PCB layout, through CAD software, involves organizing electronic components and routing traces on a board, following a schematic blueprint, crucial for efficient function and space utilization, resulting in manufacturing files.
PCB design services typically cost between $95-$145 per hour, depending on the software, component pin and routing density, and project duration. For a complex design taking 70 hours at $120/hour, expect approximately $8,400, factoring in modern PCB design technology.
PCB design now prioritizes aesthetics alongside functionality, with consumer demand driving this trend for visually appealing electronics. Designers combine visual elements like color and shape with technical efficiency to enhance brand identity and market distinction.