Electrical – How to get rid of faded component designators after copying and pasting components in Altium


When copying and pasting a component that already has a designator in an Altium schematic document and assigning it a new designator, the designator from the original part still shows up as a ghost, as shown in the picture.


How do I get rid of this?

Best Answer

In 'old' Altium (17 and older): Do a recompile.

In 'new' Altium (upto 21): DXP Preferences -> Schematic -> Compiler then in the 'Compiled Names Expansion' section uncheck 'Designators' then press the Apply button at the bottom. Then re-check 'Designators' and push Apply again.

... and all the ghost designators just got busted.