Altium NEXUS Documentation

Drill Symbol Configurations

Created: March 21, 2022 | Updated: March 22, 2022
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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. 


The dialog is accessed by clicking the Drill Symbols button in the Properties section of the Properties panel in Drill Table mode (select a Drill Table in the Draftsman editor design space) or Drill Drawing View mode (select a Drill Drawing View in the Draftsman editor design space).

Note that the columns shown in the dialog are determined by those specified in the Columns section of the Drill Table Properties.


  • Grid - displays the PCB hole data for the current Draftsman document.
  • Symbol Graphics - use the drop-down to select the desired hole representation graphic from a range of pre-determined shapes and letters.
  • Sync Symbols with PCB - when enabled, the symbols in the Draftsman Drill Table object are synched with those in the PCB.
  • Symbol Size Table - enter the desired size of the symbol table. 
Note that the symbol size will change for the currently selected drill symbol(s). To edit the symbol size for multiple drill symbols, hold down the Shift key and click or use the arrow keys. The selected drill symbols will be highlighted.   
Note that the size is linked between the Drill Drawing View and Drill Table if the link icon is displayed as . To set the drill symbol size independently, click the link icon to unlink the two sizes and set the sizes as desired for each.
  • Symbol Size View -  enter the desired size of the symbol view. To access and edit this field, the link icon must display as unlinked (). Click the link icon to toggle the link status.
  • Symbol Line Style - use the first drop-down menu to define the line thickness of the symbol graphic; use the second drop-down to define the type of line (solid, dashed, etc.). 
  • Grouping - the chosen criteria will group the selections under one symbol. For example, if only HoleSize is selected, an individual symbol will be assigned to each hole size used in the board. As further grouping options are selected, the symbol assignment will differentiate the additional criteria by creating a finer grouping scheme.
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