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Keepout Area in footprint

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rameshrai

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Hi,

I am trying to create an IC part footprint with altium designer which has a circular keepout area in the datasheet.

I created the circular keepout but I am confused about things like- which layer to choose,(top overlay, top solder etc).

Also the keepout area seems to be for test point, and there is a test point diagram with circular holes(in another diagram of same datasheet) maybe for conducting inner parts or something like that.

So, how do I create the keepout area? what is the way to create the footprint part with such keepout area?

any help is appreciated, thanks
 

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Create whatever shape you want on the Keepout layer in the footprint, and you could create it in Mechanical 1.

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there is no keepout layer.

which layer should the keepout be assigned to? mechanical? silk?

do I have to fill up the whole circle with for example top overlay material? or just the circle?

thanks
 

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In AD,keepout layer is present. If not there go to layer set-up(short cut L) and enable that layer.

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you can see in this picture.
 

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