Free Trial of LabVIEW, Multisim, and Other NI Software

Updated Nov 18, 2022

Reported In

Software

  • NI License Manager

Issue Details

  • I want to evaluate NI software before making a purchase. How can I download trial software?
  • How long is the trial period for NI software?
  • I am using an evaluation version of NI software, but the evaluation expires soon. Can I extend that evaluation period? What is the process to do it?

Solution

In order to evaluate NI software, all you need to do is download the software and use it.  The initial trial period is 7 days. 

The majority of NI Software allow you to extend the evaluation period for an additional 45 days if you need more time to consider the software and your needs.

Considerations

  • Functionality: During an evaluation period, you are allowed to use the product with certain limitations, such as reduced functionality and limited execution time, for a predetermined amount of time. For example, LabVIEW Evaluation Version Limitations
  • Licensing: In this trial period, you will see “Evaluation License” in NI License Manager as well as the number of days remaining in this trial period.
  • Evaluation Time Period: Exceptions to this evaluation timeframes and their extensions may exist for legacy products.
  • Extending Evaluation: Evaluation extensions are not available for every version of software. Use the Extending Your Evaluation tool to determine if your software version is eligible for a trial extension. In Extend Your Evaluation portal, you can find and browse the complete list of NI software that has evaluation extensions available.