Multisim Is Not Installing Co-Simulation Plug-In in LabVIEW

Updated Feb 7, 2024

Reported In


  • LabVIEW
  • Multisim
  • Multisim 14.0.1 Full
  • LabVIEW Control Design and Simulation Module

Operating System

  • Windows

Issue Details

I am using Multisim and I want to co-simulate a Multisim Design with the LabVIEW Control Design & Simulation module. However, I can't find the Multisim Design VI in LabVIEW. Why?


If you cannot find the Multisim Design VI in LabVIEW, it means that it was not installed. The Multisim installer will by-default enable the plug-in installer if it detects you have the proper versions of LabVIEW and the LabVIEW Control, Design, & Simulation module installed. The LabVIEW Control, Design, & Simulation Module is included as part of LabVIEW Professional.

You can check which version of Multisim you have by launching the application and selecting Help » About Multisim.

You can manually force the Multisim installer to install the plug-in for LabVIEW. To do this, launch the Multisim installer, and follow the prompts until you reach the Features section (see Figure 1) where you can select which features to install.

                                                                          Figure 1
  1. Click the icon to the left of the NI LabVIEW-Multisim Co-simulation Plug-in 14.1 for LabVIEW entry, and select Install this feature to a local drive.
  2. You can then click Next.
Once you finish running the installer, the plug-in will now be installed in the LabVIEW directory, you may launch LabVIEW and find the Co-simulation plug-in located in the Functions Palette » Control Design & Simulation » Simulation » External Models » Multisim » Multisim Design VI.

Additional Information

The Co-simulation tool is not present on Multisim base, if just the Multisim base is activated, the Co-simulation tool will not be present.