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    Posted: 20 Mar 2018 at 7:07am
How do I write the Preferences for the "Placement Keepout" layer in the Top/Bottom text boxes when exporting a footprint to Altium Designer (18) in order to get the Keepout information in the AD layer for this (named "Keep-Out Layer" in AD)? I have tried to write how I think it would be, but it will always be assigned to the electrical top or bottom layer...
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'eKeepOutLayer' should work.

Here is a list of known layer names that should be mappable.

    eBackGroundLayer
    eMultiLayer
    eTopOverlay
    eBottomOverlay
    eConnectLayer
    eNoLayer
    eTopLayer
    eMidLayer1
    eMidLayer2
    eMidLayer3
    eMidLayer4
    eMidLayer5
    eMidLayer6
    eMidLayer7
    eMidLayer8
    eMidLayer9
    eMidLayer10
    eMidLayer11
    eMidLayer12
    eMidLayer13
    eMidLayer14
    eMidLayer15
    eMidLayer16
    eMidLayer17
    eMidLayer18
    eMidLayer19
    eMidLayer20
    eMidLayer21
    eMidLayer22
    eMidLayer23
    eMidLayer24
    eMidLayer25
    eMidLayer26
    eMidLayer27
    eMidLayer28
    eMidLayer29
    eMidLayer30
    eBottomLayer
    eTopPaste
    eBottomPaste
    eTopSolder
    eBottomSolder
    eInternalPlane1
    eInternalPlane2
    eInternalPlane3
    eInternalPlane4
    eInternalPlane5
    eInternalPlane6
    eInternalPlane7
    eInternalPlane8
    eInternalPlane9
    eInternalPlane10
    eInternalPlane11
    eInternalPlane12
    eInternalPlane13
    eInternalPlane14
    eInternalPlane15
    eInternalPlane16
    eDrillGuide
    eKeepOutLayer
    eMechanical1
    eMechanical2
    eMechanical3
    eMechanical4
    eMechanical5
    eMechanical6
    eMechanical7
    eMechanical8
    eMechanical9
    eMechanical10
    eMechanical11
    eMechanical12
    eMechanical13
    eMechanical14
    eMechanical15
    eMechanical16
    eMechanical17
    eMechanical18
    eMechanical19
    eMechanical20
    eMechanical21
    eMechanical22
    eMechanical23
    eMechanical24
    eMechanical25
    eMechanical26
    eMechanical27
    eMechanical28
    eMechanical29
    eMechanical30
    eMechanical31
    eMechanical32
    eMechanical33
    eMechanical34
    eMechanical35
    eMechanical36
    eMechanical37
    eMechanical38
    eMechanical39
    eMechanical40
    eMechanical41
    eMechanical42
    eMechanical43
    eMechanical44
    eMechanical45
    eMechanical46
    eMechanical47
    eMechanical48
    eMechanical49
    eMechanical50
    eDrillDrawing
    eGridColor1
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Thank you for the list, just what I needed!

But shouldn't there be a command for Keepout top and bottom explicit?
 "eKeepOutLayer" seems to just work together with "Keepout All".
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Try 'eTopLayer' and 'eBottomLayer' for the two respective options. That should then map say a placement keepout on the top to the top layer. It gets built as a keepout, and should be on the Top Layer.
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