I have ordered presently and in the past several panels with tapped holes in the 6-32, 8-32, and 10-32 range. I have noticed that I have consistently had to run my own tap through the holes to get the screws to go in without extra force. I specify the hole as the instructions say by selecting the screw size. Am I missing something? I have used both stainless steel and aluminum hardware.
Posted By: Robert on Aug 04, 2016 04:13PM Category: Front Panel Designer
If you would like increase the diameter opening of the thread so it isn't as tight click on the 'manual thread parameters' in the bottom of the properties window and increase the diameter by .1mm or .004"
This should give you enough tolerance so you can insert your screws.
Posted By: Adrian on Aug 09, 2016 08:43PMReply
Well, my argument to that solution is
1) Why does the program not select the proper drill size?
2) Why would the tap used not clean out the and the re-tap I used did?
Posted By: Robert on Aug 09, 2016 09:06PMReply
We use routers with threaded end mills so the tolerances are on the low end to prevent screw loosening over time and this doesn't seem to be a problem with the majority of our customers. We do not hand thread these and we use a plug thread go/no-go gauge to double check the threads as well. If you need more clarification let us know.
Posted By: Adrian on Aug 10, 2016 01:54AMReply
Hi, some one can tell me how I can create a macro objets of mini-USB and micro-USB connector?
Posted By: Wilmer on Jun 28, 2016 11:51PM Category: Front Panel Designer
We have instructions on 'how to create a macro' in our HELP page from the Front Panel Designer. Just click on Help in the Menu Bar of the Front Panel Designer then click on Help... again.
This will bring up the attached dialogue box. Enter 'macro object' in the search bar and the topics on macros will populate. Under 'creating macros' you will find instructions on how to create a macro.
Please don't hesitate to contact our customer service in case you need further assistance.
Attached File: macros.png
Posted By: Fabian on Jun 30, 2016 06:25PMReply
4.5.1 ordering program hangs on quit
Posted By: Josh on Jun 28, 2016 02:52AM Category: Ordering
We have not heard of this issue recently. Can you re-download and install the latest version of our Front Panel Designer from our homepage?
If the problem persists, please provide us with more information and we will try to resolve it.
We will need to know:
What operating system are you using? Which version of the operating system?
Do you get an error message?
What exactly happens? It just freezes?
Does it happen in the ordering program or the Front Panel Designer or both?
At what step during the ordering process?
I am confident we can make the Front Panel Designer work again on your system.
Posted By: Fabian on Jun 28, 2016 09:05PMReply
In FPD v4.5.1 for Mac OS X, it is no longer to click on the body text of pop-up menus in dialogs to trigger the menu. (E.g., the countersink pop-up menu in the insert hole dialog.) Instead, I must click on the arrow portion of the pop-up menu. This behavior is different than version 4.4 and makes 4.5.1 much more difficult to use.
(It looks like the type of user interface element changed from one in a rounded rect with a double arrow at the end to a combination text field with a b***on on the end. I've never seen one like it before.)
Can you please revert the control type in the next update?
Posted By: Bill Eccles on Jun 28, 2016 12:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for letting us know about your issue. The underlying framework (wxWidgets) we use for the Front Panel Designer has been updated and that has changed the behavior of the mentioned pop-up menu.
We are also not happy with how the pop-up menu works now on OS X and will look for a solution so it reverts to the old behavior in a future version.
Posted By: Fabian on Jun 28, 2016 09:03PMReply
Thanks for letting me know. Good luck in finding a better solution!
Posted By: Bill Eccles on Jun 28, 2016 09:04PMReply
Hello, how do I go about creating the cutting tool bump-outs for the inside corners of a DXF import shape? Do I need to draw the corner bump-outs manually in my drawing before import into FPE?
Attached File: FPE_import.png
Posted By: Greg on Jun 21, 2016 09:39PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting Front Panel Express with your inquiry.
You can either design your cutouts with the 'bump-out' zero corner radius corners in your CAD software and then import the cutouts as a free contour .dxf or you can use the 1mm drill hole tool and place the cutouts on the corners manually. Either way will work.
Please don't hesitate to contact our customer service directly if you have more questions.
Posted By: Fabian on Jun 23, 2016 02:19AMReply