What are your best practices for labelling components and pins on the silk screen?
I can plot references and values on the silkscreen.
Values are useful for things like “resistor values” which I want baked into the schematic, but don’t normally have room for on the PCB.
References can be useful for naming components, but I haven’t been able to find a reasonable way to rename them as they are the component “key” in the netlist. In particular for connectors I often want useful names like “+5V”, “D-” and not J1, J2. They also have to be unique so I can’t have two connectors named GND. I can probably live with resistors being in odd spatial orders such as R2, R3, R1, although it’s annoying.
I can add text directly to the silk screen layer, but then it’s not associated with the components. And I have to remember things like J13 is GND.
I would love to know what your best practices are.