Ensuring plated holes

Our fabs use the presence of copper to determine whether or not a drill will be plated. Copper under a drill means via/plated hole, no copper means unplated hole.

Diptrace has an Pad/Via Holes option which determines whether Diptrace will remove the copper underneath drill hits. It’s very important that this box is not checked, as it will remove the copper and thus prevent the fab prom plating your vias.

Since this option renders a board unusable, you should take care to uncheck the Pad/Via Holes option before submitting your gerbers for manufacturing. By default, this box should be unchecked.