CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

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CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#1 Post by chinmay.gadre » 07 Jun 2021, 23:43

What's the CNC Drill File format required for Gerber Import Option.


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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#2 Post by Alex » 08 Jun 2021, 09:11

I don't understand, do you want to import or export and where and why? Please provide more details about your task.

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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#3 Post by chinmay.gadre » 08 Jun 2021, 11:10

I am using PCB Layout Ver 4.1.1.0.

I am using Gerber Import option for my old Gerbers, created using PADS.
Layout gets Imported perfectly.

Only I couldn't Import CNC Drill data, since Coordinates digits and resolution setting is not matching with what is required.


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#4 Post by Alex » 09 Jun 2021, 04:31

Could you please send NC drill file for verification. Also, one or more gerber files will help us to check alignment of gerbers and drill data.

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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#5 Post by chinmay.gadre » 09 Jun 2021, 09:41

Alex,

What's your email address.


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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#6 Post by Alex » 10 Jun 2021, 07:14

You can submit question and attach files on the form https://diptrace.com/support/request-support/ or email to support at diptrace.com.

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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#7 Post by chinmay.gadre » 11 Jun 2021, 13:20

Alex wrote:
10 Jun 2021, 07:14
You can submit question and attach files on the form https://diptrace.com/support/request-support/ or email to support at diptrace.com.
Emailed to you.

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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#8 Post by Alex » 14 Jun 2021, 07:40

Thank you for the files. I imported gerber and NC drill files. Drill data has unsupported format (number of digits before and after decimal point) therefore drill coordinates are imported incorrectly. We will investigate drill file and will try to support its data format in future.
Right now, if you have PADS software and board file you can reexport Gerber and drill files in inches. That should solve the problem.
If you have CAM software you can load NC drill file and convert it to different data format.

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Re: CNC Drill File format for Gerber Import Option

#9 Post by chinmay.gadre » 19 Jun 2021, 03:51

Alex wrote:
14 Jun 2021, 07:40
Thank you for the files. I imported gerber and NC drill files. Drill data has unsupported format (number of digits before and after decimal point) therefore drill coordinates are imported incorrectly. We will investigate drill file and will try to support its data format in future.
Right now, if you have PADS software and board file you can reexport Gerber and drill files in inches. That should solve the problem.
If you have CAM software you can load NC drill file and convert it to different data format.
After re-exporting drill file using Gerber Tool with following options
1) Dialect : Excellon
2) m.n : 2.4
3) Mode : Absolute
4) Zero Suppression : Leading
5) Unit : Inch
6) Character Set : ASCII

It got imported successfully.

Thanks.

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