Traces or tracks on a circuit board are primitive design objects, straight lines of a defined widths that form electrical interconnections between component pads. Traces can also be used as general-purpose drawing features that are non-electrical, in which case they are referred to as lines. If your circuit board software doesn’t make it easy to quickly place circuit board traces and define their properties, then it’s time to consider an alternative.
Altium Designer is the best alternative on the market. With Altium Designer, you can easily add circuit board traces to your project with our interactive router and design rules checker. How does it work? The autorouter ensures that circuit board traces are placed in accordance with applicable Electrical and Routing design rules. A new trace that violates an existing trace that belongs to a different net will be clipped to meet the design rules.
Rules that apply during interactive routing include:
Routing via style
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