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Offline Kanc1erz

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AD18 Altium 18 problem with KeepOut-Layer
« on: April 07, 2018, 02:56:26 am »
Hi again.
I have a problem with activating KeepOut Layer.
In menu Layers (L) I checked the eye (which was crossed-out) and I can see this layer in layer bar, however when I switch to it and try to e.g. draw a line it switches me automatically to multilayer. Any existing line, for instance drawn in mechanical 1 I can't switch to KO (there is no such a layer to select). In layer menu, when I click "Used On" it hides KO so I assume, that KO Layer is switched off, however how can I enable it?


Please - help again :<
 

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Re: AD18 Altium 18 problem with KeepOut-Layer
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2018, 04:14:43 am »
The Keepout layer gets special handling.  Use the tools under Place > Keepout to place objects on the keepout layer.

https://www.altium.com/documentation/1.0/display/NEXUS/((Object+Specific+Keepouts))_AD
(That link is for Nexus, but it looks to be identical in AD18.)
 
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Offline mengfei

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converting Keep out to Mechanical Layer in AD18
« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2018, 06:48:59 pm »
...Also How do you convert Keep out Layer to Mechanical Layer, it was so much easier with AD10
 

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Re: AD18 Altium 18 problem with KeepOut-Layer
« Reply #3 on: July 14, 2018, 03:52:51 pm »
Well, you did not write, what Altium-Version you are using. So i just assume you are using AD 18.1

To place stuff on the KeepOut-Layer: (P)lace -> (K)eepout -> your choice ...(T)rack as example.
(Remember: You don't have to use the "Alt"-Key to access the menus with the keyboard.)
Important: I think you need to define, whats kept out.

To Move stuff from the Keepoutlayer to an mechanical layer: I think you can just select the stuff and then pick another layer in the properties panel. But i'm not 100% sure there and i don't have AD18.1 at home.
 

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Re: AD18 Altium 18 problem with KeepOut-Layer
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2018, 09:46:17 pm »
Hi are you able to change Keep-out layer to Mechanical layer in AD18 yet? I just update from AD15 to AD18 , I also down-grade to AD17 but AD17 did the same thing to keep-out layer too. I used to convert Keep-out layer to another mechanical layer, but now I can't do that, I want to cry now. :palm:
 

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Re: AD18 Altium 18 problem with KeepOut-Layer
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2018, 04:53:45 am »
I would just copy that tracks from the Keepoutlayer to another layer.

Simple: Select it -> Strg+C -> select anchor -> switch to another layer -> edit->paste special -> paste on layer
 


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