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About Regions
Regions define areas of the design for various purposes, such as keepins and keepouts, placement groups, or constraint groups. A PCB Layout view can contain regions created in native ECAD tools, for example:
Region Type
Creo Parametric
Cadence Allegro
User-defined regions—An area depicted by the user with an IDX_OTHER_OUTLINE property.
Cadence Allegro
Other Outline
IDF files
Flex areas
Cadence Allegro, Creo Parametric and Zuken Board Designer
Bend areas and bend lines are shown on the Global layer in the Color and Visibility pane.
You can control the appearance of a region using color, visibility, highlighting, and isolation. Perform these additional operations using regions:
Add to a group