10 golden rules of PCB design

Rule 1: Choose the right grid-set and always use the grid spacing that matches the most components. 

Rule 2: Keep the path shortest and most direct. 

Rule 3: Use the power layer as much as possible to manage the distribution of power lines and ground lines. 

Rule 4: Group related components together with the required test points.

Rule 5: Copy the required circuit board on another larger circuit board multiple times for PCB imposition. 

Rule 6: Integrate component values.

Rule 7: Perform design rule checks (DRC) as much as possible.

Rule 8: Use screen printing flexibly.

Rule 9: Decoupling capacitors must be selected.

Rule 10: Generate PCB manufacturing parameters and verify them before submitting for production.