I find it irritating that when laying out a PCB the component type names are there in full splendor and glory - I don’t need them. They are obnoxious and in the way.
Yes, I can individually go into each component and shrink the text into almost invisibility.
Yes, I can (I hope - we will see when the board gets back) I can suppress them from being part of the top silk.
I want the part ID (“J5”), of course. It should be on the silk. It is part (in a light grey) of the component itself. (I want it by the component, not on top. See J31 in the picture).
I also know I can go into the ASCII file and do a basic search/replace of the text size to 0. Not recommended, especially for those who are faint of heart (and sloppy with backing up).
So - is there any way I can stop seeing the text (in the example, “Conn_01x05”, Conn_02x05_Odd_Even", “Conn_01x02”) when I am laying out the PCB?
I can see where clutter like this would get really irritating for a high-density board.
(I looked at the topics but could not find this question. Nor could I find a good method for searching, although both could be pilot error.) (Found the Search - duh - definite pilot error.) (did the search, no joy.)