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Color Parameter in Configurations

The design table can include a column for configuration-specific colors. The value is a 32-bit integer that specifies RGB (red, green, blue). If no value is specified, zero (black) is used.

If you know the 32-bit integer value of a color, you can type the number directly into the design table in a column with the $COLOR parameter as the header. If you do not know the 32-bit integer value, you can calculate it in the design table with the RGB component values.

To determine the red, green, and blue components of a color:

  1. Click Edit Appearance (Standard toolbar) or Edit, Appearance, Appearance.

  2. In the PropertyManager, under Color Properties:

    1. Click a color in the palette.

    2. Select RGB.

    3. Note the component numbers next to Red Component of Color , Green Component of Color , and Blue Component of Color .

  3. Click .

To calculate a color value in a design table:

  1. Click Insert, Tables, Design Table.

  2. In the Design Table PropertyManager, choose the design table settings, then click .

  3. In the design table:

    1. Type $USER_NOTES in cells B2, C2, and D2, and type $COLOR in cell E2. The column header is not case sensitive.

      You may have to insert columns so that these parameters appear in cells B2 through E2.

    1. Type integers in cells B3, C3, and D3 for the red, green, and blue components of a color. The values must be stored as numbers, not text.

    2. Type the following formula in cell E3:

      = MAX(MIN(B3,255),0) + MAX(MIN(C3,255),0)*16*16 + MAX(MIN(D3,255),0)*16*16*16*16

      The formula ensures that each component value is between zero and 255.

      Make sure there are no extra spaces before the = sign in the cell.

    1. Type other color components in the appropriate rows and copy the formula, adjusted for the row number, into the corresponding cells in column E.

      The following table lists some typical colors, their components, and the equivalent integer values.

Color

Red

Green

Blue

Integer

Black

0

0

0

0

Red

255

0

0

255

Orange

255

128

0

33023

Green

0

255

0

65280

Blue

0

0

255

16711680

Purple

255

128

255

16744703

Turquoise

0

255

255

16776960

White

255

255

255

16777215

The configuration specific color applies to shaded mode only unless you select Apply same color to wireframe, HLR and shaded in Document Color Options.

 



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