16.1.6 Design Diagram Filters
Note: Filters only apply to Schematic and Flow diagrams.
You can customize the diagram using the
Filters button from the toolbar.
Use the drop-down menu at the top of the dialog to select from available filters.
Use the buttons in the top-right corner of the dialog to create, duplicate, or delete the current filter.
Use the checkboxes at the bottom of the dialog to further clean up the diagram.
A filter is defined using filter rules (one per line). The general form of a filter rule is:
command is one of
element_kinds is a comma-separated list of kinds. The available kinds are
port types and
regex is a regular expression that matches the relevant diagram element labels
color_name_or_code is a color specified by
6- or 3-digit hexadecimal code,
comma-separated decimal RGB code or the keyword
random. This is relevant only for
To apply a filter rule only to elements under a specific instance, you must provide the relevant path in the
regex section of the rule:
path must always begin with the name of the top instance in the diagram (if
instance is under
top_instance/instance/... is valid, while
instance/... is not)
path consists only of names of instances and "
each level is separated from the previous using "
/'''" (valid: '''top_instance/inst1/inst2/...; not valid:
regular expressions may be used in the
path section of a rule (for example,
regex contains "
", everything before the last "/" is the ''path, the rest is used to match the relevant diagram elements (in the following example, the bolded text is the path: '''top_instance/.*/inst1/
regex does not contain "
/", it applies to all elements of the appropriate
TIP: You can hide the hierarchy under an instance with the filter "hide instances matching