PCB Layout CAD : PCB Settings

NC Drill Chart

This is for configuring setting for outputting the NC Drill List from a PCB document. NC Drill List is a function for placing marks on drill positions and for printing.

For more details about opening the PCB Settings screen, refer to About PCB Settings.


Sample NC Drill List

The tolerance "0.00" is also be exported in the NC drill list.

NC Drill Chart File

NC drill chart files are created for each combination of the start layer and end layer of drills. You can also separate the files according to the status of plating.

Chart Title Examples)
 Top-Bottom   :A NC drill chart from a Top layer to a Bottom layer
 Top-2      :A NC drill chart from a Top layer to a second layer
 2-3       :A NC drill chart from a second layer to a third layer
 3-Bottom    :A NC drill chart from a third layer to a Bottom layer
 TH        :A NC drill chart for plated drills
 NTH        :A NC drill chart for unplated drills


Drill Table

Display Item Settings
Item Name Content

Tool

Shows the Drill Tool No. (Ex.: T01, T02)

Symbol

Shows the shape of the symbol displayed on the drill position for printing.

HoleType

Shows the Drill Shape.

Size

Shows the drill size.

Tolerance

Shows the drill tolerance.

Angle

Shows the drill angle.

Layer

Shows the drill layer.

Plated

Shows the drill plating status. (Plated/Non-Plated)

Quantity

Shows the number of drills with the same size.

 


Drill Table Settings
Item Name Content

Position

The Drill Table position can be selected from "Top", "Bottom", "Right", or "Left".
The position is shown from the edge of the PCB document object.

Unit

The unit can be selected from "mm, "mil", or "inch".

Decimal Places

The Decimal Places for Diameter can be set.

Frame Line Width

The Frame Line Width of the Drill Table can be set.

Frame Margins

The Margin width of the Drill Table and Setting Values can be set.

Mark Size

The size of the symbol displayed on the drill position can be set.

 


Text Settings
Item Name Content

Font

The Font Type of the Drill Table can be set.

Size X

The width of text displayed in the Drill Table can be set.

Size Y

The height of text displayed in the Drill Table can be set.

Lock Aspect Ratio

By placing a check, the Vertical and Horizontal ratio of the text displayed in the Drill Table becomes fixed.

Text Line Width

The width of symbols and text displayed in the Drill Table can be set.
(For text, only "Vector" fonts are applied.)

Text Pitch

The pitch (Interval) of text displayed in the Drill Table can be set.

 


Print Settings
Item Name Content

Separate File According to Plating Status

Enables to separate NC drill charts according to the plating status of drills on a design.
Chart Title)
TH :A NC drill chart for plated drills
NTH :A NC drill chart for unplated drills

Print Circle Drill Outline

The Drill Outline of the Circle Drill can be a print target.

Print Slot Drill Outline

The Drill Outline of the Slot Drill can be a print target.

Print Square Drill Outline

The Drill Outline of the Square Drill can be a print target.

Print Rectangle Drill Outline

The Drill Outline of the Rectangle Drill can be a print target.

 


Drill Mark

The Drill Mark tab allows you to customize drilling information such as mark shapes and tool numbers shown in the NC drill chart as needed. This setting also applies when exporting NC Drill files.


Adding Drill Marks
The following will explain how to add specified Drill Marks displayed in the NC Drill List.
-1 Click the "Add" button.
-2 The item will be added. Specify the Setting Value.

 


Setting Items
Item Shape

Mark Shape

Specifies the Mark Shape for displaying the NC Drill List.
The Mark Shape can be selected from the following.

By directly inputting a character string, it is possible to use a Cross and arbitrary text as a Mark.
* Character strings other than the same ones as the above Mark Shapes are targets.

Tool

Specifies the Drill Tool No. This setting also applies when exporting NC Drill files.

Hole Type

Sets the Hole Type that specifies the Drill Mark.

Hole Diameter/Width

Sets the hole width.

Height

Sets the hole height when the Hole Type is "Oval"/"Rectangle".

Layer From

Sets Layer From for the drill hole.

Layer To

Sets Layer To for the drill hole.

+ Tolerance

Sets the + Tolerance for the drill hole.

- Tolerance

Sets the - Tolerance for the drill hole.

Angle

Sets the Angle for the drill hole.

Plating

Sets the drill hole plating status.
For Via holes, all operate as "Plating".
For Pad holes, configure them the same as for "Plating" settings.

 

Exporting NC Drill Lists

There are the following methods for exporting NC Drill Lists.

- Click the icon of the NC Drill List screen of the PCB Settings
- Open a PCB document, [Project] => [Print NC Drill List] => [Print NC Drill List]
- Batch Output