My questions concerns macro objects.
I would like to create a temporary place holder or box around a macro object ( drill holes in this case) that represents the dimensions of the physical item that’s going to be bolted into the holes. I was thinking of using the cavity command (which I haven’t used yet) to do this. Of course I would want to delete this box before ordering. I guess I would use the ungroup command to do this since the box would be integral to the macro object.
My questions is, is their an easier way to create this placeholder or a more logical way to implement what I’m trying to do?.
Posted By: etch11 on May 01, 2014 11:44PM Category: Front Panel Designer
A better way to do this would be using an additional layer. A design layer that is not included in machining of the part. However, we haven't implemented such a layer yet.
In the meantime you can improvise with engravings or any other objects. Please keep in mind that everything you add to your panel will be machined and any placeholders need to be removed prior to ordering.
I am sorry for the inconvenience. Your input is highly appreciated and will help us to improve our software.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on May 15, 2014 01:41AMReply
newb here.. so please excuse me if this question has been answered somewhere else already. I did a search and it turned up nothing.
Does this software have a ruler?. A ruler that you can stretch from one point to another and see the relative distance.
Is adding and subtracting coordinates the only way to check your work?.
Posted By: etch11 on Apr 30, 2014 12:25AM Category: Front Panel Designer
There is no ruler in the current version. It is highly demanded and we will add it in the following updates.
Here is how I like to check distances:
- Place the origin on the reference location. To do so, click on the origin in the tool bar and choose one of the five snap options available in the snap tool bar. You can also use the number block of your keyboard to snap onto an edge of your front panel. 7 stands for top/left, 6 for center/right, 5 for center etc.
- Once you have the origin in the reference location click on the object you would like to know the distance to. You can read the distance (coordinates) in the object properties side window (activate in 'View')
I hope that helps until we will have a ruler available in Front Panel Designer.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on May 01, 2014 03:07AMReply
Posted By: etch11 on May 01, 2014 11:11PMReply
do the side and/or housing profiles come in different colors, in particular, medium bronze, thanks.
Posted By: MontanaWay on Apr 24, 2014 08:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Is there a way to add guidelines to a project?
Posted By: acidblue on Apr 17, 2014 02:03AM Category: Front Panel Designer
When adding a curved slot from the menu, I don't see a means to fill the slot with colors like other engravings. How is that accomplished and what is the default? Thanks!
Posted By: RFEngineer1 on Apr 09, 2014 11:40PM Category: Front Panel Designer