Front Panel Designer category
I installed using the 64bit .deb package with no errors.
When i click the icon in start menu it dosen't start.
I don't get any error messages or an hour glass, just nothing.
Posted By: acidblue on Mar 08, 2013 03:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer
I informed our IT people. They might have some more questions to reproduce the issue. I will let you know.
I am sorry for the inconvenience. I hope we can get this resolved for you quickly.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Mar 08, 2013 08:56PMReply
Tried starting form termial, but kept getting "command not found"
Not sure what I should be typing into the terminal>
FrontPanelDesigner, frontpanel and a few others I tried.
All gave the above error.
Posted By: acidblue on Mar 08, 2013 11:30PMReply
Ok I tried frontdesign in a terminal and got this error:
frontdesign: error while loading shared libraries: libjpeg.so.62: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
So I installed libjpeg62,(I think thats what it was called), and now it starts.
I'll kick the tires and post back if any more problems occur.
Posted By: acidblue on Mar 10, 2013 06:51AMReply
Thank you for your patience with Front Panel Designer. I am glad you got it to work.
And thanks for the details, much appreciated by out IT people.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Mar 11, 2013 05:58PMReply
Hello, I have all of my front panel cutouts drawn in a cad program and would like to import them directly in Front Panel Designer 4.14 for MacOS (instead of re-drawing them in FPD), but I'm confused as to which cutting tool to select in the Free Contour Properties window. I would think I should select a cutter tool that is at least as thick as my panel (3.0mm) since I want cutouts and not cavities, but when I do that many of the cutouts disappear. If I select a smaller cutting tool then all of the cutouts show up. Which is correct? Thanks.
Posted By: Gregory on Mar 08, 2013 02:46AM Category: Front Panel Designer
The bigger the tool the better. This will reflect in pricing since a bigger tool requires less milling time.
However, some of your imported objects may not allow a 3mm tool diameter and therefore won't be milled (and not shown in the Designer.) Examples are smaller drill holes or cutouts with small corner radii.
The whole import can become expensive when you choose the smallest tool diameter with 1mm. I recommend to do two or more imports, one for each appropriate tool.
Don't worry about the material thickness for tool selection. Just go by geometry.
I hope that helps. You can also email (firstname.lastname@example.org) us your fpd file and have us optimize it for you.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Mar 08, 2013 08:45PMReply
Posted By: Gregory on Mar 15, 2013 08:25PMReply
I am new to this and was going to ask how to revise an existing design to remove holes. After posting, I figured it out. So I am deleting my question, but apparently the post can't be removed. Sorry.
Posted By: F.W.Bray on Feb 23, 2013 11:30PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Why is the DXF exported file in inches when it was drawn in millimeters?
A Panel I laid out is 80mmx107mm, when exported to DXF it is 80in x 107in
Posted By: R_Phoenix on Feb 16, 2013 05:10PM Category: Front Panel Designer
How do I save a macro to a USB stick?
Posted By: dbvanhorn on Feb 08, 2013 10:23PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Oops, this post hid in my inbox. I am sorry for the late response.
Honestly, I can't find the file myself. It used to be saved in the installation folder. Let me check with our IT people.
However, there is currently no direct way to save it on a flash drive.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Feb 17, 2013 10:54PMReply
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
I been asking for this for at least 2 years.
Posted By: chriskner on Feb 08, 2013 06:58PMReply
I thought about using an engraving object, but then I'd have to remember to ungroup everything and delete those before ordering, which would be risky, and I'm not sure if you can actually ungroup like that.
Posted By: dbvanhorn on Feb 08, 2013 10:31PMReply
You can work with engraving objects and only group those together. You can also use an hpgl import as additional "layer." The latter is easy to delete.
I admit that this is inconvenient and a rather painful workaround. We will try to get this taken care of without another wait of two years.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Feb 08, 2013 10:52PMReply