Take turns placing random piece until empty

In the game I am creating Players start by taking turns putting down 1 RANDOM piece (facing any direction within the hex grid) until all 60 pieces are placed. Once all 60 pieces run out, the game begins.

how do I go about doing this? So far I am able to place a piece down into the grid but the rest is chinese to me.

Seems like the easiest way would be to make a card deck with your 60 pieces and everyone, in turn, draws a piece and places it.

If I make the cards the same size as pieces, will they still snap to the grid and have the same properties (rotate, delete etc) as pieces?

If you defined it, yes.

Yeah …the shape and size of pieces/cards makes no difference. If you have snap to grip properties in place, the center point of the piece will snap to grid.