Altium NEXUS 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=NC


This command is used to place drill points on the current document.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the Place » Drill » Drill Point command from the main menus.


First, ensure that the layer you wish to place drill points on, is the active layer. This is achieved by double-clicking on the layer name in the layers list area of the CAMtastic panel.

After launching the command, the Select Mill/Drill Tool dialog will appear. Choose the tool from the list of available tools. After clicking OK, the selected drill point will appear floating on the cursor. Simply position the cursor at the location in the workspace that you wish to add the drill point to, and click.

Continue placing further drill points, or right-click, or press Esc, to exit.


  1. In order for this command to be available, make sure that you are in the NC Editor, rather than the CAM Editor. Editor selection is carried out from the View menu.
  2. In order to add drill points, tools must already have been defined, otherwise you will get a dialog alerting you to this fact and you will be directed to the Tool Table dialog, from where you can add tool definitions.
  3. The fastest way to generate tools is to generate NC Drill files from the PCB design document. These are imported into the CAMtastic Editor, and the tool definitions added to the Tool Table dialog.
  4. You can also create new drill points (tools) from existing flashes, using the Create Drill(s) command. The Tool Table dialog will be updated accordingly.


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