How can i let FPD using US measurements as default
Posted By: Harry H. arends on Dec 13, 2017 04:29PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Open the program. Click on edit, settings, and change the grid settings to inches and change the units at the bottom to inches. Then click use default and close the program. Now open the program and the dialogue box will show inches when you create a new panel.
Posted By: Adrian on Dec 13, 2017 05:59PMReply
I am hoping to be able to print out multiple copies of an entire panel design on one sheet prior to ordering the final version, to test the fit and make sure I have the right measurements. In the past I have printed out one panel per sheet, but I would like instead to put 4 - 5 panels onto one sheet.
So far I haven't been able to copy & paste at one time everything from the panel. How can I do this? Thanks
Attached File: BAP.2.fpd
Posted By: Richard Wood on Nov 24, 2017 03:02PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I just spent hours and hours designing a panel and then realize there is no international shipping option available?
Posted By: Jan on Nov 10, 2017 12:49PM Category: Ordering
Email us at email@example.com with the error screen you are seeing. We do offer international shipping so not sure why you are given that option.
Posted By: Adrian on Nov 10, 2017 06:31PMReply
I had some panels made 5 years ago and the engraving (with white infill) looked coarse and too deep, but shallower and thinner text did not show up as well.
Can these people make a panel look silk screened? If not these people, who can make me panels about 2" x 5" inches with switch holes and legend beneath them?
Posted By: Bruce Carlson on Nov 03, 2017 08:14PM Category: Front Panel Designer
We starting offering UV printing several months ago in our designer software. If you want your graphics/engravings to be printed instead of engraved click on the 'insert print graphic' tool in the designer toolbar and import the graphic file (.jpg, .bmp, .pdf) you want printed onto your panel.
If you have any other questions or concerns email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer your questions.
Posted By: Adrian on Nov 03, 2017 11:54PMReply
I have a design for a thermal cold plate which has several PCBs mounted 0.05" above the plate. In the previous production the mounting was achieved by having 4-40 threaded blind holes concentric with 4.6 mm circular cavities of 0.73 mm depth. A 2 mm spacer in each cavity defined 1.27 mm mounting height.
I'd like to change mounting points to 4-40 studs with 5.08 mm depth offsets. That leaves 0.05" protruding part. My question is, what kind of variation can I expect on that height?
Posted By: Dmitry Teytelman on Oct 24, 2017 03:24AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Our machining tolerance is +/- .1mm / .004"
If you have any other questions let us know.
Posted By: Adrian on Oct 25, 2017 01:19AMReply
Thanks for your response! I do have a few more questions. If I machine a 0.73 mm deep cavity and set a 2 mm spacer in it, with +/-0.1 mm tolerance I get height above the plate of 1.27+/-0.1 mm.
With the standoffs, is there additional spread due to differences in standoff installation depth? If I take 4-40 standoff with 5/16" length and specify 6.67 mm depth offset, do I still get 1.27+/0.1 mm expected spread?
Finally, a slightly different question - is there a obvious better way of doing this that I am missing?
Posted By: Dmitry Teytelman on Oct 25, 2017 01:35AMReply