SOLIDWORKS Electrical – Colors

by John Lieber

Color to Number Conversions

When defining wires, cables, and cable conductors, we routinely define the color, and when using the SOLIDWORKS Electrical Application it is pretty easy as we are presented with the colors in ‘named’ form (Red, White, Blue, Etc.).

However, if you happen to be using an Excel spreadsheet to define your wire or cable properties instead of using the name, we use a number.

Below you will find a conversion chart for the color/name to numbers as well as an image to help you determine the numbers for all the colors that are not named but numbered.

1 – RED 2 – YELLOW 3 – GREEN
4 – CYAN 5 – BLUE 6 – MAGENTA
7 – BLACK/WHITE* 8 – GRAY   9 – LIGHT YELLOW

* – Color 7 is a unique color because when used for lines and text it will switch between black and white automatically based on the background color.

The rest of the colors are not labeled with ‘names’ but are available for use in SOLIDWORKS Electrical. Below is an image that shows the colors and their nearby numbers.

Next up, I’ll show how to create a set of wires uses the Excel export/import. Stay tuned!

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About John Lieber

Johnathen is a Sr. Applications Engineer at our GoEngineer Corporate HQ in Utah with over 15 years of technical experience, 13 of which has focused on SolidWorks. He has a unique perspective of having worked as a SolidWorks Application Engineer and Trainer, which fosters an understanding of the user requirements with the system capabilities, allowing for quick resolution to business problems. Johnathen has experience in business process development, configuration, administration, training, installation, software development, and troubleshooting. His training style is focused on simplicity for the end user and administrators while providing excellent functionality.

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