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 Post subject: How to route a beautiful bus line?
PostPosted: 10 May 2017, 03:22 
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Hi, I'd like to route a data bus collectively from MCU to 40pin connector.

Wiring interval of slant line and Horizontal/Vertical line are different
when tried to manual routing based on the grid.

Desired artwork is equal interval bus line. How can I operate?


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 Post subject: Re: How to route a beautiful bus line?
PostPosted: 10 May 2017, 06:12 
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You need a feature that DipTrace doesn't have called Track Hugging which forces traces to obey the design rules during manual routing. In DipTrace you will have to change the grid size and watch for Real-time DRC violations when adjusting the 45-degree angled traces. I suppose you could try using the following procedure to obtain equivalent spacing (be warned that I've only tried this once so it may not work for other cases)...

1) Route your bus lines including the "spacing-challenged" 45-degree sections.
2) Take note of the spacing between horizontal traces (hopefully the vertical traces have the same spacing).
3) Multiply that distance by a factor of 1.414 (sounds familiar) and set the grid size accordingly.
4) Without touching any trace corners or horizontal/vertical traces, drag each 45-degree trace until it snaps into position.

After you are satisfied with the results, return the grid to the desired size. In DipTrace Beta 3.1, a rudimentary "Bus Editing" feature has been added which allows you to select a group of parallel traces and drag them as a unit without affecting trace-to-trace spacing.


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 Post subject: Re: How to route a beautiful bus line?
PostPosted: 11 May 2017, 03:24 
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Thank you very much Tomg, that's so nice tutorial.
Grid adjustment is exactly what I was thinking.
I'm looking forward to future version;)


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