I've listed some advantages and disadvantages.
-Useful for beginners
NO THIS IS NOT USEFUL AT ALL. Manual ROUTE dapat. no room for excuses here!
-Good looking PCB design
WHAT?! NO WAY THIS WOULD LOOK GOOD AT ALL! (all caps)
-Saves your time
but not on the long run!
-No need to use dual sided PCBs
TRUST ME this will make more bad looking jumpers at final design
-No more jumpers to make and to solder
NO ABSOLUTE WAY.
-Can guide you in case you would make manual routing PCB designs
natawa na lang ako sa grammar.
-there are some instances that some lines are not connected so you have to do it manually ...
in Proteus ARES (not sure with the others
ano ba talaga?
-sizes of routes are limited
-wont develop your PCB designing skills (
FINALLY TAMA DIN!
my point is wag madali. just don't use the autorouter. may command line mode na pwede mag "auto route" but only per trace. then again even this makes more messy routes.
madaming techniques na madedevelop kung early stages pa lang nang learning curve mo is sanay at gamay mo mag manual routing.
matagal na ako nag dedesign sa proteus. honestly. i rarely use it sa lahat nang route.
* instead of jumpers use a 0 ohm resistor sa design.
* smt, smt and SMT! no excuses here. (big pill to swallow pero "madali lang pala")
* by heart kung alam mo yung route mo. even after a month alam mo pa din kung anong route yun. with autorouter... who hells know what route does.
* FINALLY. hindi optimized ang autorouter for single sided board. (sadly).