Of course we can route the board by hand.  I was just trying
to figure out if we could do it faster.

Best regards
mark

DUTTON Phil wrote:

> Hello Mark,
>
> I understand your problem. You can assign a width to a net with the 'Design
> Rules'.
> To be able to pick out a particular connection within the same net to assign
> a different width (eg a 'sense' connection in a Power Supply you can use the
> 'from-to' editor.
> Here, you can create a particular 'from-to' between 2 nodes and then use the
> 'Design Rules' to assign a width constraint to that 'from-to'.
> I've not tried this in a design, as usually I would attend to this type of
> design manually rather than using an auto-router.
> This is where you need a good board designer who will manually route the
> board with an understanding of the requirements of the design with respect
> to current flow, thermal, voltage, DfM, etc. considerations.
>
> regards,
>
> Phil.
>
> Phil Dutton C.I.D.
> Senior CAD Technician
> IPC Certified Interconnect Designer
>
> Tenix Defence Systems Pty Ltd
> Systems Division - Adelaide
> Second Avenue, Technology Park,
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>
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>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Mark W. Lund [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> Sent: Wednesday, 1 August 2001 8:24
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: [PEDA] Different sized ground traces
>
> In the power supply business we like to
> be able to change the width of the traces
> depending on how much current they are
> carrying.  Is there any way to autoroute
> such a beast, or are we stuck with the
> same width for any node?
>
> best regards
> mark
>
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Mark W. Lund, PhD            ** Custom Battery Chargers
CEO                                    ** Custom Power Supplies
PowerStream Technology       ** Custom UPS
140 S. Mountainway Drive     ** Custom DC/DC Converters
Orem Utah 84058              ** Power management electronics for OEMs
http://www.PowerStream.com
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