Laying out a printed circuit board is a multi-stage process from PCB stackup, layer definition, routing and generating fabrication files.
PCB: Printed Circuit Board
Stackup: It's the substrate specification for the PCB containing following
- See detailed information under Stackup
- Define PCB technology, layer count, materials, vias, and thickness.
- Floor planning
- Component placement
- Layers definition
- Map out signal, ground, and power layers
- Fab drawing
- Board layout is the process of making a PCB board.