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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com. 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
I need a panel for a Pelican 1400 case with a Pelican panel ring installed.
I assume this has been done many times, but a forum search on Pelican 1400 got not hits
Does anybody have the front panel outline with 10 ea 6-32 holes for fasteners
That they can share?
I also need library items for Neutrik panel mount jacks, BNC connectors, USB B panel mount jack, and switchcraft power jack.
Posted By: firstname.lastname@example.org on Jun 14, 2013 02:39AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Pelican offers drawings for their cases. Have you looked here?
We have a few connectors in FPD's library. You can always add your own. Most suppliers offer cutout specs for their components.
I hope that helps.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jun 25, 2013 02:13AMReply