Just one small thing to be aware of.....

If you're likely to go backwards and save this as a P98 (v3) file, these
layer specific keepouts return to their "native" state of being a
non-keepout and have the potential to ruin your day.  It's only a trap if
you don't know about it.

Cheers,
Brendon.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Jenkins, Charlie" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "'Protel EDA Forum'" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Wednesday, December 12, 2001 11:44 AM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] How to use objects as keepouts?


> Once again humbled by the master...
>
> I was not aware that an item that was designated keepout did not plot.
The
> little red squares I was inserting as keepouts were being removed because
I
> thought they would plot. Never thought to try it and sure enough they
don't.
>
> So try this:
>
> Edit a 1206 footprint
> put a top side fill between the pads.
> right click the fill and check keepout
> pour a top side polygon over the footprint (notice no copper between pads)
> pour a bottom side polygon over the footprint (notice no keepout hole)
> plot the result and view in Camtastic.
>
> The copper fill-made-keepout DOES NOT PLOT.  This is perfect.
>
> BTW  the reason I like to use the fill instead of the trace is the way the
> poly pours around the rectangle with sharp corners as compared to the
trace
> with rounded ends. The sharp corners match the edges of the pads and don't
> allow poly to "sag" into the track's end radius.
>
> Thanks for all those that contributed.  Now off to edit my lib.
>
> Charlie


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