I am new to surface mount soldering. On a board with both SMT and through-hole parts (header pins), which parts should I solder on first?
I imagine the technique I use for SMT soldering is important. I have access to an oven and a heat gun - baking the circuit board after soldering on my header pins might cause some trouble, but I was wondering that the standard practice was in general.
I read here that
The surface mount soldering must be done before thru hole soldering because thru hole soldering creates imperfections on the underside of the board that will prevent good thermal conduction between hot plate and board.
but this is specific to SMT soldering using a hot plate.