Looks like people have asked for this in the past, but a way to specify holes types and X,Y coordinates would be awesome. I agree you can import holes via the DXF command, but you can't assign threads or countersinks to them. Having to manually specify hole x,y especially with non symmetric parts gets very tedious.
Posted By: Nick Anderson on Mar 15, 2018 01:26AM Category: Whishes
Thank you for the suggestion. This has been mentioned before so we hope one day to have this feature in a future version of our software.
Posted By: Adrian on Mar 15, 2018 11:56PMReply
the download wont install and comes up with an error saying cant find dynapdp.dll
Posted By: Bob Miller on Mar 12, 2018 12:24AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Can you please send us a little more information:
1) Is this your first time downloading the software or are you updating?
2) What operating system are you downloading for?
Posted By: Front Panel Express on Mar 12, 2018 07:32PMReply
Update to this:
The dynapdf.dll has to be in the in the same folder as the frontdesign.exe file. If installed it properly this happens automatically. There could have been a mistake/issue though. It will most likely solve the issue if you uninstall and then reinstalls the Front Panel Designer.
Posted By: Front Panel Express on Mar 13, 2018 05:14PMReply
I have 4 screw holes, I need them spaced 95.02 mm by 42 mmapart. After three hours of futzing with this inane interface, I still cannot achieve that. How is it done?
Posted By: Scott Hamilton on Mar 11, 2018 02:18AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Click on set origin in toolbar, then click on enter coordinates based on snap point and hoover over the hole you want to use as the reference and click the center. A blue circle with cross hair will be in the center of that circle. Now, right click the hole you want to be spaced apart and select move. Enter in your absolute X,Y and the hole will move to the location you specify. Repeat process until you have your alignments where you need them.
Posted By: Adrian on Mar 12, 2018 04:29PMReply
I imported a dxf outline for my panel, but it does not let me choose a cutting tool. As a result, some of the smaller outline features (2mm slits) are lost. Is there a way to change the outline cut tool diameter?
Posted By: Kyle on Mar 05, 2018 12:39AM Category: Front Panel Designer
I have never used a website that was so difficult to order from. I have existing files I purchased previously and I cannot figure out how to buy them again! Shopping cart is MIA!
Posted By: Elmer Fudd on Feb 13, 2018 02:41PM Category: Ordering
You order from the actual design files you are ready have. Open one of the files and click on ORDER in the menu bar. Add the files to your shopping cart and you enter in all the information asked for in the ordering tabs.
Posted By: Adrian on Feb 13, 2018 05:12PMReply
I am able to place a custom library on our server and everyone now has access to drag macro objects from there. The problem I am having is that I am the only person that can add additional macro objects to the library. I am pretty certain this isn't a Windows permission issue, it looks to be a FPD issue. Is there any way to allow other users to create macros in the custom library?
Posted By: Bob Mueller on Feb 08, 2018 09:37PM Category: Front Panel Designer
when adding a macro file to the loaded macro files in FPD, you are asked whether to open it in read-only mode. If you do so, you're not able to create macros in the custom library (see attached screenshot)
In order to change this, you have to remove the custom library from the list, and re-add the file without read-only. (Edit -> Settings -> Interface Tab -> Macro Files ...)
But note: We haven't tested what happens if 2 or more uses access the same custom library at the same time and create new macros in it. I'd suggest that you test this before you take full advantage of it.
Regarding your windows permissions, you have to make sure that you have write access to the macro file itself of course.
Attached File: fpdmacro.png
Posted By: Sven on Feb 09, 2018 09:07PMReply
Thank you, That fixed our problem. I posted instructions for people to add the library but did not have instructions for the read only mode window that opens.
Following your cautionary note I have backed up the file and will continue on a regular basis in case we break the file. We will also test next week to see if any issue arises.
Posted By: Bob Mueller on Feb 09, 2018 10:43PMReply