Joe and Dennis,
This company has no affiliation with Altium.  Yes I agree ELECTRA is the routing 
solution for all of Altium's products.  
Dennis, it will do BGAs, it will do it all. When importing back from the router, it 
exhibits the same chararteristics as Spectra. Every via is converted to 28 mils.  
Double hits are common on Vias, but this is a minor problem compared to the quality of 
routing.  The full version will set you back another 3K.  I probably can save that if 
I can buy PCB ala carte from Protel since I have no use for their other add ons.

Mike Reagan
EDSI
Frederick MD


---------- Original Message ----------------------------------
From: Dennis Saputelli <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Reply-To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Date:  Tue, 20 Jan 2004 11:28:34 -0800

>what does it cost ?
>how does it like BGAs?
>
>does it still convert all the via holes to 28 or is that a protel bug?
>
>maybe altium should give up and just buy the ELECTRA company ?
>
>ds
>
>
>edsi wrote:
>> 
>> Hello All,
>> 
>> I wish to share my excitement on new autorouter for Protel.  The router is from 
>> konekt.com, named ELECTRA.  Electra is available in several configurations, but I 
>> wish to share that I spent a considerable amount of time baselining this software. 
>> The router accepts DSN files, and is very similar in operation to Spectra less a 
>> few high speed commands.
>> As far as routing speed,  it is slightly slower than Spectra, but the accuracy of 
>> the traces are cleaner. On three separate tests of the same design, Electra was 
>> consistent with 500- 600 less vias.  It was also consistent on all of my track 
>> lengths. The test board had 1984 components, so this was not a trivial routing test.
>> The router also observed my protected traces.  I can not speak highly enough of 
>> this product, and no I do not have a vested interest in it
>> Download their demo.  I highly recommend it
>> 
>> Mike Reagan
>> EDSI
>> Frederick MD
>> 
>
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