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Re: Altium 20 new interactive routing features


I installed AD20 to play around a bit.  The new any-angle mode so far works
as advertised, it is quite smooth and responsive.  The video may be
pre-planned but I don't think it's heavily edited.  The router seems to
update the proposed path at every grid step, so if you set a small grid the
updates look relatively fluid.

On Mon, Dec 2, 2019 at 3:52 PM Kliment (Future Bits) <kliment@xxxxxxxx>

> On 02.12.19 21:37, Tomasz Wlostowski wrote:
> > All of this is true - for autorouters. This whole thread started with
> > Altium's videos about the improvements to their interactive
> > (semi-manual) router. P&S actually use very few strictly topological
> > concepts (in the case of Kicad P&S, mainly in the optimizer part of the
> > code)...
> The video looks very much like to me like the trace is following a
> voronoi cell boundary with cells coming out from each obstacle outline
> vertex. But what do I know? Maybe I'm just imagining things.
> >
> > BTW, I'm surprised by the smoothness of the animation in A***m's
> > promotional videos. Did they use some editing/postprocessing to make
> > them look this way? :D
> I suspect the interaction is scripted and slightly sped up (just from
> looking at the speed of mouse movements and menu interactions in the
> other videos. That said they do advertise their newly sped up
> accelerated graphics stuff, so maybe it is that smooth.
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