technically and to be pedantic you should say Place Line (not track)
Dennis Saputelli

Ian Wilson wrote:
> 
> On 03:29 PM 8/11/2001 -0500, Robison Michael R CNIN said:
> >hello,
> >
> >my questions:
> >
> >1.  the dark green i'm seeing represents the "negative", or holes, in the
> >power plane, correct?
> 
> Correct
> 
> >2.  after simply drawing the keepoutlayer back in, i am not seeing the
> >dark green power plane void outside the keepoutlayer.  does this mean
> >that i still have the power plane running right to the board edge?
> 
> Keepout does not affect planes.
> 
> >3.  without a keepoutlayer do the planes extend right to the board edge?
> 
> With or without the keepout - Yes, planes extend to the edge.
> 
> >4.  how do i recess the power and ground planes back in a few mils on
> >this board?
> 
> Use tracks on the plane layer.  The simplest method is to use select all
> the board outline tracks and the use the Paste Special to paste onto the
> current layer, changing the layer to each of the plane layers and
> pasting.  Then de-select all the tracks on the board outline layer, leaving
> only the tracks on the plane layers selected, and then globally change the
> selected track widths to double your backoff - so a 50 mil track gives a 25
> mil backoff. You can go a bit higher but usually not necessary.
> 
> >5.  can i visibly see the planes recessed back from the card edge in protel
> >or do i need to generate gerbers and use camtastic to do that?
> 
> Yes see point 4)
> 
> Ian Wilson

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