Multi-layer board question

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by andy.wpg, Jun 23, 2013.

  1. andy.wpg

    Thread Starter New Member

    Jun 15, 2013
    Ok, this might be dumb question, but here goes....

    I have recently purchased DipTrace as my PCB software, and, of course, it allows multi-layer boards.

    This raised a question for me since I have never worked with anything other than single or double-layer.

    As an example, say you have two inner layers: +5V and VSS.

    When I solder in a component (say a TO-220 package MOSFET) do you solder it in the normal way? In other words, do you just solder it as you would a component on a single or double-layer board?

    Will the solder 'connect' to the inner layers (say a pin has +5V on it)?

    Thanks for any info, and, again, sorry if its a dumb question

  2. GopherT

    AAC Fanatic!

    Nov 23, 2012
    It depends on the design of your board but, yes, you can have plated through holes that allow access to all layers for a through-hole component or connector.