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F4.5 Specifying footprint keepout areas

Footprint keepout area must be drawn using as a 'rule-area (keepout)' when necessary or recommended in manufacturer’s datasheet.

The area should be named according to its use (e.g. 'Antenna Keepout'), this name must be used to name the area as text also on the User.Comments layer.

  1. Select only the appropriate layers

  2. Check all basic rules (Constrain outline and Locked must be kept unchecked)

  3. Outline display must be Fully hatched


Example of an area, named both in the dialog and on the User.Comments layer: