[v6.56] ELECTRA – New generation of shape-based autorouting software for PC boards

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ELECTRA is a new generation of shape-based and automated routing software for PC boards, developed by KONEKT from Belgium. It can provide high completion rates for automated routing on the most densely populated multi-layer PCB designs. Compared with traditional grid-maze autorouters, the shape-based approach makes more efficient use of routing areas, and is better suited to deal with the complex design rules and requirements of high density SMD or through hole boards, thus achieving the highest routing completion rate.

As an automated PCB routing program, ELECTRA supports a variety of file formats and CAD systems, and can complete routing designs as quickly as possible – no matter how complex the design requirements are, it can meet them. ELECTRA employs an effective cost-based multi-channel conflict reduction algorithm to find routing solutions that adapt to the natural flow of grid. Adaptive routing algorithms are the only proven way to achieve high completion rates on today’s complex PCBs. In addition, ELECTRA provides immediate feedback on routing progress and conflict reduction rates.

ELECTRA can be integrated into all PCB CAD systems (such like Altium Designer, Pulsonix, CADInt, TargetPCB, SeeTrax, DipTrace, DEX, EAGLE, etc.) that support DSN file format, and has been adopted by many famous business users around the world. Its users are from amateurs to large corporations, for example: Airbus, BOSCH, BMW, Electrolux, Epson, Fairchild Semiconductor, Flex, HP, IBM, Kyoritsu, LG Electronics, NASA, Pioneer, Renault, Siva Power, Sharp Corporation, SONY, STMicroelectronics, Volkswagen, and more.

// Key Features //

  • Gridless routing of up to 256 layers
  • Shape-based architecture
  • Differential pairs autorouting
  • Length matching autorouting
  • Autorouting to target length
  • Wiring and Clearance rule by layer, net intra-classes and inter-classes
  • Via size and use_layer rule by net class
  • Width and spacing rule by area
  • Split/full power and ground plane support
  • SMD escape fanout control
  • Routes SMDs on both sides of the board
  • Blind via and buried via support
  • Support for embedded components
  • Split Power/Ground Planes support
  • AutoRouting by polygonal keep-in fences
  • Memory routing pass
  • Supports pre-defined fanout patterns
  • Customization of cost factors
  • Post-route cleanup optimization
  • Real-time display of routing progress
  • Shadow mode display on selection
  • DRC Violation browser
  • Preview DO file
  • Batch routing option
  • TCL Scriptable routing strategy (DO file)

// Supported PCB CAD Systems //

Altium Designer OrCAD Proteus
CADint Pantheon Pulsonix
DipTrace PADS PCB Ranger
Eagle PCB Designer – CDS Target 3001!
Easy PC PCAD UltiBoard
KiCAD PollEx – Polliwog Vutrax
Protel WinPCB

// System Requirements //

  • Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable Packages

// Edition Statement //

AppNee provides the KONEKT ELECTRA multilingual full installers and universal keygen for Windows 32-bit & 64-bit.

// Installation Notes //

for v5.91/v6.56 on Windows:

  1. Download and install ELECTRA
  2. Launch program, and run keygen (in sandbox is highly recommended)
  3. Copy the “Site code” to keygen (replace the text “raduga_fb“)
  4. Copy the generated “Activation code
  5. Go back to program window, select “Unlock application“, paste the activation code, and click ‘Continue
  6. Done

// Warning //

The keygen might be reported as Win32:Malware-gen threat with high risk. Use VirusTotal to make a full, authoritative scan, and decide to use it or not by yourself.

*** Please remember: antivirus software is not always right, just be careful and use it at your own risk.

// Download URLs //

Version Download Size
for Windows
v5.91 reserved 13.3 MB
v6.56 13.9 MB


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