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I understand that to move the name and value text of a component around you use the smash command but do you just leave the component smashed after you get everything moved and sized right or do you unsmash it?  I notice that when I unsmash a component after playing around with the text it all reverts back to the original placement and size.
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I leave mine smashed so the placement stays where Ieft it.
I only find it important for Reference Designator (R1, C2, etc) on the Board design to improve readability for assembly, and to make sure names are all the same fonts & sizes.  Sometime a name gets deleted by accident, unsmashing brings it back so you can smash again and fix placement as needed.

On the schematic, placement can aid in readability.
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I leave mine smashed so the placement stays where Ieft it.
I only find it important for Reference Designator (R1, C2, etc) on the Board design to improve readability for assembly, and to make sure names are all the same fonts & sizes.  Sometime a name gets deleted by accident, unsmashing brings it back so you can smash again and fix placement as needed.

On the schematic, placement can aid in readability.

Thanks!  I've been confused by that.
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