Activating Multisim

Updated Apr 19, 2024

Environment

Software

  • Multisim
  • Circuit Design Suite
  • License Manager

This Knowledge Base article lists the steps to activate Multisim. First, you need to determine the type of license you own. If you are interested in purchasing a Multisim license, visit How to Purchase and Activate Multisim Student Edition. Second, you need to download the corresponding Multisim edition. After installation, you will activate your software depending on the type of license you have. 

  1. Determine the license type you have. The Multisim edition you will activate depends on the purchased license. 
    1. If you are a student and you have purchased your license from Studica, then your Serial Number will activate a license seat for Multisim Student Edition.  
    2. If you are a student and your school has an Academic Volume License, then you can access a license for Multisim Education Edition.  
    3. If you have purchased Multisim Base Edition, Multisim Full Edition, or Multisim Power Pro Edition, then your license will activate the corresponding edition.
  
  1. Download the software depending on the license you own. Find the software download on the ni.com website or through NI Package Manager. This is what you need to download: 
    1. If you have a Student Edition or an Education Edition license, download NI Circuit Design Suite Education Edition
    2. If you have a Multisim Base Edition, a Multisim Full Edition, or a Multisim Power Pro Edition license, download NI Circuit Design Suite Professional Edition.
  1. This is what you need to activate: 
    1. If you are a student and you have purchased your license from Studica, activate Multisim Student Edition in NI License Manager.  
    2. If you are a student and your school has an Academic Volume License, ask your software administrator for a license to activate Multisim Education Edition.  
    3. If you have purchased Multisim Base Edition, Multisim Full Edition, or Multisim Power Pro Edition, activate the corresponding edition in NI License Manager. 

 
Summary of resources to activate Multisim
Type of license What do I download? What activation steps do I follow? What  
Multisim version do I activate? 
Purchased from StudicaNI Circuit Design Suite Education EditionActivating NI Software with a Single-Seat LicenseStudent Edition
Part of an Academic Volume LicenseNI Circuit Design Suite Education Edition if you are a student

If you are a researcher or an educator: NI Circuit Design Suite Professional Edition.
Activating NI Software as a Student Through an Academic LicenseEducation Edition

If you are a researcher or an educator: depending on your license agreement, you can activate Base Edition, Full Edition, or Power Pro Edition
Single-seat license, non-student NI Circuit Design Suite Professional EditionActivating NI Software with a Single-Seat LicenseBase Edition, Full Edition, or Power Pro Edition, depending on your license type
Part of a Volume License or Enterprise AgreementNI Circuit Design Suite Professional EditionConfigure NI License Manager to Point to a VLM Server Base Edition, Full Edition, or Power Pro Edition, depending on your license agreement


 

Is your Serial Number not activating Multisim after following these steps? Visit Multisim Serial Number Is Not Activating My Software.