Front Panel Designer category
I am trying to build a rack mount enclosure that is about 20 inches long and I am working on the front panel now. How do I make the side and back panels to fit without using a template because none of the templates fit the size that I need?
Posted By: Emily Gidcumb on Aug 30, 2010 08:44PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is possible to incorporate a logo in JPG format to the designs of my panels?
Posted By: Josep Lopez on Aug 22, 2010 11:35PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is indeed possible to add logos in Front Panel Designer, but they must be converted into vector-based files.
Here is a reasonable online tutorial for converting pixel based images to plt vector files that can be directly imported.
This document is a useful supplement if you intend to follow the directions above:
Of course, you are more than welcome to e-mail us your logo file, and we can let you know the associated costs of having us convert it for you.
Many thanks for your inquiry.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 23, 2010 08:56PMReply
would it be possible to add white to the color selection. i sure would appreciate it.
Posted By: Randy Humbert on Aug 13, 2010 04:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us concerning our materials.
Currently, there is no process available to make white anodized aluminum. We do, however, plan to offer powder coating in the near future. As white anodizing is currently impossible, it seems reasonable to expect that white will be one of the first choices available.
Also, depending on your needs, we may be able to recommend certain plastics that are also white. Feel free to give us a call to discuss these options.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 13, 2010 05:09PMReply
I guess this isn't a bug, but an annoyance. The edit boxes in some dialogs aren't wide enough.
I assume this would be in several places, but the one that "bugs" me most is in the "Move Selected Objects" dialog.
e.g. If I change the absolute X position to say 11.9500 inches, it's not too bad while still in the dialog (left-justified with the 4th decimal point half cut off); but if I reenter the dialog the X value appears as "1.9600" with the most significant digit completely cut off. You need to enter the edit box and scroll it over to see the most significant digit.
The edit boxes simply need to be a bit wider.
Posted By: Ed Heitzman on Jul 26, 2010 08:25PM Category: Front Panel Designer
When you click back into the dialog box to edit the X value, the number will move around according to where you click. If for instance in 11.9512", you click on the very right edge of the 2, then the leading 1 will get cut off. If, however, you click on the decimal point, you will lose the 2 at the end of the number.
For those of us (like me) used to clicking on the right edge of a given number to edit it, this will take some getting used to!
While we could widen the box, when you start working on huge panels in metric, the boxes would need to get super wide to sufficiently display all the entries.
We will be sure to work on this for the next revision of the software, thanks for letting us know!
I hope this helps.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Jul 27, 2010 05:53PMReply
(1) in the new version where are the macro objects (files) I create stored on my computer by default so I can find them and back them up?
(2) When you upgrade designer software from v4 to v4.01 does it erase the macro objects I previously created on the computer?
Posted By: Jeff Wilson on Jul 10, 2010 05:23PM Category: Front Panel Designer
The macro objects are in the FrontDesign directory in the folder called "Makros". The software will not erase your macro files. From 3.5 to 4.*, there is a procedure to import your old macros. From 4.0 to 4.1, they should import automatically.
Also, if you use the "View" drop down menu and click "Macro Objects" to bring up the right pane window, you can right click on either folder and click "Import old macro file..." to navigate to your previous macros and bring them into the new software.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Jul 12, 2010 08:33PMReply