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So far so good.

It would be awesome if Multisim Live included also the Multimeter feature, as the PC software.

 

Cheers

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i am looking forward to see sensors and transducers in Multisim, for example models of thermocouples, NTC and PTC , LDR, even ultrasonic sensors  and LVDT can be easily added to Multisim. 

also i am waiting to improve the microphone model so that we can use it immediately in the circuit.  Further more, we are looking forward to Arduino in multisim.

 

regards

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It would be nice if PDF/SVG/LaTeX PGF export of Multisim Live Graph and Circuit to include it in academic literature like papers, books...

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Recently in class we were using the Signal Generator and the Bode Plotter.  It made it somewhat difficult to get the correct readings because the live version does not include an option to place an open wire (was using it on an op amp) like in the application version.  It also made it somewhat difficult to change an AC current when involving different equations. Overall I like the Live version.

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After placing some probes on my circuit, if I move any of the components, the attached wires will move accordingly, but the probes will not. Therefore they are no longer connected to the wires and need to be reconnected manually. I would like for probes to be attached to the wires and move along wtith them when moving components.

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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

 

make2.jpg

 

 

 

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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.

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Currently (Ultiboard 14.0) parts automatically glue to guidelines if one 'catches' a part center when placing a guideline. Then. when a part is glued, it moves along with the guldeline.

 

 When one works on a precise part of layout and aligns components using guidelines, guidelines can catch parts in other part of the PCB and destroy layout there. Please disable this feature or at least make it optional.

 

Regards,

Piotr Falkowski

Hardware Engineer, ZF TRW

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It would be good to allow undoing polygons vertex by vertex. Now when one makes a mistake when laying up a polygon, he/she has to cancel the drawing and start over. It would be a big improvement if there was an option to remove the last created polygon vertex.

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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?

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Current version of Multisim doesn't allow to view the Fourier Analysis Magnitudes in the form of Histogram. I hope it does in upcoming version.

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Make part selection select parts only on active layer. It is very frustrating when Ultiboard selects and drags e.g. a connector on Top layer along with (intended to be deragged) a resistor on Bottom. Ultiboard also selects locked parts on inactive layers, in situations like in the attached screenshot. I can select the locked part (which is SMT part placed on Top) when dragging parts on Bottom - this is VERY frustrating...

 

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A very useful improvement to Multisim would be to include support for the Digilent "Nexys 4 DDR" FPGA Board. Multisim 14.0 supports the "Nexys 4 DDR" board (no longer manufactured) but not the new "Nexys 4 DDR" (which replaces thr older one).

 

Alternatively, Multisim PLD Configuration Files for the Digilent "Nexys 4 DDR" FPGA Board should be made available.

 

Regards,

 

Carlos Gamio

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In UB when a selection of multiple text objects are grouped most of them just dissapear.  They do not re-appear when the group is ungrouped.

 

This is a pain when mutiple structures with text objects exist and need to be replicated in a design.

 

I reported this as a bug a couple revs back when I was a beta tester and was told it was fixed for the next rev, but it was not.  I updated the defect report with that info, but noone seems to have noticed.

 

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The report does not generate correctly if you don't have all the layers hard selected first in the design toolbox.

 

I believe this should be considered an error.  The layers exist and should be properly reported, whether they are enabled in the Design Toolbox for viewing or not.

 

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This would make managing files in a project that much simpler.  As it is now you have to go into windows explorer, rename the file, go back to the toolbox, click on the file, navigate to and select the new file after it tells you it can't find the file anymore.

 

Just a right click/rename would be so much smoother.

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New feature proposal:

 

Frustrating is the number of button pushes necessary to see a net on multiple sheets/

 

example

 

Net appears on two sheets

 

currently have to select sheet to see net.  To see on next sheet have to select sheet.

 

Selecting takes time.

 

Would be great if   after selecting the RED arrow, that space bar would go to next sheet to see net.

 

Sounds trivial, Upverter shows how they have done this, and then in Altium, one of the so called top csd tools, their tool requires one third mouse clicks.  They even have people in house analyzing how to reduce clicks to help user to save time.

 

Ultiboard could have this feature and be the premier Circuit Design Suite.

 

 

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Good day

Can you please add these important components in Multisim 14 as I consider thm extremely important. MAX1978 is a smallest safest most accurate single temperature controller for Peltier Thermoelectric cooler while MC10EP05 is an ideal pulse shaper where duty cycle skew is critical.

I would like to know how soon can this be done. I am on a extremely tight timeline.

 

Please help.

 

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On a good day, can select net in Multisim Transfer and will be identified in Ultiboard.

 

Sometimes it is difficult to see the net/trace

 

Ultiboard needs a zoom in function to be able to see the net trace

 

Ultiboard also needs to highlight in spread sheet the net without having to click on net, and go to results

 

Goal efficiency, too many button pushes to see in spread sheet.

 

Also, TRANSFER  > highlight just does not work.  Have a look at Upverter, down load program and convince yourself.  There when net is highlighted since schematic and layout are in single environment the net/trace is highlighted, no extra clicks.  Ultiboard needs to be cleaned up, rid of legacy style methods.

 

Most designers need to find nets in ratsnest many times during the day.  Ultiboard if it is to be considered a PRO product needs automatic identification with out highlight or cross probing in multiple steps.

 

Multsim find NET works great, again goes to results and should just identify in workspace, and have a key to go to the next of the search results.

 

Every other layout program has an alphanumeric Find function.

 

Ultiboard, get with the program.

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Often different types of prints are needed.  It should be easy to provide for saving and re-loading a print config as needed.

 

Export config schemes have already been implemented, which was a big plus.  Similar for printing would be great.

 

A bonus would be if it also remembered and set the printer properties for the target printer!