PCB wizard is a new tool which helps EDWinXP users to create the board
automatically. It facilitates automatic placing and routing of components in a
few steps. Proper settings have to be done on each step for the perfect
completion of the board.
The components of the schematic are packed either by manual or auto packaging.
Then invoke the Layout Editor. The packaged components will be stacked at the
Select Tools -> PCB Wizard. A window will be popped up as shown below. (Fig 1)
The required parameters are entered in the fields.
The parameters for autoplacing are set according to the requirement in the next window. (Fig2). The circuit design rules can be set in the section for Design rules.
In the next window, (Fig 3) if no separate routing parameters are provided, the
PCB wizard will take the default values from the circuit design rules to place
and route the board.
You can also browse and input the routing parameters if necessary. The parameters
can also be changed/ edited from the Routing Parameter Settings window. (Fig 4)
If any routing parameter is changed and when the Accept button is clicked, it
will prompt to override rules specified in Circuit Design Rules. (Fig 5)
Click on Yes
After the completion of the automatic placing and routing, if any unrouted
connections are present, it will list in the Display List ofUnrouted
Connections field. Click on Finish to exit the PCB wizard. (Fig 6)