SMT Caddy is equipped with a solid state, diode laser pointer. The laser pointer can be adjusted and aimed to illuminate the target landing position of the component on the stylus with a tiny red dot! Considering the two-dimensional nature of video microscopes, the laser dot aids with depth perception in the image view, so that the XY guidance can be tuned into position prior to final component descent. Of course, fine positioning is performed with the aid of the digital microscope.