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Re: EAGLE Software - Generating the NC Drill File

Postby Terri Miller » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

Hello David,

I'm happy to hear that this information helped. It sounds like your questions have been resolved, but if you need further assistance in generating the gerber files, do not hesitate to contact us. There are also other EAGLE software topics here that may be of interest to you.

If there are EAGLE topics (or any other) that you would like to see, send an email with your suggestions to support@sunstone.com.

Thank you,

Terri Miller
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Re:EAGLE Software - Generating the NC Drill File

Postby Terri Miller » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

Hello,

Generating the NC Drill file using EAGLE Software is a separate process from the generation of Gerber Files. To generate the NC Drill file click on the green CAM film icon at the top of the editor's window in EAGLE software. (See attached pdf for screenshots of procedure). The CAM Processor window will open. Go to File > Open Job... when the 'Open CAM Job' window opens, choose 'excellon.com' from the list of jobs in the cam job directory. With the excellon job opened in the CAM Processor, click on 'Process Job' at the bottom of the window.

The excellon job will generate two files; the 'DRI' = Drill Station Info File and the 'DRD'= NC Drill File. The 'NC Drill' file is the file actually used for the drill program and to determine the size and location of holes in the Printed Circuit Board , but sending both files will be beneficial since the Drill Station Info File does contain helpful information.

We welcome any questions or comments about this topic.

Thank you!

Terri Miller
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Re:EAGLE Software - Generating the NC Drill File

Postby David » Mon May 14, 2012 9:30 am

"The CAM Processor window will open. Go to File Open Job... when the 'Open CAM Job' window opens, choose 'excellon.com' from the list of jobs in the cam job directory. With the excellon job opened in the CAM Processor, click on 'Process Job' at the bottom of the window. The excellon job will generate two files; the 'DRI' = Drill Station Info File and the 'DRD'= NC Drill File."

Was looking for this information for days, thanks. I was actually having similar trouble to generate gerber files, but this seems to solve it too.
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