I have two questions about tthe jlcpcb offset. I’ve been using it with succes but it comes with two minor quirks
Everytime I order an assembled PCB I get mail that I must verify the component placement. The right image is the CPL that I upload. The left is what JLCPCB did for me. I do always check the box ‘verify component placement’.
Is this something that I can do in KiCad? IIRC I cannot manually set the absolute zero point for the coordinates.
Quirk two is dat the rotation of all ICs is always wrong. I have to manually rotate ICs every time. Is this just a thing or is there an error or mismatch somehow in the CPL file?
I examined the example file and the plugin’s file. The plugin seems to have more columns. But I do not know at this point if this cause of the bug or not. In a few days I want to manually remove the redundant columns and see if it makes a difference.
Designator;Mid X;Mid Y;Layer;Rotation (EXAMPLE CPL JLCPCB) C1;95.0518mm;22.6822mm;Top;270 C2;106.4056mm;23.0124mm;Top;90 C3;109.0726mm;22.8854mm;Top;270 R2;109.5996mm;16.6443mm;Bottom;0 Designator,Val,Package,Mid X,Mid Y,Rotation,Layer (KICAD PLUGIN) C1,100n,C_0603_1608Metric_Pad1.08x0.95mm_HandSolder,127.6858,-73.6346,180.0,top C2,100nF,C_0603_1608Metric_Pad1.08x0.95mm_HandSolder,128.197,-87.346,-90.0,top