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  • Cavity within a cavity

    I need to create a rectangular cavity 40mm x 60mm that is 5mm deep in 10mm thick material. (That much is easy.) Now within that cavity, I would like to have another smaller rectangular cavity 20mm x 30mm that is an additional 3mm deep and also has edge machining (rounded edge 1.5mm radius) applied to it. This brings up some questions. How do I specify the smaller cavity depth in Front Panel Designer? Is it with respect to the top surface of the panel (in which case it should be 8mm) or is it with respect to the bottom of the larger cavity (in which case it should be 3mm)? Also, how do I know that the machining on the edge of the smaller cavity will be applied to the edge that is 5mm deep within the first cavity? In other words, how do I make sure the larger cavity is cut first, then the smaller one, then the edging on the smaller one? This same question applies to a similar situation with a through hole inside a cavity. Can I specify edge machining on a through hole sitting inside a cavity?

    Posted By: Vern_K on Oct 16, 2013 04:37AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Problem Importing .plt file

    I am trying to import a .plt file but when I click import it doesn't show anything in preview or afterwards on my panel. Is there something I am doing wrong?

    Posted By: aikenberry on Oct 08, 2013 05:12PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Grid Lines, Font Colors, Tools, Ect.

    Hello, I have a few questions please.

    1.When I create a new 19" 2U panel, it always lands on uneven grid lines. How can I get the grid lines to line up with the panel edges?

    2.When I create a new panel, is it best to manually enter 19" x 3.5" or let the auto config do it?

    3. Do you have some large bright examples of Bright White and Signal Gray? I'm having a hard time deciding which to use because I cant see the true detailed look. I don't want the letters too dim yet I don't want the panel to look like a bright black and white Oreo cookie either :)

    4.I'm choosing the Euro 5 lettering and the .02 engraving tool and on my screen,it looks like the engraving lines will show in the lettering. I want it to look solid with no lines, if I choose another font or tool, I loose the look i want. Is this the case for the actual finished results? Thanks so much!

    Posted By: Shadow on Sep 28, 2013 08:33PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Moving a Front panel once started

    I have a front panel I started and it ends up on pages 14,15,16 when i go to print.(Which is another issue, the FPD print dialog wont let me select which pages I want..http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/typo3conf/ext/chc_forum/pi1/templates/img/emoticons/rolleyes.gif.) But anyway, I could solve this if I could move the whole FP design along the left side of the grid, of course including all my holes and stuff. And up the upper left corner instead of the right side....any ideas?

    Posted By: richmix on Sep 22, 2013 06:23AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Macro Object

    This may be a stupid question but im trying to make a J1962 macro object. There is a small lip on the top of the connector. I am attempting to create two seperate rectangular cutouts and join them together to create the object. When I do this the two object group, however do not mould into one object. How do I go about joining two cutouts and mould them into one?

    Posted By: endaloughman on Sep 16, 2013 10:46AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Bug in Macro Sidebar

    Hi,

     

    When trying to insert a Macro object (K) the reference panel pops up and the cursor goes into cross hair mode, but when you click into the panel, a small error message window pops up which reads:

     

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    Front Panel Designer Error

     

    Please select the macro object you want to insert from the macro sidebar.

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    But there IS NO macro sidebar on the screen!

    The Macro Sidebar cant be toggled on/off either.

    The Macro Sidebar was broken using Version 4.14, and is now still broken using Version 4.31 of Front Panel Designer, MacOS-Intel.

    (Note: The "Messages" and the "Object Properties" screens work perfectly, and I'm using Mac OS X 10.5.8 (9L30))

     

    Please help soon, and

    Thank you very much!

    Posted By: joetee on Sep 15, 2013 02:23PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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