I am unsure how to properly layout a socket for a nixie tube in eagle cad. I'm especially unsure how to match the exact dimensions and what tool in eagle to use to create a hole with copper on both sides to house the pin connector.
The socket I'm trying to layout is for the recreation of the z568m tube. The socket is specified here (http://docs.daliborfarny.com/documentation/tube-socket/) with dxf file which can be imported into eagle cad. The recommended pin connector is https://www.digikey.com/products/en?keywords=H3161-01. The recommended hole diameter for the connector is, accoring to the socket spec, 1.95mm for ENIG surface finish, which my pcb manufacturer uses.
How would you create the socket? I started importing the dxf file onto the tNames layer. Then I created VIAs on the VIA layer with a drill diameter of 1.95mm and tried to match the positions of the imported dxf file by hand.
Anyways, this didn't feel like the proper way to do. Neither was I able to perfectly match the imported layout, nor am I sure whether using VIAs is the right choice. According to http://docs.daliborfarny.com/documentation/tube-socket/ the pin socket is pressed into the pcb and soldered from the bottom. Is that even possible with VIAs?
Thanks for any advice