I have been assigned the task of laying out an A4-sized 10-layer PCB board using Allegro. Someone else is doing the schematics, which I will receive soon (all I know now is that the board contains an FPGA and an ARM, and that there are less than 1000 components). I have never laid out a PCB before.
My boss has given me a couple days to learn the basics of Allegro and PCB layout. Internally, we have a "PCB Design Guidelines and Checklist" I'm going to read, and a book by Kraig Mitzner
Complete PCB Design Using OrCAD Caputre and PCB Editor
What recommendations do you have for PCB layout beginners? What are major time savers you wished you knew when you started PCB layout? Are there must-read PCB layout resources online or elsewhere?