In Reply to: Re: Protel PCB question posted by Trilok on 10/22/01 at 12:40 AM:
You should get a good autorouter and learn to use it effectively. There are obviously times when manual routing is necessary but a good autorouter is a tremendous aid.
In fact this is one area where Protel have got it right: the standard 99SE router will handle single sided and it works well. (you will have to put your own jumpers in but that is no big deal)
If there is an autorouter tip it is this: placement is everything. With an autorouter you can and need to experiment with placement, time and time again if necessary.
Manual routing jockies may find this difficult because they have got into the habit of avoiding moving routed components, too much work.
I've been using autoroute since about 1985, often interactively. It's a tool which is useful to me. YMMV
Autoplace is lagging behind.