Altium NEXUS Documentation

Track Keepout Properties

Modified by Tania Mashkoory on Oct 19, 2019
This documentation page references Altium Vault, which is no longer a supported product. Altium Vault and its component management features have migrated to Altium Concord Pro.
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PCB Editor object properties are definable options that specify the visual style, content and behavior of the placed object. The property settings for each type of object are defined in two different ways:

  • Pre-placement settings – most Track Keepout object properties, or those that can logically be pre-defined, are available as editable default settings on the PCB Editor - Defaults page of the Preferences dialog (accessed from the  button at the top-right of the workspace). Select the object in the Primitive List to reveal its options on the right.
  • Post-placement settings – all Track Keepout object properties are available for editing in the Properties panel when a placed Track Keepout is selected in the workspace.
For more information about Keepouts, click here.

    The Track Keepout default settings in the Preferences dialog and the Keepout - Track mode of the Properties panel

In the below properties listing, options that are not available as default settings in the Preferences dialog are noted as "Properties panel only".

Location (Properties panel only) 

The  icon to the right of this region must be displayed as  (unlocked) in order to access the below fields. Toggle the lock/unlock icon to change its lock status. 
  • (X/Y) 
    • X (first field) - the current X (horizontal) coordinate of the reference point of the track keepout relative to the current workspace origin. Edit to change the X position of the track keepout. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default. 
    • Y (second field) - The current Y (vertical) coordinate of the reference point of the track keepout relative to the current origin. Edit to change the Y position of the track keepout. The value can be entered in either metric or imperial; include the units when entering a value whose units are not the current default. 

Properties

  • Restricted for ​​Layer - use the drop-down to select the restricted layer.​​
  • Start (X/Y) (Properties panel only) - displays the current X/Y coordinate of the track keepout start point relative to the current origin.
  • Width - displays the current width of the track keepout. Edit this field to change the track keepout width within the range 0.001mil to 10000mil.
  • Length - displays the current length of the track keepout. Edit this field to change the track keepout length within the range 0.001mil to 10000mil.
Values can be defined in either mm or mil units. When entering a value in units other than the current units, add the mm or mil suffix to the value.
  • End (X/Y) (Properties panel only) - displays the current X/Y coordinate of the track keepout end point, relative to the current origin.

Keepout Restrictions

Use this region to select which object types will be restricted by the Keepout. Deselecting an object type will cause the Keepout to allow transgressions by that type of object (not kept out) by not imposing the applicable Clearance Rule. Choices include:

  • Via
  • Track
  • Copper
  • SMD Pad
  • TH Pad
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