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=CAM


This command is used to export drill data with respect to a specified layer in the current document.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the File » Export » Save Drill command from the main menus.
  • Clicking the  button, on the Import/Export Tools drop-down () of the Utilities toolbar.


After launching the command, the Export Drill Data dialog will appear. Use the dialog to select a specific layer to export drill data for. Click the Units button to make changes to the data format, through the NC Drill Export Settings dialog.

After setting up the export options as required, click the OK button - the Write Drill dialog will appear. Use this dialog to define where the exported drill file is to be stored. By default, the data file that is generated will take the name cam.drl. The file can be renamed by clicking within the name field. The associated file extension can also be changed to another if required, by again clicking directly within the name field or, alternatively, right-clicking on the entry and choosing the File Extensions command from the context menu. The new extension required can be typed into the resulting Enter Value dialog that appears.


  1. In order for this command to be available, make sure that you are in the CAM Editor, rather than the NC Editor. Editor selection is carried out from the View menu.
  2. The Drill file contains tool numbers for each drill bit, and X and Y locations for each instance that bit is used on the board.


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