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> To expand on my confusion, I cannot understand how this could be
> difficult given that pcb is supposed to create a geometric
> arrangement of conductors and insulators implementing a netlist. But
> I find pcb very confusing in general. I cannot actually find in its
> design the concepts of "conductor", "insulator" and "geometry".

Your error is in the "is supposed to" assumption.

The purpose of PCB is to help people design circuit boards.

Your conductor/insulator/geometry paradigm is one of many ways to
acheive that goal, but it is not the way PCB chooses to solve it.

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