Support Forum

  • Using old User Macro Files

    When starting FPD, I get an error window indicating a problem with my user macros:


    "Macro object database error:Macro objects are not available (26: SQLITE_NOTADB[26]: file is encrypted or is not a database)"


    Under Edit->Settings->Interface->Macros:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\FrontDesign\ only)




    The last entry points to a directory where I store our custom macros. It contains 1 file:



    I suspect this is an old, and now unsupported format (a guess).


    If I click OK to the dialog, FPD starts normally, however, there are no User macros listed in the Macros objects sidebar.


    Is there a way to use my seemingly ancient, but coveted, macro file?





    Posted By: Chris Knudsen on Dec 14, 2012 03:04PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Panel Help


    I am designing a large panel which is compromised of 2 panels joined together in the middle. I have the entire left half done with all the cut outs done. Some are over the edge and must match perfectly with the other half. Is it possible to mirror the entire left panel to make the right half so it matches up perfectly with left half? Hope that makes sense.



    Posted By: Rob A on Nov 24, 2012 04:01PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Vertical Holes

    I need to have a thick panel made with drilled and tapped holes coming in from the side and from the top and bottom.

    Also holes on the ends as well. FPD only shows holes on the front. How would I show holes on the ends?



    Posted By: Dan Santoni on Nov 09, 2012 03:06PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • User Manual PDF?

    I am looking for the read me or user manual for this program I downloaded through the HBT site. Is a manual available and I am overlooking it or is it online somewhere? TIA for any direction you folks have.


    Posted By: Robert Beckett on Oct 16, 2012 05:27PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Hole table import

    Would it be possible to add a feature where I can import a file in some format (for example, comma-separated value table) that contains X,Y coordinates for holes? Many panels I design require fairly a large number of holes and the possibility of making a mistake goes up when manually entering them.


    Ideally, I'd like to see the ability to read in a CSV table that has X,Y locations and hole attributes (diameter, threaded, countersunk) and the software will add these holes to the current design.

    Posted By: Jim George on Oct 15, 2012 06:48PM Category: Whishes

  • Shipping to Saudi Arabia

    Hi, I am a new user of front panel design and find it very usefull. I have few questions as follows:-


    1- I want to know if you ship the order to Saudi Arabia?

    2- I have designed two panels and i want to place a logo (TIF format) on the designed panels. Do i have to send you the logo file and mark the placement position of the logo on the design(s)



    Posted By: Uzair Ahmed on Sep 29, 2012 09:52AM Category: Ordering

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