I don't directly order my front panels. When I installed the 4.0 version I no longer see a drop down list for shippers. Do I have to enter in some information to see this list? I use this to estimate what I need to do to get my pannels on time.
Posted By: Tim Easterling on Apr 21, 2010 03:57PM Category: Ordering
Hi all, does any one have a VGA connector template I can use.
Posted By: tom rivera on Apr 07, 2010 01:24AM Category: Front Panel Designer
I need to have a circular island in a cavity. That is, if I'm starting with 4mm material, I need to have a rectangular area milled down 2mm but have a circle in the middle still up to full height. Can I do this with a circle-in-rectangle cavity (depth of 2.0mm but inner depth of 0.0mm)?
If this won't work, is there a way to do this, other than carving out a bunch of cavities around the island which will end up only kind-of circular?
Posted By: Ted Marshall on Apr 02, 2010 07:49PM Category: Front Panel Designer
You describe exactly the function of the object 'circle in rectangle cavity'.
The rectangle will be milled as a pocket and will leave the circle in the center as island.
You also can have the center milled down to a lower depth (let's say in your example to a depth of 1mm). In this case you would need to place a second 1 mm deep circular cavity on top of the island. The depth of all cavities is always absolute to the material surface not to another cavity.
And if you don't want the circle centered to the rectangle you only need to wait until April 12. Our new version of Front Panel Designer will offer an offset for the island. You will be able to move it in X and Y within the cavity.
The new version 4.0 can be downloaded from our website next Monday, April 12. It will be available for Windows, Mac OS X and Linux.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Apr 03, 2010 06:22PMReply
This has happened before, I'll load up a project I'd been working on and the Object Properties window is gone. I can't get it back by selecting the menu item in the View menu. This is annoying because the only way to view an object's position, other than that window, is the "Move/Rotate" dialog. How do I get my Object Properties window back?
Posted By: Matt Watkins on Mar 29, 2010 08:38PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I think the object property window is still there but no longer visible on your screen.
You should get it back with the shortcut 'Crtl + O'. If this doesn't work you need to modify your screen resolution to get it back in the visible area.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and you are definitely right, this is very annoying.
Our new version FPD4 won't have this issue. Release is in two weeks on April 12.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 30, 2010 03:45AMReply
I have indeed relocated my PC temporarily to a workstation with a smaller monitor than my office one, so the property window is probably off-screen. Looking forward to version 4. (Just curious, will it include an 'enclosure wizard'?)
Posted By: Matt Watkins on Apr 05, 2010 11:46PMReply
Sorry, no enclosure wizard this time. Version 4.0 focuses on dxf imports of inner and outer contours.
Coming next will be the ability to choose material thicknesses up to 10mm and powder coating finish.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Apr 10, 2010 08:52PMReply
Any plans to release a version for the mac?
Posted By: Steven Glaze on Mar 20, 2010 08:41AM Category: Whishes
yes, the first Mac OS X version will be released on April 12, 2010.
We are excited to announce the release of the new version of our free design software Front Panel Designer on April 12. Front Panel Designer 4.0 will
- offer you even more design flexibility
- allow you to import dxf contours for inner and outer shapes
- reduce our standard lead time to 5 business days
- be compatible with Mac OS X.
In case you want to get it earlier:
We will be releasing the new software early at the IPC APEX Expo in Las Vegas. Come and visit us April 6-8 at booth 2435 for an exclusive sneak peek.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 20, 2010 07:11PMReply
I need to use an inner panel in my enclosure to hang a potentiometer and I am planning to use housing brackets to fix it to the enclosure.
What are the dimensions of the bracket?
Posted By: gianluca sperti on Feb 25, 2010 04:31PM Category: Front Panel Designer