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Elena F

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#159 manual Route in arcs?

Posted by Elena F on 09 September 2013 - 10:07 AM


Is it possible to manual Route in arcs?

It is possible to route manually in the Manual Editor with "Arcs" button toggled on. In the Manual Editor the wires would appear as approximated lines, however, when you switch to the Freestyle Editor, the wires will take arc-like shapes.

In our new version 6.0, the arcs mode will be visual in the Manual Editor as well.

#140 Severe routing bugs

Posted by Elena F on 06 March 2012 - 10:11 AM

Sorry for the late reply (was away at the Embedded World 2012, Nuremberg)

Example 1: An autorouting variant with "0 Errors" leaves some wires unrouted.

This error is quite rare, so it's quite difficult to trace and resolve it. We are working closely on such issues and if you could email the project to me it will be highly appreciated.

Suggestions given in previous emails remain the same: work with sensitive issues manually and fix the segments of wires.

Example 2: Freestyle Mode draws wires wildly across other wires in the same layer. After re-routing the conflicting wire in Manual Mode, resolving the errors, and switching back to Freestyle, the wire snaps back to the wrong position.

There's been a few bugs fixed regarding wire snaps, but some of the issues remain and we hope to solve them asap.

Example 3: Switching between Manual and Freestyle makes routed wires magically disappear. After manually routing them again and switching back and forth, they are gone.

Well, this error is similar to "Example 1", so the suggestion for now is the same - fix the wires.

Example 4: Freestyle Mode produces non-DRC-compliant routings with wires that do not seem quite optimal. I last experienced this bug in version 5.2 because I haven't had the need to process this particular design ever since. However, since bugs 1-3 are still in there in the latest version, I would bet so is number 4.

These are so called "insensitivities" that we are managing as well. There's been a lot of them traced and solved, so if you try the project you've mentioned in TopoR 5.3. you should see the difference.

All in all, severe routing bugs you were reporting are quite difficult to fix within short period of time, but we are working on them.
Thank you for the report and hope to hear from you soon (with a project attached :rolleyes: )
Elena F.

#123 New Forum!

Posted by Elena F on 13 February 2012 - 10:22 AM

Dear members and guests,

I am glad to announce that we launch a new forum, dedicated to FX RTOS - real-time operating system for embedded systems.

Our friendly and professional technical support will be happy to answer all your questions.

#53 DSN Import - pinswap supported?

Posted by Elena F on 09 December 2011 - 12:38 PM

... now: can the autorouter do swap and ECO?
Before autorouting:
In Design Properties, Autorouter Settings ->Autorouting options,
Using Functional Equivalence, I selected 'Swap pins on a component',
but it didn't do any swaps: some are obvious swaps of nets on end of connector.


#      |------------------------------------------------------------------|
#      |       PIN          |                  GATE                       |
#      |------------------------------------------------------------------|
#      |    Physical | Pin  |    Gate    | Gate |       Gate       | Pin  |
#      |      Pin    | Type |    Name    | Swap |       Pin        | Swap |
#      |      Name   |      |            | Code |       Name       | Code |
#      |-------------|------|------------|------|------------------|------|
   (pin 3               5    77             3    C                    2 )
   (pin 2               5    77             3    B                    2 )
   (pin 1               5    77             3    A                    2 ))

Then, in Component Properties after import and selecting the part:

Name   Net    Pad      Pad equivalent  Gate  Gate equivalent
1      NET1   PADC52   2               1     3
2      NET2   PADC52   2               1     3
3      NET2   PADC52   2               1     3

Maybe interesting too, when "Gate Name" is 'GX' in the DSN,
the 'Gate' value in Component Properties is '0'.

Could you, please, send this project so that we can work on it together and find a possible issue to solve?

#49 DSN Import - pinswap supported?

Posted by Elena F on 08 December 2011 - 01:41 PM

Do you have a specific example of it not working, or you're simply curious?

As far as I know it is supported in DSN import parser.

#31 Discussions on other forums

Posted by Elena F on 11 August 2011 - 11:37 AM

Why is there such a strong preference for 45 degree angles in PCB routing?

Using TopoR with Eagle

PCB software design

Those discussions might be interesting to read.

If any of you have more links, feel free to add :)

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Posted by Elena F on 11 August 2011 - 11:16 AM

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