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Date: Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:39:35 -0800
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Subject: Re: [geda-user] Router fun with rubberbands
From: Russell Dill <Russ DOT Dill AT asu DOT edu>
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On Tue, Dec 11, 2012 at 3:41 AM, Kai-Martin Knaak
<knaak AT iqo DOT uni-hannover DOT de> wrote:
> Stefan Salewski wrote:
>
>> If there is unused capacity,
>> we may try to move components together to reduce PCB area and trace
>> length.
>
> IMHO, a rubberband approach would be good for this task too. Imagine, all
> tracks are made of tensioned rubber. Then you let go of the components.
> ---> Twang! The layout shrinks to half the size.
>
> For extra nerdiness, allow the components to adjust their angle, too :-)
>
> Seriously, such a automatic layout shrinking algorithm may be a winner in
> many real world scenarios.

Footprint courtyards would be really handy here.

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