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Help with drill file

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richjmaynard
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Help with drill file

Hello,

 

Can anyone tell me why this PCB design

 

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Gives me this drill file in FlatCAM?

rich_1-1590153356881.png

 

The hole positions are nearly right, but nearly half of them are displaced off to the side.

 

Help!

 

 

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Message 2 of 5

Hello @rich,

I hope you're doing well. The first thing I would recommend to check is in the program where you are checking the drill file make sure that you specify the format of the drill file. If you don't specify the format of the file the program will take a guess and most of the time they guess correctly but sometimes they don't.

The drill file outputted from Fusion is 3.3 Leading zeroes supressed absolute metric.

Let me know if you continue to run into problems.

Best Regards,


Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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Yes! That seems to have fixed it. Thank you!

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matt-wall
in reply to: jorge_garcia2

Is there a way to set the file to not suppress the leading zero's? I have to manually add them back in currently in a text editor prior to loading to the CAM as my CAM can only work with the zero's in place and this can be a torturous exercise.

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Hi @matt-wall ,

 

I hope you're doing well. Unfortunately, we don't have any mechanism to expose the leading zeroes. We have always used a leading zeroes suppressed file format. What CAM are you using? Most recent CAM software allows you to specify the format of the files. It could be the case that you can tell the CAM software that the leading zeroes are suppressed and continue working that way.

 

Let me know if there's anything else I can do for you.

 

Best Regards,



Jorge Garcia
​Product Support Specialist for Fusion 360 and EAGLE

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