Altium Designer Documentation

MillFileImport

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

Parent page: CAMtastic Commands

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


Applied Parameters: None

Summary

This command is used to import a Mill/Rout data file into the current document.

Access

This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the File » Import » Mill/Rout command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Import/Export Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.

Use

After launching the command, the File Import - Mill/Rout dialog will appear. Use this dialog to locate and open the particular file(s) you wish to import.

After clicking OK, the Import Mill/Route Data dialog will appear. Click the Units button to open the Mill/Rout Import Settings dialog, from where you can define the numerical formatting for the imported data.

Specify the default tool size to use on import, or click the Tool Table button to open the Tool Table dialog, from where you can modify drill tool definitions.

After clicking OK, the data will be imported on a separate layer (based on the filename, e.g. filename.rte) and this will be made the current layer.

Tips

  1. The following NC data file formats are supported: *.dr*, *.rou, *.rte, *.nc*, *.tx*. When generating NC Drill data from Altium Designer's PCB Editor, the drill data is stored in a file with the extension .txt.

 

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