Layers

Board, package and padstack editor use the widget shown below to specify how layers are displayed.

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The selected layer is called the “work layer” and is always visible and drawn on top of all other layers. Use Page up/down to move the work layer to the next or previous layer. Pressing 1 selects the “Top Copper” layer, 2 selects the “Bottom Copper” layer, 3 … 0 select inner layers if present.

Clicking on the eye toggles a layer’s visibility. Keep in mind that the work layer is always visible even if it’s set to be invisible.

Clicking on the colored box cycles through a layer’s display modes:

  • Solid color: Layer is drawn with outlines and fill, overlapping filled objects on the same layer will appear brighter.
  • Solid color with black border: Layer is drawn just filled, overlapping objects look the same as non-overlapping ones.
  • Black with colored border: Layer is drawn just with outlines.
  • Striped: Same as first, but areas are striped rather than filled.