I'm finding that the longest step in the layout process is placement and fanout.Originally posted in cdnusers.org by martoon
I haven't seen any threads in this forum about AutoPlace. Does anyone use it or had any success with it?
The documentation is airly extensive, but it doesn't really perform as expected. It actually seems to be performing as a grouping function, merely getting the parts on the board in a general area, and most times failing on the simplest of tasks.
If I want to speed up the grouping process, I can get much quicker results by doing a quickplace around the perimeter of the board and cross-probe the schematic, or do Place Manual and select by schematic page#.