I am posting this, the first of several, utilities to extend KiCAD. This set of utilities will make for easier post-PCB assembly and BOM documentation.
The first utility, ku-refdes.py, takes a PCBnew file and outputs a new file with reference designators centered and appropriately oriented on top of their components. There is an option to push them to their appropriate fab layers. This is intended as an assembly documentation aid.
Let me know what you think.