"Jenkins, Charlie" wrote:

> I noticed at some point that a keepout check box was added to the fill
> properties.  I have long wanted to place a top or bottom only keepout in
> between certain surface mount pads such that copper pours were prevented
> from filling in between pads that had a layer specific keepout.
>
> Unfortunately to make the keepout layer-specific the fill that will be
> turned into a keepout must be on a single side layer, like Toplayer or
> Topoverlay.  Unfortunately the fill must be associated with a conductive
> layer to prevent polygons on that layer from over-running the
> fill-made-keepout.  This now leaves a chunk of copper in between the pads in
> place of the pour.  Better but not what is needed.

I think this is a 'ghost'.  When the actual Gerber files are made, there
will be no copper there.  A fill that is set to keepout should not appear
the same as a copper fill, but apparently it does.  So, check the gerber
before you try another scheme.

Jon

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