WhoKnewKnows , 11-04-2020, 06:01 PM
Including fiducials in the p&p data does make sense. I'm curious why they need to be included in the BOM.
Oh, perhaps if no-BOM components can't be included in the p&p data automatically, making the fiducials normal BOM components will get them included?
In that case, you *could* use the project variants feature to create a varient of the design in which you set the fiducials as not-fitted. When they show up in the BOM the CM won't try to order them as if they're components. They should still show up in the p&p data.
BTW, as a work around, if there aren't many fiducials, you can edit the p&p file either by text editor or spreadsheet app., and add the fiducial locations manually. If you use a spreadsheet app., be sure to save the file as the original file type.
The operator who programs the p&p assembly robot can use the fiducial x,y locations to make the robot perform an x, y, theta correction to apply to the x,y data in the rest of the p&p file. This compensates for variances from one board to the next.