I noticed one ambiguity while exporting a .pos file from pcbnew.
For components with symmetric footprints, but are polarized, is there any surefire way of indicating to the assembly house which way to place that component?
This issue relates to parts like:
- polarized Caps with a symmetric footprint like 0603, 0805, 1206, etc
- LEDs with a symmetric footprint like 0603, 0805, etc.
If I were hand-assembling this board, I’d probably make a silkscreen marker to indicate the proper orientation.
Aside: I know that Kicad’s .pos file includes an angle orientation, but that orientation value is unhelpful if the assembly house doesn’t know the pinout of the 0-degree orientation to begin with.