When you have a lot of printed circuit boards to order for your business you want to be able to find ways to cut costs without sacrificing quality. Tab-route penalization and scoring are two ways that you can achieve this goal. Scoring involves a “V” groove cut into the top and bottom surfaces of your PCB array and is done when your boards are placed together side by side and end to end. Tab routing lets you place more than one board (of either the same or different design) into a given area. PCBs can then be removed by breaking or cutting the tabs that are between the boards in the array. Both of these methods allow engineers to get multiple boards manufactured and assembled at the same time using automated processes. This results in lower costs for the project and faster completion of the PCB order.