Front Panel Designer category
When I try to print to 100% size on panels that require more than one sheet of paper FPE will only print the first page. It will not tile print. Sometimes it will not even show a preview and tell me zero pages required. This is recent and only started happening when I updated to the latest version.
Posted By: Blackdog on Jul 11, 2013 03:43PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I tried to reproduce the error you described but everything worked fine on my end. I doubt that has anything to do with the file itself rather than printer settings. However, we should rule that out first. Can you please email me the file you were trying to print? I would like to see if it works for me.
Do you have another printer in your setting you could try? A pdf printer maybe? What operating system do you use?
I am sorry for the inconvenience and hope we can resolve this issue quickly.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jul 16, 2013 08:03AMReply
I've sent off the last two files I tried to print, as well a pdf of one of them. The pdf is fine.
I'm using an HP printer, OS is windows XP
Posted By: Blackdog on Jul 19, 2013 03:42PMReply
I am trying to generate a macro or set of macros for TYCO CPC connectors. I do not see a clear description of how you go about doing this.
Posted By: tescalmike on Jun 27, 2013 07:08PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Duh, never mind.
Posted By: tescalmike on Jun 27, 2013 09:30PMReply
I hope it all worked out for you. We have a tutorial about macro objects.
You can also create your own for future use. Just group all the objects you would like to save as a macro, select 'create macro object' from 'selection' and follow the dialog.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 27, 2013 10:23PMReply
I can only find M3 Studs or Stand-offs in the Drop down.
Is a M2 Standoff available
The 4.20 software release notes talks about other standoffs coming in June 2013 . . . since it is the end of June are they coming soon ?
Posted By: vulcanski on Jun 27, 2013 02:50AM Category: Front Panel Designer
We received #4-40 and #6-32 studs and standoffs. We are currently in the process of preparing everything for a new Front Panel Designer update. Still two more days ;-)
You can already order it if you like and leave us notes about diameter and length.
Here is what will be available in addition to M3:
Stud #4-40 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Stud #6-32 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Standoff #4-40 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
Standoff #6-32 length: 1/4" 5/16" 3/8" 7/16" 1/2" 5/8" 3/4"
M2 is not planned at this time.
Thank you for your patience.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 27, 2013 03:28AMReply
I have been trying for 3 days to import dxf files defining 2 panels. Each file appears to have different, yet related, errors preventing the upload from completing, and no amount of editing changes the errors. Please help.
Posted By: DPutman on Jun 24, 2013 02:51PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I am sorry that you have difficulties with the import. Why don't you email me the dxf files and have me find the problem? Please send to my attention at email@example.com
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 25, 2013 01:52AMReply
I am having a very similar problem importing a dxf file. I continue to get "an error occurred. The DXF file could not be imported" messages.
May I send you my own problem dxf file?
Posted By: bhjazz on Jun 26, 2013 06:18AMReply
Of course Brian. Most of the time it is just a doubled line or a contour that is not closed. I am happy to check it out for you.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 26, 2013 11:09PMReply
I would like to use FPD for it's font support but I cannot figure out how to import my dwg. Yes, I can import the DXF as a free contour but the holes become contours. I'm not bothered that much by the difference in price but I am concerned that milling vs drilling will not produce the best possible part quality. Is there a way to convert .dwg or .dxf to .fpd so that circle entities become holes. Minus text engravings and the 4 oblong 1U mounting holes, my project is just 40+ holes ranging from 3mm to 3/8" so I think it should be drilled.
Posted By: ioplex on Jun 14, 2013 07:26PM Category: Front Panel Designer
We don't use drills. Everything gets milled with end mills. The result is the same, considering our tolerances of +/-.1mm
I am not sure if I understand what you mean by circle entities become holes. Feel free to send us your designs (both fpd and dxf) to firstname.lastname@example.org. We can have a look and convert your dwg/dxf into fpd in the most efficient way.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 17, 2013 09:32PMReply