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Multisim Help

Edition Date: February 2017

Part Number: 375482B-01

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File Menu

The following table describes the commands found in the File menu.

Command
Description
New
Opens the New Design dialog box where you select the template to use for a new design.
Open
Opens a previously created design file or netlist. Displays a file browser. If necessary, change to the location of the file you want to open.
You can open files created in this, and previous versions of Multisim, and netlist files.
You can also open Ulticap and Orcad files.
Open samples
Opens a folder containing sample and getting started files.
Close
Closes the active design file. If any changes were made since the last save of the file, you are prompted to save those changes before closing.
Close all
Closes all design files. If any changes were made since the last save of the file, you are prompted to save those changes before closing.
Save
Saves the active design file. If this is the first time the file is being saved, displays a file browser. Optionally, change to the desired location for saving the file. You can save a design file with a name of any length.
The extension.ms14 is added to the file name automatically. For example, a design named Mydesign is saved as Mydesign.ms14.
To preserve the original design without changes, choose File»Save as.
Save as
Saves the current design with a new file name. The original design remains unchanged.
Use this command to experiment safely on a copy of a design, without changing the original.
Save all
Saves all open design files.
Export template
Opens the Export Template dialog box. Use to create a Multisim template from an existing design file.
File»Snippets»Save selection as snippet
Saves the current selection as a snippet.
File»Snippets»Save active design as snippet
Saves the entire active design as a snippet.
File»Snippets»Paste snippet
Displays an Open dialog box. Navigate to the desired location and snippet (*.png) file and click Open. The snippet file will be opened on the current design.
File»Snippets»Open snippet file
Displays an Open dialog box. Navigate to the desired location and snippet (*.png) file and click Open.
Projects and packing»New project
Creates a new project for grouping together related designs.
Projects and packing»Open project
Opens an existing project.
Projects and packing»Save project
Saves the current project.
Projects and packing»Close project
Closes an open project.
Projects and packing»Pack project
Packs the contents of a project into a single .mpzip file.
Projects and packing»Unpack project
Unpacks a .mpzip file.
Projects and packing»Upgrade project
Upgrades a project that contains files that were created in an earlier version of Multisim.
Projects and packing»Version control
Backs up or restores a project.
Print
Opens a standard Print dialog box.
Print preview
Previews the design as it will be printed. Opens a separate window, where you can move from page to page and zoom in for details. You can also print what you preview.
Print options»Print sheet setup
Allows you to set the page margins, page orientation (landscape or portrait), zoom level and output options.
These settings apply only to the current sheet.
Print options»Print instruments
Prints the faces of any or all of the instruments in your design.
Recent designs
Displays a list of the eight most recently saved design files. To reopen a file, select it from the list.
Recent projects
Displays a list of the eight most recently saved projects. To re-open a project, select it from the list.
File information
Displays the File Information dialog box.
Exit
Closes all open design windows and exits Multisim. If you have unsaved changes in any designs, you are prompted to save or cancel them.

 

Related Information

Creating a Design

The Virtual NI ELVIS I Schematic

The Virtual NI ELVIS II Schematic

Importing Files with Other Formats

Templates

Snippets

Working with Snippets

Setting up Projects

Simplified Version

Project Management and Version Control

Packing and Unpacking Projects

Version Control

Printing the Design

Printing Instruments


 

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