You can delete unwanted objects from a printed circuit layout. For example you might want to remove a component to simplify a design.

alt To delete an object:
  1. Select the object(s) to delete.
  2. Choose Edit | Delete or press the Del key.

alt You cannot delete a component or pad designator without deleting the entire component or pad. To remove a designator from the Silk layer, move it to the Attribute layer