Drill Symbol Configurations

Now reading version 17.1. For the latest, read: Drill Symbol Configurations for version 21

The Drill Symbol Configurations dialog
The Drill Symbol Configurations dialog


The Drill Symbol Configurations dialog presents a tabular view of PCB hole data, with hole styles grouped on a selectable parameter (column data) basis and assigned standard symbols for a Draftsman document. The dialog's hole data table provides a flexible approach to assigning holes styles to Drill Drawing symbols, along with setting the symbol display graphics and sizes. By using the selectable hole parameters offered by the Grouping drop down menu, the chosen criteria will group hole types under one symbol. For example, in the above image, the criteria is configured to group holes by Hole Size, Plated status, and Hole Tolerance, so all holes that have these parameter values in common are collected under the one drill symbol. By contrast, if the grouping criteria was set to 'Drill Layer Pair', all holes would be grouped under one symbol since for this PCB, the parameter value applies to all holes (only one Drill Layer Pair is used in the PCB design).


From the Draftsman editor, the dialog is accessed from the Properties panel when a Drill Table object is selected in the design workspace. Simply click the Configurations button in the Drill Symbols section of the panel.


  • Symbol Settings - use this region to define the symbol used for each grouping.
    • Symbol Graphics - use the drop-down to select the desired graphic.
    • Symbol Size - enter the desired size.
  • Symbols Line Style - click the  to customize the symbol's line style. 
  • Grouping - use the drop-down to select the desired grouping.




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