1) install as root (sudo dpkg -i FrontDesign-US-5.1.1-i386.deb)
2) start from menu Graphics ...
3) create new panel (only icon are active, everything in menu does not do anything)
4) cannot save (save opend dialog, can browse directories, enter name, but does not save anything, no error is shown, everything looks ok, but file is not saved - even * is still after the file name indicating not saved)
5) cannot even exit (clicking x, crtl-q, all do nothing, have to kill from konsole)
Looks like very nice and usefull tool, but without saving is useless ...
Posted By: Robert on Aug 16, 2017 09:18AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Oki, I have found it can save designs on Kubuntu 12.04 (laptop) ... so the problem has to be some missing/broken gtk lib/config in Kubuntu 14.04
still curious, why there is no error in 14.04, will update later ...
Posted By: Robert on Aug 16, 2017 08:41PMReply
oki, found the problem ...
the package "kgtk-qt3-trinity" is causing this problem
after removal from 14.04.5 LTS the frontpaneldesigner works ok
[ sudo apt-get remove kgtk-qt3-trinity ]
hope this helps,
Posted By: Robert on Aug 20, 2017 04:32PMReply
I would like to design a panel that has a unique shape. I don't have any previous knowledge of CAD programs that support DXF type file formats, so I have been reading up on the topic. Do you recommend some simple CAD programs to help me begin to understand the process, and will allow me to design the exterior shape of a panel. Thank you for your support.
Posted By: Jon Beckett on Jul 19, 2017 08:21PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I am trying to add a print graphic to a panel, but the color of the graphic follows the color of the plate, which is not what I want.
I saved the file in white for a black panel, but when I insert it on the plate design, it turns black?
How can I change that color, thanks.
Posted By: Holger on Jul 18, 2017 03:16AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Square cutout question:
If I have a b***on that is 10x10mm.
What is the minimum cutout size I can make for it? Given that the minimum corner radius setting for a smooth square appears top be 0.5mm?
Posted By: Tom on Jul 10, 2017 05:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I have a couple of panel mounted (single 5/8 in hole) antenna connectors which I would like to be electrically connected to the aluminum panel.
Is it possible mask off anodizing at specific small areas on the rear of the panel?
Posted By: Anthony Gainsborough on Jul 09, 2017 08:54PM Category: Front Panel Designer
If you want conductivity I would suggest you choose our anodized/chromated material which is chromated on the backside. Or you can choose to have cavities machined in the areas you need the anodization removed on the backside with our natural anodized material.
Posted By: Adrian on Jul 12, 2017 12:09AMReply
I'm unable to get Front Panel Designer to start on Kubuntu 16.10 Front Panel Designer appears to be dependent on libpng12, which is a rather old version, so it fails to start. libpng16 is the current version. Anyone know a workaround? Can Front Panel Designer be recompiled so it will work with the current version of libpng?
Posted By: Stan Gammons on Jun 17, 2017 10:26PM Category: Front Panel Designer
A possible workaround would be to install libpng12.
For 'libpng12' ubuntu suggest to install
libpng12 from the 'xenial' repository which refers to (K)ubuntu 16.04
This link will help with explanation:
We will look for a better solution regarding libpng12 / libpng12 in the
Respond back to firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any other questions.
Posted By: Adrian on Jun 23, 2017 06:41PMReply
This is also true for Debian Stretch (stable). I think I can hack a workaround, but adding support for libpng>12 would be great!. I love your product/services by the way.
Posted By: Gene Hilton on Feb 02, 2018 04:25PMReply