CADSTAR Place and Route Editor

With a mix of manual, auto-interactive and automatic tools for PCB placement and routing, the CADSTAR Place and Route Editor 2000 has been optimized for performance, quality and manufacturability to meet today’s advanced technology design challenges.


Speed and precision for manual routing


True 45-degree routing algorithm: routes effortlessly through even the densest designs


Pushing existing routes and vias aside, while always obeying design rules


Layout optimization to minimize overall track length, reduce number of vias and improve manufacturability

CADSTAR Place and Route Editor key features

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Activ-45 router

The advanced Activ-45 router provides the ultimate in speed and precision for manual routing, offering single-click ‘follow me’ routing with automatic completion, using push-aside, spring-back and segment break options to tackle even the most complex layout challenges.

PCB design optimization with advanced 45 degree routing and pushing

The Activ-45 router makes space for itself by pushing existing routes and vias aside, while always obeying design rules. Where necessary, it will flip existing routes over pins and pads to create even more space, such as when creating a BGA fan-out. At any point before completing the route, if the cursor is moved back towards the starting point, the routes will spring-back to their original position.

Advanced Routing Features

Prior to routing, power pins can be intelligently connected to full or partial planes, and the fanout router used to create intelligent breakout patterns for high pin-count SMT devices, using geometric or spiral via patterns to simplify routing on inner layers.

Manufacturing Considerations

Optimization of the layout to minimize overall track length, reduce the number of vias and improve manufacturability. Testpoints for clamshell fixtures or flying-probe testers can be allocated to existing design features if allowed or inserted as user-defined testpoint elements.

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All the core functionality of CADSTAR limited to 50 components and 300 pins. Includes a self-teach with over 30 movies
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Available Extensions

CADSTAR's routing capability can be extended to meet your specific design requirements

CADSTAR Constraint Browser

With enhanced Topology support, CADSTAR Constraint Browser provides a fast and effective way for design engineers to add rules and net constraints to the Schematic at the initial design phase.

Download CADSTAR Constraint Browser Datasheet

Assisted Autorouting

The Dragon Routing Platform moves away from traditional settings-based autorouting to an alternative methodology that combines artificial intelligence with a strategy-driven approach to solve your routing requirements.

Download CADSTAR DRAGON Router Datasheet

Place & Route Editor XR 5000HS

For High-speed designs, Place & Route Editor XR 5000HS obeys a wide range of fast circuit rules including min/max length, skew, delay and crosstalk limits to meet tight timing and noise margins. Manual and automatic editing tools enable nets to be tuned precisely for track length or flight-time to achieve optimum timing characteristics.

Download CADSTAR P.R.Editor Datasheet

CADSTAR Rules-by-Area

The Rules-by-Area package is a powerful extension to the CADSTAR P.R.Editor XR 2000 tool. It enhances Zuken’s routing technology by allowing the association of different design rules to different areas of the design. With Rules-by-Area, tracks can be reduced in width according to the rules defined by the area they are routed through. Rules also include via sizes and the use of blind or buried via technology.

Download Rules-by-Area Datasheet

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