How to get Smart DFM go past asking for outline layer?

How to get Smart DFM go past asking for outline layer?

Postby marius » Thu Sep 16, 2010 3:48 pm

Typically, the board outline is output on a layer with other elements. For example, it may be on a mechanical drawing layer or on one of the other layers.
For example, consider the image below:


You need to isolate the board outline and put it on a standalone layer.
The easiest way to do this (normally) is to use a command called "Select->Connected (touching)"


Activate this command and then click near a corner of the board outline:


Now select "Edit->Edit Selection->Replicate" (shortcut is Ctrl+J).
Choose the first empty layer.


Your board outline will now be on a separate layer.
Set the Layer "Type" to "BOL" (using the F10 setup).
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Postby Zippie31 » Thu Feb 17, 2011 6:57 pm

thanks, that helped me a lot!
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