The Part Placement Screen allows you to check the placement information for your PCB assembly, nudge parts if needed, and add notes to parts that require special assembly instructions.

Approving Your Parts Placement Data

1. First, visually confirm all top side part placement data.

If everything looks good, click “Yes” to continue.
If not, you can nudge the parts to align them. Check the bottom of this article on Nudging Parts.

2. Next, review the placement data for all bottom side parts and approve.

Click “Yes” to approve.
If not, you can nudge the parts to align them. Check the bottom of this article on Nudging Parts.

3. Your parts placement data is now approved.

That’s it! MacroFab handles part rotation/orientation automagically.

Adding PCB Notes

If you need to add special PCB notes there is a note field in the PCB name/description editor.

Adding Part Specific Notes

If you have a part that needs more detailed notes about the part (water wash sensitivity/reflow characteristics) then you can add a note by clicking the part in the Part Placement workspace.

Nudging Parts

Sometimes the origin of the XYRS data and Gerbers for the PCB layers do not match up. To remedy this there is a Nudge Parts tool in the Parts Placement workspace. This will allow you to move the parts in bulk around the workspace to make sure it lines up over your PCB in the correctly.