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    robertferanec My pcb manufacturer seems to be fine with my pcb layout. I'm just wondering, does this automatically mean the assembler will not have any issues for pick and placement either? Or should I contact them and verify the layout as well?

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    Assembly house will be looking for different things - they do not really have much with layout itself. For them is more important placement and footprints. If you are not sure, you can ask your assembly house if they are ok with the PCB, but normally I get feedback from them after they do assembly of the first prototypes. Then they know what could be improved (e.g. they may recommend to make some pads smaller, or they recommend using thermal relief on some through hole pads, possibly they may point out some components placed too close to each other).