Coordinate File


#1

I want to get my PCB assembled from ELECROW, and they’re asking for a coordinate file. How do I generate that? https://www.elecrow.com/5pcs-2-layer-pcb-2691.html


#3

Is this the pos file?

This can be created by opening the dialog: pcb_new->File->Fabrication output->Footprint position File
The dialog looks like this under kicad 4.0.2

For footprint selection:
Only footprints with the attribute Normal+Insert will be added to this file. (In the official library all SMD parts have this attribute.) I think the option “force footprints” with smd pads will set this attribute for all smd parts on your board. But i’m not sure about that.


#4

under your link, a bit down one can find this template:

http://www.elecrow.com/download/SMT_Coordinate_Template.csv

So you need to make sure that the output you get from KiCAD conforms to this.