1.11 Annotation

Annotation is the act of assigning reference designators, or names to all components on the schematic. For example R1, R2, C1, U1, etc.

  • Once your schematic is finished and ready to be turned into a circuit board, click the "Annotate schematic components" button in EESchema
The annotation button
The annotation button

  • In most cases it is completely acceptable to use the default settings. You may want to pay attention to this if you've made revisions and want to completely rename all of the parts. (IE perhaps parts have been re arranged or deleted).
schematic annotation options
Schematic annotation options