Altium NEXUS Documentation


Created: June 11, 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: None


This command is used to export Mill/Rout data from the current document.


This command can be accessed from the CAMtastic Editor by:

  • Choosing the File » Export » Mill/Rout 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 Mill/Rout Data dialog will appear. Use the dialog to select whether you wish to export data for an individual layer, or for all layers in the current document. The Header section of the dialog is already loaded. If you need to change the header in any way, simply edit the information directly in the window.

Press the Units button to open the Mill/Rout Export Settings dialog, from where you can define the numerical formatting for the exported file.

Press the Tool Table button to open the Tool Table dialog, from where you can modify drill tool definitions.

If you have used any Step & Repeat arrays in the design, you can enable the option to Use Step & Repeat Codes (M25) in the exported data file.

After clicking the Save button, the Write Mill/Rout dialog will appear. Use this dialog to define where the exported file is to be stored. By default, the data file that is generated will take the name cam.rte. 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 File Extensions from the context menu. The new extension required can be typed into the subsequent Enter Value dialog that appears.


  1. If saving a file with the same name and in the same location as an existing file, the existing file will be overwritten without warning.


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