Altium Designer Documentation

Defining Miscellaneous CAM Editor Preferences for Altium Designer

Created: September 17, 2021 | Updated: September 17, 2021
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Parent page: Accessing, Defining & Managing System Preferences

The CAM Editor - Miscellaneous page of the Preferences dialogThe CAM Editor - Miscellaneous page of the Preferences dialog

Summary

The CAM Editor – Miscellaneous page of the Preferences dialog includes options relating to the general settings of the CAM Editor within the CAM design space.

Access

This page is part of the main Preferences dialog that is accessed by clicking the  control in the upper-right corner of the design space then select the Miscellaneous entry under the CAM Editor folder.

Options/Controls

File Extensions

  • Gerber - enter the file extension(s) separated by a semicolon in this field for which Gerber files are to be imported.
  • Aperture - enter the file extension(s) separated by a semicolon in this field for which aperture files are to be imported.
  • NC Data - enter the file extension(s) separated by a semicolon in this field for which NC Data (numerical control) drill files are to be imported.
  • Netlist - enter the file extension(s) separated by a semicolon in this field for which Netlist files are to be imported.

Quick Load

  • Max. Size (Inches) - edit this field to determine the maximum size of the imported Gerber extents in inches.
  • Load Gerber - enable this option to load Gerber files when you are using the Quick Load importer. You may also load other formats as well by enabling the other options.
  • Load NC Data - enable this option to load the NC files when you are using the Quick Load importer. You may also load other formats as well by enabling the other options.
  • Load Netlist - enable this option to load the netlist files when you are using the Quick Load importer. You may also load other formats as well by enabling the other options.

Custom Aperture(s) Accuracy

  • 1 Digit (e.g. NNN.N) - choose this option if you wish to have one-digit accuracy (in the NNN.N format) for the custom apertures.
  • 2 Digits (e.g. NNN.NN) - choose this option if you wish to have two-digit accuracy (in the NNN.NN format) for the custom apertures.
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