A student of mine made me notice that NI offers the option to extend trial versions of the free Education Edition for 45 additional days. This would last students through May 10, which is long enough for my class to complete the final project. I’ve attached instructions for how students can install and extend the MultiiSim trial version on their own PCs. I hope it helps.

Multisim has a "Live Online Circuit Simulator. It is online and there is a free version that can be run remotely in the browser. It is limited in the free version but is somewhat usable for 206L with some guidance and a few extra parts added into the circuit.

Download Multisim Trial Instructions:

Filename: Download_Multisim_Trial_Instructions

Go to:

Click the [GET STUDENT DOWNLOAD] on the right side of the window about ¼ down from the top. 

This will start the downloading of the file: file into your Downloads folder.

The file is about 770 Mbytes and will take about 20 minutes if you have high speed internet.

Once the file is downloaded, right click and Extract All Files.
You can use the download folder or extract them to a folder of your choise.

Once the files are extracted, change directories to the folder containing the extracted file and
Double click the Readme_eng.html file for information about the Multisim program and issues with installing Multisim 14.1

Run the autorun application program.  This will install Multisim for you.

The splash screen will appear and select: Install NI Circuit Design Suite 14.1

Select Install Product for Evaluation



Uncheck “Search for updates”


Accept License Agreement if you want to use the software.



Installation begins

When asked to install the ELVISmx Software click Cancel
If ready restart Computer

Go to the Start Menu and find “NI Multisim 14.1” and execute it.

It gives you a 7 days trial period and asks if you want to extend.


Login to your NI account or make an account using your .edu mail ID

It should be extended and start Multisim ready for use.

Begin the Procedure Procedure.


It is true we have a site license for NI software.  Faculty can create an account with NI and by using their email address can activate NI software for use off campus.  The UNM license is for use on campus only as stated in the NI license agreement.  The off campus agreement don’t include students.

 Multisim is currently only available for installation on Windows operating systems. Multisim can not be installed on Mac OS X or Linux.  This is from NI see

 Check this for MAC and Linux users.