Parent page: PCB Dialogs

The Fill dialog


This dialog provides controls to modify the attributes of a Fill object. A fill is a rectangular primitive design object that can be placed on any layer for any design task requiring a rectangular shape.


During placement, the dialog can be accessed by pressing the Tab key.

After placement, the dialog can be accessed in the following ways:

  • Double-click on the placed dimension object.
  • Place the cursor over the object, right-click then choose Properties from the context menu.


  • Corner 1 X/Y - Defines the location of the bottom left corner of the Fill in an un-rotated state.
  • Corner 2 X/Y - Defines the location of the top right corner of the Fill in an un-rotated state.
  • Rotation - Angle that the fill has been rotated. The fill is rotated around the geometric center. Note that when a fill is rotated, the Corner 1 and Corner 2 values are not changed. The minimum angular resolution is 0.001 degrees.


  • Layer - The layer on which the fill is placed. Fills can be placed on any layer other than the system layers.
  • Net - If the fill is a copper object, choose a Net for the Fill. All Nets in the current project will be listed in the drop-down list.
  • Locked - Lock the object so that the object cannot be selected or edited graphically.
  • Keepout - Check this box to set the object as Keepout. A keepout object is used on a signal layer to create a layer-specific keepout. Layer-specific keepouts are not included during output generation.

To toggle the units of measurement used in the open dialog between metric (mm) and imperial (mil), press the Ctrl+Q shortcut. This affects the dialog only and does not change the actual measurement unit currently employed for the board as determined by the Home | Grids and Units | Metric or Imperial setting chosen on the main menus.

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