Thank you Emanuel...

It did exactly what I wanted


> -----Original Message-----
> From: Emanuel Zimmermann [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]
> Sent: Tuesday, 15 July 2003 5:07 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] Controling placement of vias with the auto router
> 
> Alfonso,
> 
> I never tried it, but here's what I would do:
> 
> - In the Layer stack manager enable an additional routing layer
> - In the Design rules "routing layers" disable this layer for routing
> - Place on this same layer layer specific keepout fills (or polygons)  in
> the non via regions
> 
> In my understanding this should do the trick, however please let me know
> if it really works!
> 
> Emanuel
> 
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> "Alfonso Baz" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote on 15.07.2003 06:50:04:
> 
> > I’ve been trying to find a way to prevent the auto router from placing
> > vias in certain regions but still allow it to run tracks through that
> > same region.
> >
> > Placing a rectangle on the keep-out layer works but the router won’t run
> > tracks through it either.
> >
> > In the DRC “Routing Layers” you  can define a region and then for that
> > region allow only one layer. This will prevent a via being placed there
> > in an attempt to get to the other side, even if you loose real-estate on
> > one side, but the router doesn’t follow any “Routing layer” rules that
> > define a region.
> >
> > I’m using Protel 99SE SP6
> >
> > Any feed back would be greatly appreciated
> >
> > Cheers
> >
> > Alfonso Baz
> >
> >
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