Altium Designer Documentation


Created: September 11, 2015 | Updated: August 10, 2021

Parent page: PCB Query Functions - Attribute Checks


Returns all pad objects with a square pad shape on the specified layer. An square pad shape is formed from a Rounded Rectangle pad shape, when the X-Size and Y-Size properties are set to be equal.


IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer(Layer : String) : Boolean/Boolean_String

Layer is the name of the layer, as it appears on the Board Layers And Colors tab of the View Configurations dialog.

Example Usage

IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Top Layer')
IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Top Layer') = True
IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Top Layer') = 'True'

Returns all pad objects with a square pad shape on the Top Layer.

Not IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Bottom Layer')
IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Bottom Layer') = False
IsSquarePadShapeOnLayer('Bottom Layer') = 'False'

Returns all objects except pad objects with a square pad shape on the Bottom Layer.


  1. The single quote characters (') at the start and end of Layer are mandatory.
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