# Change Default Altium Footprint Part Designator Top Overlay Text Size

I got an Altium question. I'm trying to speed up my Altium workflow.

Everytime I Design > Update Schematics, when I import all the footprints into the .PcbDoc the part designator overlay text is way too big.

Usually I go through PCB Filter > PCB List and manually set the text size for the designators by hand.

That's getting old, and I'm getting better at Altium. Time to take it to the next level!

Where is that default text size parameters coming from? How can I just have the part designator text be the size I want whenever I update a schematic?

Thanks!

Go to DXP > Preferences > PCB Editor > Defaults and select Component from the list of primitives. Click the Edit Values button and change the designator properties as required.