Placing Components on the Breadboard

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Edition Date: February 2017
Part Number: 375482B-01
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Complete the following steps to place components on a breadboard:

  1. Create a schematic diagram in the usual manner.
  2. Select Tools»View Breadboard from the main Multisim menu.
  3. The Breadboard View displays similar to the following example:

    • Hover the cursor over a component to see its description (1).
    • Click arrows to view other components (2).
    • The Place Component Bar contains components waiting to be placed on the breadboard (3).

  4. Click on a component in the Place Component Bar and drag it to the desired location on the breadboard. As the component passes over the breadboard, sockets change color as shown below.
  5. Red sockets (1) indicate where the component’s pins will be placed when the mouse button is released. All of the sockets labelled (2) are connected. Green indicates sockets that are internally connected to the red socket in the same row on the breadboard.

      Select Ctrl-R to rotate a selected component 90 degrees clockwise or Ctrl-Shift-R to rotate it 90 degrees counter-clockwise.

  6. Release the mouse button to place the component. Notice that the colored (red and green) sockets on the breadboard no longer appear.

  7. Return to the schematic view and note that the color of the placed component has changed as shown in the example below (R1).

  8. Continue placing the components on the breadboard. When all the components have been placed, the Place Component Bar collapses as shown below (1).

  9.   Where pins of components are connected on the schematic, you can place them in connected sockets on the breadboard as shown below (1). This technique can reduce the number of jumper wires required.

This topic refers to education-specific features of Multisim.


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