|Setting up the interface (this has to be done once only):|
|Step 1.||XL Designer must be installed and running.|
The Electra interface must be enabled:
Select File > System Setup (without a job open). Look for the Installed optional products category and check the Konekt Electra Autorouter tickbox.
Select OK to close the window.
Ensure the software configuration is set correctly:
Open a job (typically the job to be routed). Select Artwork > Konekt Electra Autorouter. The Electra interface will appear.
Select the Installation button.
Ensure the Router executable path is set to the Electra router executable file. Typically:
Also ensure there is a path set in the Routing work file directory to a folder which must exist! Select OK to close the window.
This design is now ready to be submitted to the autorouter, or it can be closed.
|Autorouting a job (assuming the interface has been set up as described above):|
Open the job to be autorouted.
Select Select Artwork > Konekt Electra Autorouter.
Set the window as required, the figure below shows the typical settings for upto 6 layer designs, but change them if required.
Select Run Router.
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