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Autorouter ground pour hell

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Autorouter ground pour hell

Hi there,


I've had to use autorouter today (and had a hell of a bad time) and it did quite a mess on the ground pour.


Please see picture attached. It drew traces all over the pcb for each and every zone around the pour. Not only this makes it impossible to decipher the routing, it is also extremely slow and ugly if i try to move anything. 

Not counting that it also had a tendency to destroy the thermals.

Is that expected, and is there a way to turn that thing off?


Thanks, have a great day.



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in reply to: djon_3V3

Hi @djon_3V3 ,


I hope you're doing well. One of the pictures you posted seems to indicate that you stopped the router part way through. The TopRouter variant should not be interrupted part way, since you'll get very weird looking traces. As the toprouter progresses those get cleaned up. Remember to at some point click End Job, it's very important that you do this otherwise Electronics gets left in an indeterminate state and eventually could lead to a crash.


Let me know if you continue to run into issues.


Best Regards,

Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Hi @jorge_garcia2 


That might have happened. The toprouter never really started doing anything, and was desperately steady, while all others had finished long ago. I thought it was crashed and just selected the result i thought had best routing. Why those were also included in the other routing is a mystery to me. 

I will either deactivate it if i can or give it a real chance to finish, next time. Thanks.

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