suite Support for LabVIEW" package will be recommended if you have already installed LabVIEW 2022 or later and installs to the LVAddons directory. This package supports applications using Circuit Design Suite with LabVIEW 2022 or later.
LVAddons directory location:
Visit ni.com/security to view and subscribe to receive security notifications about NI products. For information about critical updates from NI, refer to Available Critical and Security Updates for NI Software.
For more information on the Circuit Design Suite, refer to Getting Started with NI Circuit Design Suite. Access this guide by clicking Start»All Programs»National Instruments»Circuit Design Suite 14.3 Documentation»Getting Started.
For more information on NI Multisim, refer to the Multisim Help, accessible in the application from Help»Multisim help.
For more information on NI Ultiboard, refer to the Ultiboard Help, accessible in the application from Help»Ultiboard help.
You can automate the installation of most NI products using command-line arguments to suppress some or all of the installer user interface and dialog boxes.
If the NI product you are installing uses Microsoft .NET 4.6.2, the .NET installer may run before any NI software installs and may require a reboot before the installation of NI software begins. To avoid a .NET reboot, install .NET 4.6.2 separately before you install NI software.
For more information about automating the installation of NI products, refer to Automating an Installer in the NI Package Manager manual.
For more information about NI support for Windows 10, refer to NI Product Compatibility for Microsoft Windows 10.
Circuit Design Suite no longer supports Windows Vista/XP/7/8.x, Windows Server 2003/2008/2012, or any 32-bit Windows operating system. Versions of this product that ship after May 1, 2021, may not install or execute correctly on these operating systems. For detailed information about NI operating system support, visit https://www.ni.com/r/win32bitsupport.
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