Soldermask "Keepout"

A project log for SZY Electronics PCB Coasters

Creating a PCB coaster with my logo!

markmark 06/30/2019 at 14:180 Comments

So I had no idea how to tell KiCAD where to keep soldermask off so I could have all the traces exposed.

When I realized, duh, you just draw on the soldermask layer. Since the boards are already 100% covered in mask, obviously when you draw on the soldermask layer it'll remove soldermask where you draw.

So now the board has exposed traces as artwork!