Just a very "quick read" on a new option for Quickplace this week.
The Allegro PCB Editor Quickplace is an application used to ‘quickly’ scatter components around the perimeter of the design or to a room location. By default, components are placed not to overlap each other. As a result, the application may fail to place components if space is not available. A new control option in the 16.6 release,"Overlap components by," has been introduced to improve completion percentages. You can control the amount of overlap - the default value is seeded at 50%.
Read on for more details …
Invoke Place – Quickplace
Enable the option "Overlap components by," which is located near the end of the form:
Set ‘Edge’ = ‘Top’
Click ‘Place’ then review the results:
Feel free to provide feedback on this new capability.
Jerry “GenPart” Grzenia