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This is not the first time this suggestion has been forwarded to NI. The process of semiconductor component selection in Msim is BACKWARDS. Components are frequently chosen to base a design upon because they are available, the price is right, already in stock, etc. Quite frequently these parts are not found in the component library. There is no way to identify which components in the library may be used as a satisfactory replacement for simulation purposes without going back to a vendor site (NI preferred vendor obviously because those vendor's parts are what's in the NI library.....) and start a tiresome search for a compatible part and whether or not it is in the NI library. That's a ridiculous process and waste of time. This request is to expand the NI semiconductor component library databases to include key semiconductor criteria, depending on device type of course,  such as hfe & HFE, Ft, leakage, capacitance/switching time, Vsat, Vf, Vgt, Igt, Ih, It, IDSS, RDS, channel mode, Vz, Iz and so forth. There should be little difficulty obtaining this from your vendor library sources and associating a part number with it's key criteria just as the vendor does to make part selection possible.

  • Component Library
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Having spoken to customer support, it would be useful for Multisim to have an automated function whereby it checks if a component in a design is in the corporate database.

 

There is a function for updating components, which would bring designs from older databases or that have been created without the current corporate database to be updated. However any components that aren't in the database are simply ignored.

 

Is it possible to have the functionality to somehow point out that a component in a design is not in the database. Without having to individually go through and check?

  • Component Library
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When a new version is released and installed it resets all configs, preferred paths, libraries, etc. to defaults.

 

It would be far more friendly to inherent the settings from the previously installed version instead of doing this.  Almost all other app updates I get seem to be able to do this with no problem.

 

 New versions (last 14.1) can't even load the configs from the previous version, so it's left to the user to re-create them from scratch.

 

 

  • Component Library
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Add some basic Digital Logic gates and interactive digital constants to the simulator. Just basic 2 and 3-input gates would be great.

  • Component Library
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Hello,

 

I am a noob in electronics and are following along one the popular
books: "Make:Electronics", but this idea is applicable for any textbook in electronics.

 

make1.jpg

 

Besides actually "breadboarding" the exercises in the book,  i would like to simulate them to get the hang of that side of things also, and after a lot of research, the web interface of "MultiSim Live" seem to be the perfect alternative.

In my case because the "2N6027" PUT component is missing from most competitors, but exist in Multisim Live Premium, and many excercises in the book depend on it.

 

Here is the idea:

 

Would it not be nice if the author could create a temporary subscription in Multisim Live for its subscribers, where only the components in the book are included?

 

The subscriber would still have to pay for it, but for a much smaller price, since it is only make sense if you have the book.

Pros:

- Multisim Live would get great advertisment since the product is referred to throughout the book.

- Beginners like me would not have to worry that we dont find the correct components , since they are listed when you login to multisim with this special subscription package.

- Of course, the author could have pre-made excercises in Multisim live to drive home points

- The opportunities for converting these subscribers to premium subscribers would be endless

 

Cons:

Absolutely zero

 

Please NI make this happen, its a no-brainer Smiley Happy

 

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Increase the library of microcontrollers like PIC, AVR Atmega in Multisim. There is Proteus software available which already have a vast library, but I like Multisim Environment and don't want to move to Proteus.

  • Component Library
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I know Hierarchial Blocks are helpful for circuit diagram reduction, but it is uneasy to browse & safe keep the hierarchial block file every time I need it. So it would be better if there's any way to convert the hierarchial block for into a permanent spice component in the user database of the component library. So is there any way?

  • Component Library