Every board is unique with different design requirements and turn times. In this article, learn some of the basic guidelines for component placement that will help you create professional PCBs while avoiding common errors that cause delays in fabrication and assembly in the age of automation. 

New Guidelines for Component Placement in the Age of AutomationSome of the topics covered in this 4-page paper include:

  • Proper pad placement
  • Component size considerations
  • Importance of aligning parts
  • Avoiding tombstoning
  • How to reduce bridging
  • and more.


Interested in more information about components? Read "Getting Smart with Components: A Complete Guide."