Home > Community > Forums > PCB Design > Keep out with poly line/arcs

Email

* Required Fields

Recipients email * (separate multiple addresses with commas)

Your name *

Your email *

Message *

Contact Us

* Required Fields
First Name *

Last Name *

Email *

Company / Institution *

Comments: *

 Keep out with poly line/arcs 

Last post Wed, Sep 26 2012 2:38 AM by TooBorg. 1 replies.
Started by TooBorg 26 Sep 2012 01:58 AM. Topic has 1 replies and 644 views
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Sort Posts:
  • Wed, Sep 26 2012 1:58 AM

    • TooBorg
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Wed, Jul 18 2012
    • Posts 21
    • Points 330
    Keep out with poly line/arcs Reply

    Hi @all!

    I have a problem creating keep outs with individual outlines. I do have a shape basicly circular - it look a bit like a gearwheel. I do have that shape as an dxf so i can use the import function of allegro. But (correct me if i'm wrong) i have to use a filled shape for creating a keep out.

    This far i found just one way to create that: By importing a filled shape from the dxf. But in that case allegro is creating the shape filled with triangles.

    For the keep out it would work, but it would not look nice. But for a second area this is quite a problem: I want to create areas with a height restriction. I was told that i should import the area to the "Place_Bound_Top" layer and  set the properties of the area accordingly. But if the area is filled with those triangles i would have to set the height restriction for every single triangle (ok, i know, i can set the parameters for all triangles at once - but i still have to select every single triangle).

     I also tried to create the shape with the allegro tools (-> "shape add"), because i figured that those shapes would be filled "solid". But i'm not able to create the shape i need with the allegro toolset.

    Is there a way to get rid of the triangles? Thanks in advance!

    • Post Points: 5
  • Wed, Sep 26 2012 2:38 AM

    • TooBorg
    • Top 500 Contributor
    • Joined on Wed, Jul 18 2012
    • Posts 21
    • Points 330
    Re: Keep out with poly line/arcs Reply

    Ok, just found the answer to my question: It is possible to import just the outline. Then use Shape->compose shape, select the correct layer (options) and then select all lines which belong to the shape outline. Select "done" and you're done.

     

    • Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (2 items)
Sort Posts:
Started by TooBorg at 26 Sep 2012 01:58 AM. Topic has 1 replies.