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  • Category Tree is Corrupt

    Hi, I thought I'd leverage the macro folders and add my own folder. When I did that I got an error that the "category tree is corrupt!". It did not add my folder.


    Subsequently, everytime I tried to add a new macro object the error comes up (I'm not even trying to create a new folder at this point). Yes, I did quit and restart the program and the error remains in this file.


    Further, when I tried to rename a macro object, the program crashed completely.


    Don't know if this has been reported, or if files can get corrupted, but I hope not because I've spent a lot of hours on this file. Please advise.





    Posted By: Mike Phillips on Dec 18, 2010 08:49AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • macros with changeable drillings

    I am using the "Sub-D 25 pole with changeable drillings" library macro, and wonder how I can change the mounting holes (or even find out what the present hole size/type is).

    Posted By: Peter Bennett on Dec 14, 2010 02:29AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Difference between cavity and blind hole

    I have a question, what is the difference between a circular cavity and a blind hole with a diameter of 1.25"? They seem to do the same but the cavity is much more expensive. When I want a 3mm cavity in a 4mm panel, is there a danger that when using a blind hole it may punch through instead of having a nice flat bottom?

    Posted By: Kim Beumer on Dec 08, 2010 06:56AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • printing

    So far I have had no problems with the design process but when

    I try to print my design my printer outputs a blank page. The

    print preview and everything looks right. No error messages or

    anything. Do you have any idea what I am doing wrong? HP computer

    with windows vista 64. HP 4280 printer which works perfectly

    with every other program. Thankfull for any help you can give.

    David Nelson

    Posted By: David Nelson on Dec 01, 2010 08:28PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • curved slot cavity

    Hi there,


    Any way to add a curved slot cavity? Or is this in the works for a future version of fpe?


    I'd also love to be able to do a curved slot in a rectangle cavity.



    Posted By: Thor Lewis on Nov 27, 2010 02:29AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 53mm Vs. 55mm????



    Im in the process of designing a 19" 2U front panel. My plan is to buy a Schroff 20860-605 and then just replace the front panel. I would use the front panel off the Schroff and get you guys to cut it, but i want a perspex front panel.


    Anyway this is the problem. When using your program, I open a new design, set the size to the 19" Front Panel and 2U height, then add system holes. Measuring the distance between the front panel holes centre-to-centre (the holes which attach the panel to the rest of the case, not the ones that actually hold it in a rack) it comes out as 55mm.

    However, when i look at the handle accessories (part 20860-257) for the Schroff case, it says the holes are 53mm apart. So should i change the distance on my design, or is it ok to keep it the preset distance?





    p.s Sorry i couldn't get links to the product pages, the Schroff website is all flash based, however if you go to their website and put those product numbers in the search they come up fine

    Posted By: Elliott Whyte on Nov 17, 2010 07:35PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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