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Re: Panelization of PCB
On Wed, Jun 27, 2012 at 10:12:49AM +0200, Richard wrote:
> It was interesting to hear all arguments of the specialists.
> But one question is open for me. If I let the board panelized in
> Chine how do I get the data for the placement of the components as I
> want to do the assembly here . I can not imagine that the Chinese
> are interested in doing that job for me. Can I do that in Excell and
> what about the accuracy.
They only need to give you the origin and orientation of the subimages
(and the position of the panel fiducial, altough these are more or less
Then you apply the trivial transformation to your pick and place data;
most probably: you give your pick and place data *and* the chinese panel
origins to your assembly plant and the ultraproprietary software running
the part bomber do the rest...
Don't worry about accuracy since most of the placement is only at 0,1
(if not 0,2) millimeters. Solder paste is magic in pulling the
components in place:P