VisualPlace assists in (manual or automated) PCB assembly. Component
placement is extracted from files generated from the EDA suite —notably
the Gerber files, the centroid file(s) and the bill-of-materials.
The application visualizes the component placement and converts the files (with corrections, where applicable) for further automated processing. Creating placement information (with semi-automatic centre-finding for the centroid markers) is also possible.
Due to a plug-in architecture, VisualPlace works with many EDA suites, and more can be added.
- DrillFile: drill file creator for KiCad
KiCad is an open-source
EDA-suite. This "DrillFile" utility creates either one or two drill files
in Excellon format, optionally separating plated-through holes from
non-plated holes. It comes as both a GUI and a console utility.
Documentation and source code are included in the download.