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This module provides an exercise with step by step instructions for drawing a schematic in National Instruments Multisim. Multisim is fully featured SPICE schematic capture and simulation tool used for circuit design, simulation, and in combination with Ultiboard for layout of custom PCBs.

Exercise: drawing a schematic in multisim

Approximate time to complete: 20 minutes.

This exercise provides a general introduction to Multisim’s schematic capture. You will build and wire a basic circuit in Multisim using a variety of means to access parts,experiment with the wiring and run a basic simulation.


  • Understand the difference between real, virtual, ideal, and interactive parts.
  • Build and wire a basic circuit (including virtual wiring).
  • Become familiar with and set wiring options.


  • Build your own version of circuit 40kFILTER1_Complete.ms9 as pictured below. Select the required components from the MasterDatabase (Place/Component) and the In-Use List. Set component values as identified below. Note: Components R1, R2 and C2 are allvirtual parts.
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  • To wire your circuit, point at a component terminal so that you see the cursor changes to crosshairs and left-click. Move thepointer (while dragging the wire) to the second component terminal and left-click to terminate.
  • Using the Replace function by right clicking on the R2, choose Replace Component(s) and substitute the virtual resistor(R2) with a real resistor (Basic/Resistor) of your choice.
  • Double-click on the virtual components to see how they can be used to set variable parameters.
  • Rotate and move a component within the circuit to see how movement of components affects the wiring. Components can also berotated while being placed from the database.
  • Select the virtual capacitor from the In-Use List and place it between Points A and B in the circuit. Notice the how it isautomatically connected, and has a capacitance of 270 pF.

Questions & Answers

How we are making nano material?
what is a peer
What is meant by 'nano scale'?
What is STMs full form?
scanning tunneling microscope
what is Nano technology ?
Bob Reply
write examples of Nano molecule?
The nanotechnology is as new science, to scale nanometric
nanotechnology is the study, desing, synthesis, manipulation and application of materials and functional systems through control of matter at nanoscale
Is there any normative that regulates the use of silver nanoparticles?
Damian Reply
what king of growth are you checking .?
What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
characteristics of micro business
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How can I make nanorobot?
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
how can I make nanorobot?
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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