Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 10, 2016 | Updated: April 11, 2017
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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 convert existing circular flashes to drill points.


This command is accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by choosing the Place » Drill » Create Drill(s) command from the main menus.


After launching the command, the cursor will change to a square and you will enter flash-to-drill conversion mode. Conversion is made by performing the following sequence of actions:

  1. Position the cursor over a circular flash that you wish to convert to a drill point, and click.
  2. Continue adding circular flashes in this way to build a selection ready for conversion.
Clicking away from an object allows you to drag a selection area, for including multiple objects in the selection. Selection is cumulative.
  1. With all required flashes selected, right-click - the selected flashes will be converted to drill points, and new tool entries will be added in the Tool Table dialog, below any existing entries.
  2. Continue to select further circular flashes for conversion to 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.


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