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You can save yourself a lot of problems during the design of your printed circuit board and when it is being assembled by defining PCB design constraints first.
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While you may design the PCB, you're not the owner. The owner is the end user.
Failing a schematic capture test is not the end of the world or your design; however, it does mean it is time to go back in and figure out how to improve your design.
To design a good printed circuit board, you need accurate PCB footprints. Here are some ideas for the creation of component land geometry in your design.
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To better understand the differences in PCB layout between a double sided board and a multilayer board, take a look at this multilayer PCB design tutorial.
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As a PCB layout designer you will be working with a lot of different PCB size and shape requirements in your career. Here is some more information on that.
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