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F8.1 Non SMD/THT components

Components which have a footprint on the PCB (and may additionally have a schematic symbol) but do not have an associated physical component which needs to be loaded onto the board during assembly must have their type set to Other. The Exclude from position file checkbox must be marked, the Exclude from BOM checkbox should be checked.

Examples include:

  • Mounting holes

  • Solder bridges

  • Net ties

  • Test points

  • Fiducial markings

  • Symbols and Logos

Exclude from BOM

Some parts should be in the BOM, but not in the position file. Use this for components that need to be mounted manually. For those, the Exclude from BOM checkbox must stay unchecked.

Examples include:

  • Lightpipes

  • Screws

  • Clip-on heatsinks