Oh, I forgot to add you can do the same process for pin numbers for connectors if you do that. Like when you number Pin 1 and the last pin on a connector? Just make an attribute for each number. Iuse num1, num2, etc, "value" them accordingly, and place them as attributes on the connector.
The new IPC Standard is dictating that all polarity indicators must
remain within the component courtyard and therefore they are moving
away from the dot. I prefer the dot and your suggestion, however it
looks like that is on it's way out. Check out PCB Libraries for more
Keeping the inspection dot within the courtyard makes sense; if you move it out of the Courtyard you'll probably get all sorts of clearance violations from PADS as the 'courtyard' will increase to include everything.
Neat idea, Tom! I've often made dual patterns so i can select the one that has the polarity indicator out of the way; this gets me through most situations. I like this idea though, because you can define the decal with the indicator in the preferred location, and then move it as needed for a design. You just need to watch out on the 'update attributes from library' moving things back unexpectedly.