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It would be nice to have  align-bottons to align the parts. Like Ultiboard or LabView!

I just finished laying out 3 boards and so I have some suggestions to make things easier in the future...

 

1) Add a 'net' column to the SMT Pads and THT Pads tabs, to show which net the pin is attached to.  This is documented here:

http://forums.ni.com/t5/Circuit-Design-Suite/Print-netlist-in-Ultiboard/m-p/3201459#M18003

It would let me see at a glance whether certain pins are actually connected to the nets they should be connected to

 

2) Add the ability to click on an error circle on the board and have Ultiboard highlight the error in the spreadsheet.  It works the other way around (click on the error in the spreadsheet view and you jump to the error on the board.  But it would be nice to go in the other direction.  I had problems with vias hitting incorrect traces and the spreadsheet details exactly which traces are connected, but I wanted to work on a specific problem on the board and didn't know which spreadsheet error this corresponded to.  This happened a lot.

 

3) Change the highlight color in the spreadsheet.  For some reason on my computer, I can barely see when a row is highlighted in the spreadsheet.  This is the same for Multisim and Ultiboard.  The background in my spreadsheet tab is white, and the highlight color is a very light gray.  If I look at the monitor at an angle so that the light hits it just right, I could see which component was highlighted.  But my neck started to hurt after awhile.

 

4) Have a button to turn on/off all layers at the same time.  I had an 8 layer board, and I alternated between just looking at the layer I was routing on to looking at all layers to figure out where to drop a via.  Double-clicking on each layer got very tedious.

 

Thanks!

MS current only allows embedding of bmp graphic files.  Quit often it has memory errors with even moderate bmp file sizes, and other often fatal bugs after you've installed a couple bmp graphics.

 

It would be great if it could support more modern graphics file types that can preserve detail without requiring such large file sizes.

 

How about just supporting PNG's at least?

So far so good.

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

 

Cheers

I am using Multim Touch form the applestore and I am very satisfied. But...

How about a Pro version of Multisim Touch with a price tag around 30.0 U$S but with more capabilities

like being able to use self-defined models, having some more components form the beginnig and being able

to exchange files (like models for instance) over iTunes in the App section.

I think educators and hobbyst would most likely be very inetersted.

 
 
 

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...

It would be helpful in more complicated designs to have an option to color nets. Currently Ultiboard offers only "Highlight net" option, but it highlights only one net, with a predefined color and disapperas after doing something else. Net coloring allows to glance and see, for example, power pins locations.

 

Regards,

Piotr Falkowski

Hardware Engineer, ZF TRW

UB differential pair groups should be able to specify how close to equal length is required.

 

There is almost always some amount of length matching error.  Not being able to specify allowed error means you will always get a DRC when you have matched length nets.

There are much more footprints of connectors available in Ultiboard than in Multisim. To create a correct circuit diagramm I need the same foortprints in Multisim. There are not enough connectors in Multisim.

It would be very helpful to have all the connectors in Multisim too!

I'd like to see a panelization option in Ultiboard, perhaps similar to the one in Altium (http://wiki.altium.com/pages/viewpage.action?pageId=4426668). Preferably with an option to panelize multiple different designs onto a single panel, choice of V-groove's / scoring, break-off tabs, etc.

 

Ben

 

 Ultiboard's single interface for layout and simulation with ultiboard's new parts spice model library and all the test instuments from multisim
Status: New    
by Member dubmaster ‎02-19-2016 12:18 PM - edited ‎02-19-2016 12:22 PM

Set up ultiboard with all the test instruments and spice models  like multisim. You would do away with multisim and develope a single interface within ultiboard to simulate and design and layout ....

 
You would place the parts on the board, i.e. transformer ,diode caps wire them  like you do in multisim, place test instrument ...

 
This would save time because you would place parts where the are to be , have the ability to run simulation within ultiboard  single interface ..

 
Place a 741 op amp from the ultiboard library that would have the foot print and spice model with in ultiboard , place the feed back resistor ..

 

 

It kinda make no sense to lay out twice , once in multisim , then ultiboard , the single interface would be king..

 

The New symbol

 

UBNS.png

 

The Scientist

 

http://www.dubmusic.com/thescientist/youtube/p=2

Update Multisim Touch to take advantage of iOS 9 side-by-side multitasking features.

Hello 

 

is it possible to do ? -

ZOOM SHEET - F7  - to apply to all active sheets and sub sheets together.

 

 

if it is not now, it would be nice to have in next revision

 

thanks

 

Michael

In Ultiboard it is possible to export a 3D IGES, but it is not possible to import these 3D IGES files in to Solid Edge or Solid Works. It would be a big improvement of Ultiboard if this was possible in the next update.

Hi,

 

the idea is that the colors of nets in Multisim will be automatically set for different nets. For example the ground net will automatically be black, the power supply (plus) red and so on... Maybe there is a way to save the user's preference in a config-file?

 

Thanks a lot

Jan

By default the soldermask Top and Bottom for a troughhole Via in Ultiboard are checked. It would be nice if I could select in the global preferences or PCB proberties of Ultiboard what I want for default for all the via's I place on the design.

Now, when my design is ready I have to think that I should uncheck the soldermask Top and Bottom of all via's on the design and when I did that and place a via the soldermask for this new placed via is checked for Top and Bottom.

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I am using Multisim 14 with the BASYS3 board  to teach a beginning digital class.  It would be very useful to have a searchable document reference of the available PLD components.  The best way I see to get information now is to do a internet search on each individual name.  Are there any better sources?  Thanks so much for your help.

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It's possible to select, edit, and place a net bridge footprint in Ultiboard (that connect two different nets, such as analog and digital ground), but there is presently no way to create a net bridge component in Multisim to complete a schematic that exactly matches and forward annotates to a desired board layout.  At least some other software packages (e.g. Altium) do offer such a component.  The ability to create such a part in Multisim would make for a much cleaner process, including design verification.

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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.

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