SCP-LT3094-EVALZ layout so far to right of board on purpose?

The SCP-LT3094-EVALZ has a long strip of copper between the input cap and the connector. Is there a reason for this? I'd like to make it a little more compact. Do I need to copy that in my final design?

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    •  Analog Employees 
    on Feb 23, 2021 2:51 PM 1 month ago

    The LT3094 is located more to the right to keep a specific physical distance from the input cap from the connection for noise reduction. If this design is used, the exact dimensions and orientation is critical to copy verbatim – or the extremely high PSRR performance of the circuit may be degraded.