The DxDesigner Packager can automatically assign reference designator. But I want to be able to assign my own reference designator. For example, I want to assign the gates of a 74HC04 as: U12A, U12B, ... , U12F. But if I type the reference designator directly into the gate, the packager will not assign reference designator and it will always use the first gate only, and it actually treat "12A" as the reference designator. So it will actually generate six 74HC04 in the part list. How to let me assign the gate myself?
Another problem is on a hierarchical design, if I want to type my own reference designator as R001, the leading zeros are trimmed by the packager to become R1 which is not what I wanted. However, if I use R101, then it is not changed by the packager.