Altium Designer Documentation


Created: January 13, 2023 | Updated: January 13, 2023
Applies to Altium Designer version: 21

The Columns dialogThe Columns dialog


The Columns dialog provides controls to add columns or edit existing columns of a drill table. 


The dialog is accessed by clicking the Edit Columns button in the Properties panel in Drill Table mode.


  • Grid - a list of the columns in the drill table and the associated data. The data is not editable.
  • Add Column - use to add a new colum to the drill table. Click to open a menu of available columns. Columns that are already used or not available are grayed-out in the menu. This command also is available on the right-click menu.
  • Remove Column - click to remove the selected column(s). Note that there is no confirmation dialog; when the button is clicked, the column is deleted. This command also is available on the right-click menu.
  • Change Header - click to open the Change column header dialog in which you can change the title of the selected column. This command (titled Change column header) also is available on the right-click menu.

Right-click Menu

The following commands are available on the right-click menu in addition to the commands listed above:

  • Text Alignment - use to align the text in the selected column. Choices include: Left, Center, and Right.
  • Set column width - use to set the width of the selected column. Choices include:  Autosize (default), and Manual.  Clicking Manual opens the Set Column Width dialog in which you can enter the desired width.


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