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Title: board cutout in component
Post by: mrpackethead on January 13, 2019, 09:56:39 pm
I would like to put a board level cut out in a component..  ( the purple layer )..   but i can't figure out how to convert the region to a cutout.      How do you do this.. I'm using Altium 17.1 



Title: Re: board cutout in component
Post by: ANTALIFE on January 13, 2019, 11:58:38 pm
Don't have Altium in front of me, but from memory you want to draw a closed perimeter that outlines your cutout, highlight them, and convert that outline into a cutout by going: Tools » Convert » Create Cutout from Selected Primitives
Title: Re: board cutout in component
Post by: mrpackethead on January 14, 2019, 12:00:13 am
Don't have Altium in front of me, but from memory you want to draw a closed perimeter that outlines your cutout, highlight them, and convert that outline into a cutout by going: Tools » Convert » Create Cutout from Selected Primitives

This is what you do when you are editing a pcb, but it does'tn seem to work when you are editing a component.
Title: Re: board cutout in component
Post by: T3sl4co1l on January 14, 2019, 12:02:56 am
Set the Region to a Board Cutout.  I prefer to put an outline on Keep-out as well, or whatever layer you're using for board outline.

Tim
Title: Re: board cutout in component
Post by: mrpackethead on January 14, 2019, 12:38:03 am
Thanks Tim.   That eluded me for a while