Component Toolbar Grayed Out in Multisim

Updated May 9, 2023

Reported In


  • Multisim Education
  • Multisim 11.0 Education
  • Multisim 12.0.1 Education
  • Multisim 13.0.1 Education
  • Multisim 14.1 Education

Issue Details

Many of the toolbars that I commonly use in Multisim are grayed out, including the component toolbar.

I am unable to place components through the toolbar. How can this be fixed?


The options available in Global Restrictions menu allows you to enable or disable toolbars. If your toolbars are grayed out, you can simply return the toolbar options to their default settings by following these steps:

1. Select Options » Global Restrictions
2. Enter the password.  The default passwords are case sensitive and are as follows:
             a. Multisim 6 (2001): testbench
             b. Multisim 7: S7lock
             c. Multisim 8,9,10,11,12: Rodney
3. Under the General tab, un-check all the checked boxes. 
4. Click the OK button to save the new settings and exit the Global Restrictions dialog box.
    All toolbars will now return to their default settings in Multisim environment. 

    Additional Information

    If you do not see Global Restrictions under the Options menu, follow the steps outlined in How Can I Include Global Restrictions Under the Options Menu in Multisim?

    Global Restrictions feature is only available in Multisim Education Edition, this feature is not available in the Professional Edition.