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Re: gEDA-user: pcb: Track routing strategies and tips

Colin D Bennett wrote:

> Does anyone have any tips on how to plan a layout for easy and clean
> track routing?  In particular for 2-layer boards.

Put extra care into component placement. IMHO, placement is more 
critical to the design than routing.

> One strategy that I have seen and recently tried is to use the top
> layer for all horizontal trace runs and the bottom layer for all
> vertical trace runs, or vice-versa.

Yep. This is a good default. It avoids road blocks by tracks on
both sides.

> Do you ever use the pcb autorouter 


> or do you always route by hand?


> Do you ever study other people's PCB designs to learn from them?

Sometimes I look with awe at computer motherboards ;-)

Kai-Martin Knaak
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