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๐ŸŽ๏ธ Quilter's router is now 7x faster

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Shared by Will โ€ข April 04, 2024

Our new local routing module reduces routing time by 7x, overall job time by 3.5x, and improves success rate for complex boards

Before publishing updates to our AI design engine, we first complete a standardized benchmarking process. This process โ€“ which we call โ€Qtestโ€ โ€“ ensures all changes we make push system performance up and to the right.

Qtest is composed of a suite of internal test boards that fully exercise Quilterโ€™s capabilities against a wide range of design scenarios. For our benchmark to complete successfully, all boards in the test suite must meet or exceed previous benchmarks for:

  • completion %: did we finish the design?
  • manufacturability: did we design it with more conservative tolerances? (ex: trace widths)
  • job duration: did we design it faster than before?

Hereโ€™s a simplified summary of results from our latest benchmark, compared against performance at the time of our Open Beta launch in mid-February:

This benchmark shows significant improvements across routing efficiency and, as a secondary benefit, total job time:

  • Routing got 7.7x faster, from an average of ~4.5hrs to 41 mins, with a maximum improvement of more than 38x ๐Ÿคฏ
  • Overall jobs got 3.6x faster, from an average of ~6.5hrs to 1hr 41 mins, with a maximum improvement of 8.3x ๐Ÿš€