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Re: Module position file
Tue, 10 Mar 2009 23:06:54 -0000
It is actually very convenient to have seperate files for single-sided boards as the secondary side is used for testpoints. Means, the primary side file contains the component positions, the secondary side file the testpoint positions.
--- In kicad-devel@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Dick Hollenbeck <dick@...> wrote:
> Is our file format for the menu choice "Post Process" | "Generate
> Modules Position" any kind of standard? (The *.pos files.) Are people
> relying on this file format to adhere to some standard? If it is our
> own format, then I would ask why we need a separate file for each side
> of the board. We have the column which says which layer the component
> is on, and I would prefer that there only be one file, not one for each
> side. The column is redundant or the 2nd file is redundant.
> The nice thing about having a single file is it makes it easier to do a
> diff on the files generated from two revisions of the board. This can
> reduce the amount of work involved in reprogramming a pick and place
> machine as a result of a board spin.
> What are others' thoughts?