When initially using the Front Panel Designer work station, I had a problem understanding the exact purpose of the 3rd icon on the pop-out origin selection bar. The pop-up description for that icon states "Enter coordinates based on the reference point of a object". I did not and still don't understand that language. I would instead use "Enter coordinates to be in common with the reference point of an object". Basically, the coordinates of the new object to be the same as the coordinates of the selected existing object.
Posted By: stanfoote on Aug 25, 2013 04:51AM Category: Front Panel Designer
The wording can be confusing since you don't have to enter any coordinates at all. As you stated, it means basically to add another object to the same location of another object.
Thank you for your feedback.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Aug 27, 2013 12:30AMReply
It's been working for 3 months, but now it opens its window for a few seconds and then it's gone. Windows task manager says it's running, but nothing is visible. I've erased, restarted and reloaded four times...
Posted By: baxterl on Aug 19, 2013 11:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Does this happen when you open FPD through a fpd file or by opening the software itself?
I am guessing you have a corrupted file. Can you send the file to me?
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Aug 20, 2013 01:47AMReply
Both. And the files open OK in another computer.
Posted By: baxterl on Aug 20, 2013 02:05PMReply
Hmmmm, I still want to rule out the actual fpd file. Would you mind sending it to me?
Thank you and sorry for the inconvenience
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Aug 23, 2013 06:44PMReply
Another clue: At startup (PC startup; Front Panel is off), the PC says
Visual C++ runtime library
The application requested the Runtime to terminate in an unusual way
Posted By: baxterl on Aug 26, 2013 10:41PMReply
The files you sent to me worked fine on my system. Thank you for the additional info. I sent it to the developers and will let you know as soon as I hear back.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Aug 27, 2013 12:15AMReply
I have an order of 10 Identical panels that will each be labeled "panel 1", "Panel 2", "Panel 3" ect. Can I order the panels such that I only have to submit 1 design file and request that each panel be labeled 1 thru 10? Or is it best to submit 10 different design files? If they can be labeled serially, what is the best way to request this (design note, email ect.)?
Posted By: AndrewB on Jul 30, 2013 03:05PM Category: Ordering
One design is all you have to submit. You can leave us a note about the lettering in 'remarks for production' or during checkout.
We then will add a small modification charge (about $20 to $30) but you will also get the quantity discount of 20% (for 10 panels)
There is always the possibility to request a quote (also through checkout) to get accurate pricing with your modification.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 30, 2013 09:49PMReply
I want to cut a 4 x 20mm slot, 3mm deep, in a 4mm thick anodized panel (which is 60 x 85mm). Into this slot I want to slide (and later bond) a 4 x 20 x135mm anodized panel, so that this thin panel will be perpendicular to the 60x85mm panel.
My question concerns the tolerances of the slot and 4mm stock thickness. I was planning on making the 4x20mm slot 4.06 x 42.0 mm (with 0 radius corners); should the 4.06mm width be sufficient for the 4mm thick stock?
Posted By: rjones on Jul 22, 2013 04:31AM Category: Production
4.06mm is a little tight. I usually recommend 0.2mm tolerance for a not to loose fit. A snug fit should have 0.1mm tolerance (in your case a slot of 4.1mm width.)
We can make sure that the parts fit. Just leave us a note in the fpd file (panel properties) or in the order program. The additional check in our QC department is complimentary.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 24, 2013 04:27PMReply
Hi I am wondering if you will anodize a raw aluminum panel I send in for milling and engraving. If so how do I compute the charge...or can you just send me an additional bill.
Also, the raw aluminum currently has a lightly brushed finish. I don't care if the brushed aspect of it will be lost, just wanted to mention in case it can't be anodized if it's already brushed.
Posted By: willamp on Jul 13, 2013 04:02PM Category: Production
Unfortunately we do not have any anodizing capabilities at our shop. All our materials are pre-anodized and we can't anodized customer supplied material.
We offer in-house powder-coating as additional finish option. Maybe this is something you are interested in as well. Let me know if you would like us to send you some samples with powder-coated finishes.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 16, 2013 08:14AMReply
Thanks Diane, sorry for the slow response.
I ended up getting the parts anodized locally. I'll be sending one of them in for machining and engraving.
I'll keep powder coating in mind for the future also,
Posted By: willamp on Jul 23, 2013 09:05PMReply