Library Import

Multisim Help


Edition Date: February 2017
Part Number: 375482B-01
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You can import components into the Multisim database, and parts into the Ultiboard database from Open EDA component library files (*.oecl).

  For details on EDA component library files, refer to the Open EDA Component Library Format manual, installed in ...<install directory>\National Instruments\Circuit Design Suite <version>\documentation\OECL Format Description.pdf.

Complete the following steps:

  1. Select File»Open, navigate to the desired .oecl file and click Open.
  2. Or

    Drag and drop the desired .oecl file into Multisim.

    The Library Import dialog box displays.

  3. Complete the following to set the destination for Multisim components:
    1. Select the desired items in the Components list. <Ctrl-click> to multi-select.
    2. Select the desired database, component group and component family in the Destination list.
    3. Or

      Click New to create a new component family as needed.

      Refer to the Library Import Dialog for details as needed.

        If you create a component family in error, you can delete it using the Database Manager. Refer to the Managing Families section for details.

  4. Complete the following to set the destination for Ultiboard parts:
    1. Select the desired items in the Parts list.
    2. Select the desired database in the Destination list.
    3. Or

      Click New to create a new part group as needed.

      Refer to the Library Import Dialog for details as needed.

        If you create a part group in error, you can delete it using the Database Manager in Ultiboard. Refer to Ultiboard Help for more information.

  5. Click Import to import the selected components and parts to the selected locations.

 

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