My brain was stuck in 98, but I have 99SE

Thanks for the quick reply!
E.S.


>From: "Brad Velander" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Reply-To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
>Subject: Re: [PEDA] None
>Date: Tue, 4 Sep 2001 13:30:58 -0700
>
>Evan,
>       first I must assume that you are using P99SE. In P99SE there are
>layer specific keepouts. Under Place at the bottom of the pop down menu you
>will find a place utility for placing keepouts. As well you can draw
>ordinary line boundaries, select them all and then globally change all the
>elements to keepouts by checking the keepout checkbox found at the bottom 
>of
>the property window for those lines. Draw the lines on any layer and then
>make them keepouts for that specific layer.
>       If you are back in P98, then these layer specific keepouts were not
>available. You're stuck with the global keepout layer.
>
>Brad Velander,
>Lead PCB Designer,
>Norsat International Inc.,
>#300 - 4401 Still Creek Dr.,
>Burnaby, B.C., V5C 6G9.
>Tel. (604) 292-9089 direct
>Fax (604) 292-9010
>website www.norsat.com
>
>
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Evan Scarborough [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]
> > Sent: Tuesday, September 04, 2001 12:55 PM
> > To: Protel EDA Forum
> > Subject: [PEDA] None
> >
> >
> > Greetings all,
> >
> > Is there a way to set up a design rule so that the defined
> > keepout areas
> > only affect the outer layers (other than ignoring or turning
> > off online
> > DRC)? I am routing an 8 layer pcb and the surfaces have
> > rather complicated
> > keepout areas for a metal frame that mounts flush, but
> > internally I have no
> > need to stay out of these areas but I can't seem to convince
> > the DRC that
> > this is so (and I'm not sure I want to see what the
> > autorouter does with
> > this - it'll be bad enough with a 680 pin 1mm pitch BGA).
> >
> > Any help is appreciated!
> > Thanks & Best Regards - Evan Scarborough
> > www.e-cadds.com


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