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This command is used to place a Drill Table object onto the active document. A drill table (also known as a drill drawing table or a drill drawing legend) is a standard element required for manufacture of a Printed Circuit Board. The drill table lists the size and number of holes for each drill used on the board. Each drill size can be represented by a symbol, a letter or the actual hole size. When a drill drawing is generated for the board, each actual drill site is marked by a symbol. The drill table updates in real time, i.e. as hole-containing objects such as pads and vias are placed or removed from the PCB design, the table updates.
This command is accessed from the PCB Editor by choosing the Place » Drill Table command from the main menus.
After launching the command, a drill table will appear attached to the cursor. Position the table in a suitable location outside the board then click or press Enter to place it.
At any time during placement, press the Tab key to access the Properties panel, from where properties for the drill table can be changed on-the-fly. Pressing Tab pauses placement, allowing you to interact with the panel (or other area of the software) directly. To resume, click the pause symbol that appears over the workspace.