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I have a board with a Raspberry Pi and an ATX power connector. The Raspberry Pi provides 5V to some components on the board via its GPIO header. The ATX connector also provides 5V to a servo.

How can I draw 5V_A and 5V_B symbols? I am unable to edit the 5V symbol field value when I place the 5V components from the power library. Using labels seems like it would work but I wonder if there's a better option.

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Simply use global net labels, 5V_A and 5V_B are fine for the names. Go to "Place" -> "Global Label" and name it appropriately. If you use hierarchy sheets the labels will persist through all of them (Unlike a hierarchy label, which only has scope inside that sheet and you need to break out the labels on the layer above as sheet pins by right clicking on the sheet and going to "import sheet pins").

Another thing you can do is make your own library, and after modifying the 5V power port (as your example) you can "save to a new library" or other method of putting it into a new library.

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