yes you are right, that's a good point

i was thinking they could put in a 1mm router bit and move the board,
but that would depend on their equipment

Dennis Saputelli


Peter Bennett wrote:
> 
> Dennis Saputelli wrote:
> >
> > (this is all 99SE)
> >
> > so i have some plated holes that are 39 mils
> >
> > i have some plated slots that are 1mm
> >
> > the hole size editor will only select the 39 mil holes
> > which i guess is as it should be, BUT
> > the CAM NC output lumps the 1mm center hole of the slot with the 39 mil
> > holes
> >
> > i realize the difference is negligible, but i want a different tool
> > number for the 1mm slots in the NC drill file
> >
> > i seem to remember in some past version a way to set the point at which
> > holes were grouped
> > (minimum dia. difference or something like that) but i don't see it now
> >
> > i wound up changing the 39 holes to 38 to force a new tool, but it would
> > be nice if the
> > Select Hole Size editor showed what the PCB:GenerateNCDrill process was
> > doing
> >
> 
> Leave the 39 mil holes at 39 mil, and change the slot marker to an
> un-drillable size, like 1 mil - then the board maker will have to look
> at your documentation to see what you really want there.  There is no
> need for this marker "hole" to be the real size, since slots will
> require special handling.
> 


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