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  • Cavity

    If I create a circle cavity, what color will it be in the middle?? Can I specify a color to fill the cavity??

    Posted By: Jarred matyka on Jun 23, 2011 06:08AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Cavity Example


    I'm entirely new to FPE and had a tiny question. Could you please give me an example of a cavity?A pic would be nice.


    I have an LCD(50*40)mm which I need to put in a FP. The only way to hold the LCD in place is to create a cavity on the reverse side of the FP. This allows it to stay in place. I still have to support it from the reverse side, but I can take care of that.


    Will a cavity do such a thing?

    Posted By: Gerry S on Jun 18, 2011 08:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Can you tap heatsinks?

    I have some extruded heatsinks, to which I would like to screw-mount some transistors. Is your equipment capable of tapping one of these?


    Posted By: Douglas Krause on May 19, 2011 02:02PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Registration marks on customer supplied panel

    For a customer supplied panel, what is the preferred method of including some sort of registration mark on the designed panel to aid in checking the layout?


    For example, I have a panel that already has screw holes. I'd like to include these in the panel layout so that when the page is printed I can use that to align the printout with the panel to make sure things are lining up. But this is not a set of holes to be drilled when the panel is fab'd by you.

    Posted By: Ron Wagner on May 14, 2011 01:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Resizing panel after designed

    I have a panel layout that I have finished. but realized it is not the correct size. I want to keep the designed exactly as it is on the panel. just extend each side slightly. every time i re size the panel it just adds the added length to one side of the panel. is there a way to center justify it keeping the layout centered??

    Posted By: Dave Meyers on Apr 27, 2011 04:07AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Bugs in Mac FPD

    Just wanted to pass along a few bugs that exist in the mac version of the FPD software. This is regarding version 4.11, the intel version, and I'm running it on a 2007 macbook running os x 10.6.7.


    The mouse scroll wheel behavior is settable via the edit>settings>interface menu, but the setting does not stick outside of the current session as it should. Currently I need to reset this setting to my preferred setting - scroll wheel scrolling the file rather than zooming it - every time I run the software. There should be a way to make a users choice of this setting a default setting.


    Changing the fill color in hpgl engravings doesn't change them - they always revert to whatever they were originally. I have to reopen the file in a windows based version of FPD to change it and have the change stick.



    Ordering - currently there is no way to order more than one panel design in a single order. Although there are slots for this in the order window, there is no way (that I've found) of adding other panels.


    Hopefully these can get passed on to whoever can fix these bugs - thanks!

    Posted By: Stephen Drake on Apr 14, 2011 02:03AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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