Altium Designer Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

The following pre-packaged resource, derived from this base command, is available:

Applied Parameters: CommandMode=CAM


This command is used to import an aperture file, the contents of which are used during Gerber file import.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the File » Import » Aperture File (using Wizard formats) command from the main menus.


After launching the command, the Open Aperture File dialog appears. Select the required aperture list format from the Existing wizard formats drop-down list. Either type the full path and name of the required aperture file directly into the Aperture file field or click on the Browse button to access a standard Open dialog, from where you can navigate to, and open, the required file.


  1. When Gerber files have been generated using standard apertures and EDA tools, the CAMtastic Editor will automatically detect the apertures being used when importing the files. This command is useful when there is a problem with Gerber import - possibly because the format of the apertures is unknown, or the apertures have been customized.
  2. The wizard format you select should be for the tool from which your aperture and Gerber files were generated. If no wizard format is selected, using the Browse button will run the Open dialog with file type *.LST selected. This is the default CAMtastic aperture file format.
  3. This command is used for importing standard aperture files. If you have a custom aperture library file (*.LIB), you should use the command for importing a custom aperture library file.
  4. Wizard formats can be edited and created in the Aperture Wizard dialog (Tables » Aperture List Wizard).


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