By Miles Nicholson
As a default, when you add new components into a schematic, the new components will assume the next available component tag irrelevant upon where you place the component in the set of schematics. If the design has not yet gone to manufacture, then of course you can do a project wide retag of components of a renumber of wires.
However when you issue a project for manufacture, you may wish to fix component TAG’s, wire numbers and item numbers to avoid the possibility of items being changed inadvertently after build has started or indeed completed.
This months Tips and Tricks explains how to do this: