Front Panel Designer category
This has happened before, I'll load up a project I'd been working on and the Object Properties window is gone. I can't get it back by selecting the menu item in the View menu. This is annoying because the only way to view an object's position, other than that window, is the "Move/Rotate" dialog. How do I get my Object Properties window back?
Posted By: Matt Watkins on Mar 29, 2010 08:38PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I think the object property window is still there but no longer visible on your screen.
You should get it back with the shortcut 'Crtl + O'. If this doesn't work you need to modify your screen resolution to get it back in the visible area.
We are sorry for the inconvenience and you are definitely right, this is very annoying.
Our new version FPD4 won't have this issue. Release is in two weeks on April 12.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 30, 2010 03:45AMReply
I have indeed relocated my PC temporarily to a workstation with a smaller monitor than my office one, so the property window is probably off-screen. Looking forward to version 4. (Just curious, will it include an 'enclosure wizard'?)
Posted By: Matt Watkins on Apr 05, 2010 11:46PMReply
Sorry, no enclosure wizard this time. Version 4.0 focuses on dxf imports of inner and outer contours.
Coming next will be the ability to choose material thicknesses up to 10mm and powder coating finish.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Apr 10, 2010 08:52PMReply
I need to use an inner panel in my enclosure to hang a potentiometer and I am planning to use housing brackets to fix it to the enclosure.
What are the dimensions of the bracket?
Posted By: gianluca sperti on Feb 25, 2010 04:31PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I'm building an enclosure using the side profile 1 assemblies. I need a bit more information so I can determine the height of my circuit board within the enclosure. What are the dimensions C, D, E, and F in the drawing below? I cannot find this information in the enclosure manual. Thank you.
Posted By: Glen Akins on Feb 21, 2010 06:33PM Category: Front Panel Designer
The dimension you are looking for are listed below
C = 4mm
D = 1.5mm
E = 1.5mm
F = 7mm
Posted By: Leland Savage on Feb 22, 2010 09:22PMReply
Thanks! That's exactly what I needed to know.
Posted By: Glen Akins on Feb 22, 2010 10:36PMReply
Perfect! I was looking for this info as well. Might help to update the enclosure manual.
Posted By: Matt Watkins on Aug 28, 2010 12:30AMReply
I'm building a project for which I will use two HiFi 2000 enclosures.
The GX388 and the GX283.
Do you have any templates for the front and rear panels please?
Posted By: Andy Michael on Jan 24, 2010 12:24PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Unfortunately we do not have templates for the HiFi 2000 enclosures. If you could possibly provide a DXF or DWG we could assist you in designing the enclosure.
Posted By: Leland Savage on Jan 25, 2010 11:00PMReply
I have the files.
Can you give me an email address to send them to please.
Posted By: Andy Michael on Jan 27, 2010 09:47PMReply
Please email the files to email@example.com
Posted By: Leland Savage on Jan 29, 2010 02:15AMReply
Can you provide me the files for the GX283 front panel?
Posted By: Gary Wood on Dec 06, 2010 05:11AMReply
Thank you for contacting us regarding these files. Oddly enough, Andy Michael ended up being a customer from the UK, and the files submitted for ordering and manufacturing went to our sister company in Berlin.
I went ahead and E-mailed Andy to determine whether or not he will release the files for your use. Please stand by.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Dec 06, 2010 08:23PMReply
Hello again Gary,
Andy has given us permission to distribute the files. I am attempting to obtain them from him via e-mail. If I cannot, we will need to wait for our sister company in Berlin to forward along the files.
Many thanks for your continued patience.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Dec 06, 2010 08:50PMReply
I am receiving the following error when trying to create a new Macro object.
Can you provide any suggestions as to what I may be doing wrong?
Posted By: Landon Solomon on Dec 31, 2009 03:40PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I would like to check your fpd file. Can you please email it to us (firstname.lastname@example.org) and let me know which objects you were trying to group as a macro?
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Jan 05, 2010 01:17AMReply
So I went to use FPD this morning and I can not use the copy or cut command without an access violation message popping up in German.
I have rebooted, removed, rebooted again, reinstalled, and I still can not get the FPD program to behave.
Does anyone know how to fix this problem?
Posted By: Nick Podolak on Dec 30, 2009 04:18PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I am sorry for the inconvenience you have encountered with FPD.
Our IT people are already informed and I will let you know as soon as I hear back.
Could you please give me details about your operating system and the access violation (Zugriffsverletzung)?
Again, we apologize for this problem.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Dec 30, 2009 08:42PMReply
I have a Mac, so I am running FPD in a Windows XP virtual machine using VMWare Fusion. The OS is up to date.
Sometimes I get the Zugriffsverletzung access violation and sometimes I get the Ausgewahlter error message that loosely translates to "you selected the wrong printer".
Having gone back into the program on this PC I have realized that I can not place a new object either, I can select the tool but when i click to place nothing happens. Previously I was just trying to modify an existing drawing and hadn't noticed.
Posted By: Nick Podolak on Dec 30, 2009 10:32PMReply
It has something to do with the printer. When you copy something, you automatically generate a wmf file on the clipboard. This wmf file uses some printer settings. Since you probably don't have a printer installed on your virtual machine, it won't let you copy.
The next version of Front Panel Designer will have a better solution for that. In the meantime we suggest to install just any standard printer on your system. Copy and paste should work then.
Thank you for pointing that out. And again, we are sorry for the inconvenience.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Jan 05, 2010 01:28AMReply
I changed my default printer to a different unit and the copy paste functionality has returned.
Posted By: Nick Podolak on Jan 06, 2010 04:49PMReply