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Library maintainer rules & guidelines

F4.5 Specifying footprint keepout areas

KiCad does not yet have a method for drawing keepout areas inside footprint files. Until this feature is implemented, footprint keepout must should be indicated using the following procedure:

  1. Keepout area shape should be drawn on the Dwgs.User layer

  2. Area should be hatched diagonally

  3. Descriptive text may be included on the Cmts.User layer. This text is used to provide further information about keepout requirements to the user.