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Drill Holes Output

Postby Mahmoud899 » Thu Aug 18, 2011 1:52 pm


I would like to know how to export my drill holes pads as solid flashes?

Thank You
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Re: Drill Holes Output

Postby max » Thu Aug 18, 2011 3:11 pm

I'm assuming that you want to convert your N/C drill information to pads in Gerber format.

For each unique hole size, you need to convert the D Code from an "N" type to a "C" type.

Set your selection criteria to "Shape N". This will ensure that you will select only N/C types. Select one of the drill holes. Press the "F5" menu key. You can now change the mapping of the D Code from "N" to "C". You need to do this for each unique drill size.

To make it easier, you may want to select all of the holes of a certain size and move them to another layer before you convert them. This way, you will know that you've finished when the original drill layer no longer contains any elements.

When you're finished, you can export the data using "File->Export->Gerber Extended".
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Re: Drill Holes Output

Postby marius » Tue Mar 13, 2012 10:29 pm

This is not a drill file.
Supported drill files are: Excellon, Sieb&Meyer and Wessel.
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