Altium Designer Documentation

Query_Lang-SCHFunctions_Fields_PinDesignator_CustomColorPinDesignator_CustomColor_AD

Created: September 17, 2015 | Updated: August 18, 2021

Parent page: Schematic Query Functions - Fields

Summary

Returns all pin objects whose Pin Designator Color property complies with the Query.

Syntax

PinDesignator_CustomColor : Numeric_String
PinDesignator_CustomColor : Number

The PinDesignator_CustomColor keyword can always be used in conjunction with a Numeric_String. It can alternatively be used in conjunction with a Number, but only when all objects (which do not have a Pin Designator Color property) have been totally excluded by one or more preceding entries within the Query expression. Either use entries in the expression such as PinDesignator_CustomColor <> '', PinDesignator_CustomColor > '', or use entries specifically targeting pin objects, i.e. IsPin.

The color corresponding to a particular number can be deduced from the following relationship:

65536 * Blue + 256 * Green + Red

where the Blue, Green, and Red components each have a value between 0 and 255 (inclusive).

When the PinDesignator_CustomColor keyword can be used in conjunction with a Number, it is possible to individually evaluate the values of each of the Pin Designator Color property's Blue, Green, and Red components, by using the following constructs:

  • Blue = Pin Designator Color Div 65536
  • Green = Pin Designator Color Div 256 Mod 256
  • Red = Pin Designator Color Mod 256

Example Usage

PinDesignator_CustomColor = '0'
PinDesignator_CustomColor <> '' && PinDesignator_CustomColor = 0

Returns all pin objects whose Pin Designator Color property is 0 (which corresponds to values of Blue = 0, Green = 0, and Red = 0).

PinDesignator_CustomColor = '16711680'
PinDesignator_CustomColor > '' && PinDesignator_CustomColor = 16711680

Returns all pin objects whose Pin Designator Color property is 16711680 (which corresponds to values of Blue = 255, Green = 0, and Red = 0).

PinDesignator_CustomColor <> '16777215'
Returns all pin objects except those whose Pin Designator Color property is 16777215 (which corresponds to values of Blue = 255, Green = 255, and Red = 255).

IsPin && PinDesignator_CustomColor Div 65536 <= 192
Returns all pin objects whose Pin Designator Color property's Blue component has a value which is less than or equal to 192.

IsPin && PinDesignator_CustomColor Mod 256 Between 64 And 192
Returns all pin objects whose Pin Designator Color property's Red component has a value which is greater than or equal to 64 and less than or equal to 192.

Tips

  1. The Pin Designator Color property is only defined for pin objects.

 

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