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pcorbin Active 67 posts since
Jul 14, 2009
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May 1, 2012 2:13 PM

Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

I am manually designing a complex flex circuit. Many curves, very large, very tedious, very frustrating (up to this point).

 

I am manullly routing in Blaze. I have the trace where I want it. When it completes - it minimizes and ruins

10 - 15 minutes of work.

 

Probably an easy question - I thought I thought of everything...

 

How do I route these traces and have them stay how I routed them instead of "minimizing" and/or

automatically "centering or hugging" when the route completes?

 

Thanks, Patrick

yan_killy Aficionado 174 posts since
Aug 22, 2008
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May 1, 2012 2:27 PM in response to: pcorbin
Re: Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

Hello Patrick,

 

In PADS Router go to Options, select Routing/General and make sure you have NO check mark in "Smooth trace on complete'.

 

Also check Follow route command that was introduced in PADS 9.4 release. In PADS Router start routing, RMB, select Follow from pull down, click next to what you want to follow and just move your mouse.

 

Regards, Yan

david.ricketts Aficionado 144 posts since
Jun 12, 2009
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May 1, 2012 2:58 PM in response to: pcorbin
Re: Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

Also, be sure to check the "Protect traces and vias when creating segments" box on the Routing menu.

yan_killy Aficionado 174 posts since
Aug 22, 2008
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May 3, 2012 9:35 AM in response to: david.ricketts
Re: Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

Follow command is only available for Interactive Routing only. Please seams a picture of the Follow not following Board Outline so well example. Make sure you have Customer Support Department involved. They will determine if we need to enhance Follow command for Board Outline part. I had pretty good success following very complex Outlines and even Keepouts comingled with it.

 

Regards, Yan

RLS2004 Active 54 posts since
Apr 28, 2009
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May 3, 2012 10:03 AM in response to: yan_killy
Re: Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

Yan, Is there an on-line tutorial or How-To video for the Follow command available on the Mentor support website?

yan_killy Aficionado 174 posts since
Aug 22, 2008
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May 3, 2012 10:33 AM in response to: RLS2004
Re: Stop The Router From Minimizing When Completing a Route?

Hello,

 

It will be on Mentor YouTube chanel next month with additional videos. Meantime I am posting on Mentor FTP site. It reamin there for 3 days.

 

ftp://ftp.mentor.com/pub/outgoing/PADS_Follow_Route_HD_V4_04_17_2012.zip

 

Regards, Yan

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