PCB autorouters are expensive tools, we all know this. Not to mention that some of them do not produce very good results. Today i found a new post in dangerousprototypes, talking about an on-line PCB autorouter with excellent results and free to use. It needs Java to run (what else...) and i gave it a try. I can tell you that i was excited! Very easy to use and gives some very good results. I did not have enough time to go through all the tools, but i will surely use it for my future PCBs.
This is what the developer writes:
|The interactive push & shove router is production stable and unsurpassed in its free angle capabilities.|
An autorouter is currently under development. It is already stable in the conventional 45 degree routing mode. The speed of the autorouter is still a bit slow, but the quality of the routing results is very good when compared with the results of existing autorouters.
The web-based version of the router is free.
It communicates with host PCB design systems via the standard Specctra DSN interface. There exists also an interface to Cadsoft-Eagle.