Our vendor is asking us for a component placement file that includes the X and Y coordinates as well as the rotation of each component on the design. How can we create this file?
To create your component placement file, complete the following steps.
- Open your completed design in PCB editor.
- Select the Export > Pick/Place Data menu. Your selection opens the Export Placement dialog.
- Select a radio option to specify the placement origin for the components.
- Click the Export button. A placement file you can forward to your vendor is created. The default name for this file is place_txt.txt.