Eagle Autorouter

Digital tools for electronic work: software for pcb design, schematic drawing, circuit simulation, parts inventory tools, ...

Eagle Autorouter

Postby soggybag » 16 Jun 2011, 06:52

Can anyone post some pointers on using the Autorouting tool in Eagle? Seems this could be a time saver. I have it working and it makes a great two sided board. As a DIYer a singled sided board is what I really want, which seems trickier to created with the Autorouter.

I just noticed that the Autorouter seems to be working in the latest copy of Eagle. It didn't work in the older free version of Eagle.
soggybag
Solder Soldier
 
Posts: 242
Joined: 08 Aug 2007, 00:29
Location: San Francisco
Has thanked: 18 times
Have thanks: 8 times

Re: Eagle Autorouter

Postby Hides-His-Eyes » 16 Jun 2011, 08:54

You just make the layer cost 1 in the autorouter menu. And set preferred direction to N/A I guess?
Testing, testing, won too fwee
User avatar
Hides-His-Eyes
Tube Twister
 
Posts: 2015
Joined: 02 Feb 2010, 13:34
Has thanked: 53 times
Have thanks: 84 times

Re: Eagle Autorouter

Postby DeanM » 27 Jul 2011, 03:06

Hides-His-Eyes wrote:You just make the layer cost 1 in the autorouter menu. And set preferred direction to N/A I guess?

What does the * mean? I just installed eagle TONIGHT! lol and having manually routed a board i decide to check out hte autoroute. when i set it to the * for top layer it only used a few short and straight traces so is it fair to assume this means top is set to jumper layer? N/A wouldnt route because it was a microprocessor board and had too much goin on for just a single layer. Its just a guess that * is for jumper layers cos having only installed it this eve i haven't read over any of the manuals etc.

I have to say...it's a very cool piece of software! Its very easy to use! I learnt enough in an hour or two this evening to be able to pick a schematic and do a PCB in eagle! Really liked it!

PS: I'm used to using OrCad in college.

EDIT: quickly looked at the manual. for direction, * means none. :slap:
User avatar
DeanM
Resistor Ronker
 
Posts: 444
Joined: 05 Jan 2010, 21:42
Location: Ireland
Has thanked: 21 times
Have thanks: 4 times


Return to Software Room

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests