Just updated to 4.50, on a mac. The mouse scrolling is working opposite of the global settings. The graphics also seem a lot worse than they used to be - I find it nearly impossible to consistently line up objects using the mouse. Hope there wil an update to address this soon!
Posted By: Steve on Feb 12, 2016 01:48AM Category: Front Panel Designer
We are aware of mouse scrolling problems and working on it.
We implemented anti-aliasing for minimizing the distortion artifacts. You can turn it off in Settings->Interface
We apologize for the inconvenience and will keep you posted on the bug fix update.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 12, 2016 07:09PMReply
Actually, the Mac OS X version has numerous problems, including random image jumping, reference point highlighting which doesn't line up with the object reference points. This version has become unusable. Can you provide a link to a slightly older version?
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Posted By: Bill Eccles on Mar 01, 2016 02:13PMReply
I just updated to version 4.5 and all my user macros have disappeared. How can I get them back. It was a large library and I would rather not have to design them all again.
Posted By: Greg on Feb 10, 2016 08:09AM Category: Front Panel Designer
You should still have your library file, which is named UserMacros.fml
Are you using Mac? It looks like the path has changed from
This is the Windows path:
You can import a macro file into FPD with Edit->Settings ->Interface->Macro files... Or you move the fml file into above mentioned path.
Please let me know if it worked. If not I need to know what OS you are using. I apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your feedback.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 10, 2016 09:29PMReply
I found the macro.fml file BUT any attempt to attach it to Front designer gets this rejection....Macro object database error macro objects are not available(26:SQLITE_NOTADB: file is encrypted or is not a data base
This is the same message that I get when I launch front Designer
Posted By: Ron Cass on Feb 15, 2016 10:33PMReply
I just emailed you the previous version FPD4.4. Please use this until we have the bug fixed.
I apologize for the trouble and thank you for your patience.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 15, 2016 11:12PMReply
version 4.4 gave me the same message. I located the macro data base file and tried to import it with no luck. I copied a macro from another .fpd file and pasted it into a new design successfully but could not save it into the user macro list.
Posted By: Ron Cass on Apr 23, 2016 02:51AMReply
Hello again. I have the same problem as Ron Cass. Any chance you can email me version FPD4.4 too?
Posted By: Greg Dodson on Feb 16, 2016 12:58PMReply
I just emailed you.
Thank you for your patience.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 16, 2016 10:41PMReply
FPD shuts down after giving the following errors:
/builds/code/FrontDesign.wx/ThirdParty/wxWidgets/src/common/intl.cpp(273): assert "!m_initialized" failed in DoInit(): you can't call wxLocale::Init more than once
03:44:16 PM: Cannot set locale to language "English".
03:44:16 PM: locale 'en_GB' cannot be set.
03:44:16 PM: Cannot set locale to language "English".
03:44:24 PM: locale 'en_GB' cannot be set.
I used the 64bit deb package and installed it with sudo dpkg -i path/to/package
Posted By: Isaac Barbary on Feb 09, 2016 12:51AM Category: Front Panel Designer
This error should not be a blocker, you can choose Stop or Continue (and may ignore the error)
But to fix it:
1) Please generate missing locales with this command: "sudo locale-gen en"
2) Check available locales with "locale -a". It should list several en_XX variants.
After doing that, FPD should start normally.
Interesting for us would be:
- Which version of Elementary Linux and which language (variant) are you using? The command "locale" will tell you "LANG=...."
We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your feedback.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 10, 2016 09:20PMReply
I am running Freya 0.3.1. Below is the output of locale before running "locale-gen en":
FPD starts and runs normally now. Thanks!
Posted By: Isaac Barbary on Feb 12, 2016 09:00AMReply
I am running Debian Sid and running those commands did not help.
For me the solution was
sudo apt-get install locales-all
For some reason 'locale -a' did not build the required locales. Some people might have locales off, so you may want to set your locale as a dependency somehow and automatically build it.
Posted By: keantoken on Mar 04, 2016 04:45AMReply
Thank you for your feedback, very much appreciated.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 07, 2016 05:47PMReply
Ctrl-K shows breakout prices. If we wanted to know cost of engraving text on rear of panel, would the additional cost just be the engraved letter charge, or is there an additional setup charge for engraving on the rear of the panel.
Posted By: Mike on Jan 28, 2016 06:20PM Category: Ordering
There is an additional charge for the setup of the rear of the panel. Please send us your Front Panel Designer file to firstname.lastname@example.org, we are happy to provide you a quote with the exact price.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 01, 2016 06:14PMReply
I'm just starting with FPD, and would like to know if there is a ruler somewhere, so you can measure between two holes or points.
I saw this post " Posted By: etch11 on Apr 30, 2014 12:25AM " and the replay is that would be add in the next versions, running the latest version can I've miss the ruler, or is not yet implemented?
Since it's high on demand maybe it could be in the next version?
Posted By: Nuno on Jan 08, 2016 02:58PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I have just completed my design exported it into DXF but it does not produce a 3D image. I also cannot find a 3D image view in Front Panel Designer.
Posted By: Jim Flower on Jan 04, 2016 08:51PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Front Panel Designer's view provides only two dimensions. All depth specifications along the z axis can be defined in the relevant object properties. For instance, threaded holes, bevels, blind holes, etc.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Jan 04, 2016 10:52PMReply