Hey all, I have developed a free open-source tool to make life easier from exporting Pick-and-Place / BOM files to getting them fabricated. Here's an excerpt from the documentation:
PnPPP is a tool for automatically converting PCB assembly files to the format required by your fab or machine, automatically rotate parts to the correct orientation and duplicate pick-and-place data with new positions for the purpose of panelization. All required meta data can be maintained directly within the CAD project.
The tool was developed to process output files from Altium CircuitStudio for use with JLCPCB's self-service PCBA interface, but it can be configured flexibly and potentially be used with other CAD programs and different fabs.
Check it out and let me know what you think ---> https://github.com/pastaclub/PnPPP