Me again Michael, thanks for the URL to the FreeRouter download. There seems to be an enormous amount of stuff there ( I assume most, only for developers) but I clicked on “FreeRouter.exe” in the \dist folder and it came up as a small window immediately on my Windows 8 (64 bit version). I loaded an 80286 .dsn file and it appears to be working on it fine. FYI, attached here is a picture of my desktop. This is a generic Windows 8.1 setup – nothing special.
I was wondering if it would make sense to have a simple/small download for people that just want to use the software to optimize .dsn files (make .ses files) without all the extra source files. For some of us – and definitely me, what you have there is overwhelming, I would never dare go into the guts of it.
One other thing, I must be “slow” but I can never seem to find things on pbworks. Could you also give me the URL for the “LED flasher”. Is there some trick to finding new entries. I don’t see for example a folder for QAutrouter.
From: n8vem...@googlegroups.com [mailto:n8vem...@googlegroups.com] On Behalf Of Michael Narigon
I put a dinky example on the pbworks website in the software information folder. This is a KiCad project for a simple LED flasher. I saved a "before" and "after" version of the pcbnew files so that you can play with creating .dsn files, running the autorouter, creating the .ses files, and importing back into pcbnew.
The default for the autorouter is that horizontal traces are on one plane and vertical traces are on the other. You can see that it did that even though it could have put all the traces on one plane. You can play with this as well as setting the trace width and clearances by netclass.
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