Wondering what object do you place on the solder mask layer to instruct where the solder mask is applied, and not applied.
Also, does the gerber data on a layer end up being binary? In other words at each integral point on the layer the information only specifies that there either is something there or there is not. Granted it may not be a binary bitmap, it may employ vector graphics to specify this but there can not be multiple types of "something" on one layer. I am thinking that it is black and white. Then the type of "something" is determined by the type of layer right? If so does this apply to all layers?
Am I on the right track?
Thanks in advance for any help you can give.