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Multisim viewer

I was told I should post this idea here for a greater chance of it being acted upon.  The original discussion is http://forums.ni.com/t5/Circuit-Design-Suite/Multisim-viewer-and-other-suggestions/m-p/3116428#M1728...

 

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I'm interested to know if there are many others who would be interested in a Multisim viewer.  I'm hoping engineering see's this and it pricks their design creativity.  In my business, it would be very handy to have a low-cost viewer that our techs could use as they trouble-shoot the board.  It's not cost effective for us to buy complete licenses for techs that will only view, but not change the schematic.  Right now we print out the schematics, but not every value is available (it would be too crowded on the schematic) and the comments are hidden.  Plus you can't zoom in on printed paper.  The competition (read Mentor Graphics) have free viewers available.

 

Some other suggestions:

- The ability to have the values of a part pop up when the mouse is hovered over it. (Should be able to be switched off).

- The ability to group parts so that they can be oriented as a group. (Similar to how it is available in the component wizard).

 

These would be great enhancements.  Anyone else think so?

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This used to work if you installed and ran in demo mode.  I'm pretty sure version 9 worked fully for 30 dyas and then functioned as a viewer.  Too bad that abilty was lost.  A viewr for both MS and UB is almost a lockout requirment.

 

Please do this.

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I support the idea of Viewer for both Multisim and Ultiboard.