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  • PEM Fasteners



    I am working on a design in FPD, and I would like to use PEM self-clinching fasteners. I noticed this was mentioned in one of your newsletters a couple of years ago.


    Do you have the capability to install captive panel screws and studs? If so, does the customer need to provide the fasteners, or can you order it for us?


    Thank you.

    Posted By: jmmckinnon on Feb 12, 2013 05:39PM Category: Production

  • Saving Macros

    How do I save a macro to a USB stick?

    Posted By: dbvanhorn on Feb 08, 2013 10:23PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Clearances

    Still getting my feet wet with this software..


    I need to mount a number of switches on a panel.

    The heads of the switches are much larger than the cutouts.

    It would be very easy for me to make a mistake and place them too close together.


    Is there a way to show an outline that would represent the max dims of the switch head and not have that actually be a part of the panel itself? Something like a "comment" layer?


    Posted By: dbvanhorn on Feb 08, 2013 06:06PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Windows7 crush

    Windows7 x64, Front Panel Designer 4.1.4 crash on start "The application was unable to start correctly (0xc0000005). Click OK to close the application"


    any suggestions?

    Posted By: Mariusz M on Jan 30, 2013 10:05AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Sloped enclosure?

    Can you fabricate a sloped enclosure, similar to the Hammond 1456 series? Imagine something maybe 8" wide, perhaps 1.5" at the front (toward the user) and a 10- or 15-degree slope up so the back is higher? I would like the top and back to be at a right angle, making the angle between the bottom and the back 80 or 75 degrees depending on slope. The Hammond boxes have the bottom-to-back angle at 90 degrees.


    The idea is to mount a PCB from the top (sloped) panel with connectors coming out the back. Using the Hammond box with the 80-degree angle between the top and back means that I need one PCB for user interface (on the top) and a second to support the connectors through the back.



    Posted By: Andy Peters on Jan 27, 2013 04:23AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 19" 1U Questions

    Hello I'm designing a 19" 1U rack enclosure. I'd like it 11" deep. I have the front and back designed. I found a template zip that I think is what I need. I can't seem to get the depth of the side/top and bottom panel correct. When I may them longer I can't get the screw holes to move with it. I'm not 100% I have the correct template. Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Posted By: Matt Sprigings on Jan 26, 2013 04:49PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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