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Hi,

Multisim Live allows for the export of .ms14 files but will not import them.

 

Multisim will not export .msjs files

 

So there is no way for the tools to be used interchangeably.  

 

This topic has been on the forum for several years(10-25-2017) so clearly there is a strong argument for not implementing it.

 

Proposal:Could you either:

  • Add MAC OS support 

OR

  • Allow Multisim Live & Multisim to work interchangeably by importing/exporting of suitable data files.

 

Thanks & regards...

 

 

 

We are a user of Multisim and Ultiboard and have been for many years.  We have appreciated that there are user fields in the data base that we can populate with our company specific information including Part Numbers and descriptions. 

 

Here is the Good idea . . . We would like to be able to have our Part Numbers display on schematics and appear in BOM reports and also transfer to Ultiboard.   Transferring to Ultiboard is important so that the Part Numbers appear on the Centroid Output.  Currently this can be done in Multisim by copying and pasting the PN into the Label field however, this a very tedious task and it leads to errors especially on large schematic designs.  As for BOM reports, it is also a very tedious task that takes a long time.  

 

With Ultiboard, this is also a manual process of copying the Part Numbers from the schematic to the Centroid output for our machine machine programs.  (SMT)  

 

This seems like these would be very useful tools for an operation who is using your software for both design and manufacturing.  Please consider adding this feature to the next update. 

Unfortunately there seems no way to upload an existing circuit design to multisim live. The only file extension accepted is .msjs. Trying to upload any .ms14 design is simply ignored (not even an error or warning is displayed)!

I posted the following in the main Multisim - Ultiboard forum but it was suggested I post it here.  Sorry for the duplicate posting.

 

Digi-key and other distributors are providing schematic symbols and footprints via Ultra Librarian in many formats (e.g. OrCad, Altium, Cadence, even Eagle!!) but NOT for Multisim or Ultiboard.  I have asked the Ultra Librarian people why this is and they say they have tools to support it but are having trouble getting required information from NI to complete the work and make a release.  

 

What does it take to get Ultra Librarian the information they need?  Who is the right NI contact?  Why do we MS/UB users not have the same tools as the other package users?  

 

I would like the option to change the color of the PCB. This feature allows a versatile look before sending file to manufacturing.

Red, blue, purple, etc please 🙂

 

Thanks.

bits4bots@gmail.com 

 

 

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Some users have suggested the following ideas:

1) Add a feature searching functionality: The current search options are mostly related to the vendor name or characteristics, sometimes it could be cumbersome to find a part using the vendor name. Parts should be also accessible by its characteristics and features.

2) Add a command to access via command line the interactive simulation.

 

This seems to have become worse and worse in recent revisions of MS and UB.  When the spreadsheet is open on a net or part tab in UB or MS every time I touch a net or part or row in the spreadsheet it redraws the screens over and over and over for many many iterations before calming down.  At least 3 times but sometimes as many as maybe 10 or more times.  And it's not very fast either.  It is becoming VERY irritating.

Since netnames, power supply names and sheet connector names are not actually parts there is no conflict for naming a refdes the same as one of these.  I believe this used to be OK in some previous version of MS.

 

This would be very useful for test point parts.

 

Does anyone even read these ideas?

 

1. Increase Width of all traces together in the grapher.

2. Option to choose axis variables in the grapher, for example instead of time in the x-axis, I need some circuit voltage, for this option the simulator should simulate for all circuit variables, and after completion of simulation, the user could change the axis variables as desired. ( In PSPICE it happens the same way, and its useful)

3. When inductors are coupled using Inductor Coupling Block, then those inductors should be assigned dot polarity, same should also be done for the transformer models.

4. When I perform Transient, DC Sweep or Parameter Sweep analysis, all the selected output variables are plotted on the same graph, this is good for most of the times,
but sometimes I desire them to be plotted on 'Different Graph but on Same Graph Page' and I know this can be done by copying the original graph and paste it on the same page and then deselect the unwanted variables, which is tedious work. So there should be an additonal option to plot the variables on 'Different Graph but on Same Graph Page'. Also user should be able to change the bottom axis range of all graph together for easy comparision.

5. Is it possible to incoporate the datasheet of components within the multisim, without visiting manufacturer's webpage?

6. I desire the multisim to create backup of all custom setting made to it (for example Keyboard Shorcuts), so that I could restore it in case of new installation.

7. Multisim Viewer for viewing the schematics and simulating them

Add the possibility to transfer components user fields from MS (MultiSim) to UB (UltiBoard) in TEXT variables (TEXT,TEXT1,TEXT2,...).

In UB add the possibility to have the component height (height + Offset) and user fields to the part centroids export

In UB add the possibility to export user fields in the BOM

On upgrade it would be interesting to automatically keep the circuit designer suite configuration, particuliarly for customized interface, user button and keyboard shortcuts.

 

Thanks

It would be interesting to have a feature to import either text base, .csv, or XML format netlist into Multisim. We have a Flying probe machine (Acculogic brand) that export netlist in XML format (See the attached file) Would it be possible to add the feature added to import that netlist in Multisim. See the attached xml file to see an partial example of netlist that we have. 

Some icons suggestion (part 2) to add to ultiboard for:

Keep-in/Keep-out area

Narrow

Orthogonal

PCB properties

Unplace parts

Update component

Widen

Group Replica place

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Some icons suggestion (part 1) to add to ultiboard for:

45 deg. angle

Add vertex

Any angle

Board outline check

Connectivity check

Corner Mittering

Export

Group editor

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Some icons suggestion to add to multisim for:

Add Multi-Page

Bill of Material

Export Spice Netlist

Highlight selection in Ultiboard

Netlist Report

Replace component

Reverse Probe Direction

Spare Gate Report

Update Component

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Allow user defined IGBT SPICE model with IGBT symbol, just like for NMOS

lab report diagram

5. Schematic: To set some min and max limits for a voltage, current or power (they shall be visible in Grapher when you generate the plot). 

 

Notes:

This idea is splitted from topic "NI Multisim - new ideas" posted in 2014:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/Multisim-and-Ultiboard-Idea/NI-Multisim-new-ideas/idi-p/2792686

 

If some ideas are implemented in NI Circuit Design Suite 14 they shall be skipped and topic can be removed by admin.

3. Schematic: To add active probe (see CircuitMaker 2000 solution).

 

With the 14 version release there are probes feature added that I did not have a chance to evalute however probe can be moved dynamically to the specific net to check a signal level (voltage or current) or when you place on a component so power dissipation can be measured and showed (power dissipation vs time).

 

Notes:

This idea is splitted from topic "NI Multisim - new ideas" posted in 2014:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/Multisim-and-Ultiboard-Idea/NI-Multisim-new-ideas/idi-p/2792686

 

If some ideas are implemented in NI Circuit Design Suite 14 they shall be skipped and topic can be removed by admin.

4. Schematic: To add operating state annotation for transistors (active, cutt-off, saturated).

 

Notes:

This idea is splitted from topic "NI Multisim - new ideas" posted in 2014:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/Multisim-and-Ultiboard-Idea/NI-Multisim-new-ideas/idi-p/2792686

 

If some ideas are implemented in NI Circuit Design Suite 14 they shall be skipped and topic can be removed by admin.