PCB Drill Sizes
Do you remember the days of using a simple drill press for your printed circuit board (PCB)? You had to manually move the panel around and pull the drill lever until all the holes were drilled. Oh, how technology has changed! Today, Altium Designer software can drill more than 10,000 holes of different sizes, for your PCB project, at high-speeds.
Altium Designer’s PCB Editor uses the concept of design rules to identify your designer requirements. These rules give instructions for the PCB Editor to follow. Taking the time to set up the rules will empower you to effectively proceed with the job of designing. Every aspect of your PCB design, including manufacturing rules, such as hole sizes, layer pairs, hole-to-hole clearance, and so much more, all fall under the Altium Designer’s PCB Editor.
For efficiency of PCB drill sizes, Altium Designer includes:
Hole sizes - specifies the maximum/minimum hole size for pads and vias
Layer pairs - ensures that the used drill-pairs match the defined drill-pairs
Hole-to-Hole Clearance - ensures checking of manufacturing compatibility of drilled holes, while flagging multiple or overlapping vias/pads
To learn more about Altium Designer’s PCB Editor, contact us or try our free trial today!