1 Reply Latest reply on Jul 10, 2018 4:08 PM by Injy Gadalla

    Drill symbol limit exceeded error

    Galen Quinsey

      When generating gerber files program throws the error: "Drill Symbol limit exceeded. System will switch to letter generation."


      The program then fails to generate gerber files. I've been dealing with this by rounding hole size to the next closest hole size but I would like to eventually get back to using the footprint. Is there a easier solution to this?

        • Re: Drill symbol limit exceeded error
          Injy Gadalla

          Hello Galen,


          If you did not change the drill symbols to characters in the hole size editor,  SOLIDWORKS PCB is still trying to use symbols first.The Drill Drawing uses letters or symbols to show the holes size, but if it exceeds the number or letters or symbols, then it will use numbers instead.

          You can change the symbol from PCB Panel > Hole Size Editor> Change each symbol by clicking on the line under the Symbol column to character instead of symbol.


          Hope this helps.

          Injy Gadalla

          Territory Technical Manager, SOLIDWORKS PCB