The autorouter is a useful tool for placing copper traces between components. The autorouter can be guided by adjusting its cost factors to control its routing behavior producing useful results in no time. The autorouter runs as a multi-threaded application, so you can explore several routing variations to choose the best option for your design. The Autorouter protects prerouted traces giving you full control over what nets need to be manually routed and which can be routed automatically. Other features include:
- Routing grid down to 0.02 mm (about 0.8 mil)
- Follow-me-router, a tool that supports you in manual routing; the trace of a selected signal is calculated automatically and adjusts dynamically based on your cursor position
- Ripup&Retry algorithm
- Cost factors allow users to tailor the autorouter's behaviour to their needs
- Uses the Layout's Design Rules
- Change between manual and automatic routing at any time
- Up to 16 signal layers (with user definable preferred directions)
- Full support of Blind and Buried vias
- Takes into consideration various net classes
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New Autorouter since Version 7
The autorouter can run multiple configurations simultaneously. The user is able to select the best outcome that accommodates his/her design. On computers with multiple core processors each thread can run on its own processor core. This optimizes EAGLE’s use of the available hardware.
The new autorouter includes the option to use our TopRouter. This intricate process will result in boards with significantly less points of transition compared to our previous algorithm. This means very cost effective boards that will need less manual interaction by the end user.