SMT machines(particularly Fuji) have been able to place anything we come up with for the past 20 years. Solder bridging and being able to rework a single part without affecting other parts have been factors.
You need to get project management involved with assembly engineering.
A dumb test board to find out assembly issues in your factory might pay off if you are working on a high-volume design.
Assembly will want a low-risk/easy board to build. But, marketing is going to push beyond that.