Not really helpfull, I know :
I was never able to have it working somewhat 
properly at all. Look at the autoplacer as
'experimental' gadget, and proceed manually 
to have the job done.

I admit I lost the patience after a few hours 
of trying.

Rene

Danny Bishop wrote:
> 
> HI All
> 
> I have a very tight design, and want to see whether I can physically fit all
> my components on the board - this seems to be an appropriate use of the auto
> placer. Whenever I use the statistical placer the file crashes, and the
> cluster placer seems to ignore the keep out layer and component clearance
> requirements.
> 
> I have done what help suggested, ie
> 1) reset the origin to the absolute origin
> 2) define my keepout layer
> 3) set my placement DR's
> 
> Is there anything else I can do to get the components to be placed with
> correct clearances within the board boundary, or must I do it manually?

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