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I noticed that is not possible to use rectangular selection for designator in Altium (PCB view). I have to select them by clicking on each of them. And for moving a group of them I can't use keyboard shortcut.

I understand that designator is not a object by itself but is attached to a component (unlike the text objet)

but there is a way to rectangular select on a group of designator and change value of them ?

EDIT : Partially found a way. Go to top layer, select the component via rectangular selection (with component filter activated), then, click on the blue text "Designator" for all selected component. It select the corresponding component's designators.

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  1. select the layer of the Designator. For example top Overlay
  2. Press Shift + s to select single layer mode. (one to three times)
  3. now select the designators to move it. (As long as the designators position is not locked)
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  • \$\begingroup\$ I'm looking for easy way to select MULTIPLES designator at once. You answer as nothing to do with that. \$\endgroup\$ – Dony Dec 28 '20 at 14:03

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