I have been designing front panels recently after a break of several months. Front Panel Express has been updated a few times since I last used it. I seem to recall that when I used its .svg export function, the text came out OK, but now all the characters seems to be drawn with too fat a pen. I checked I am using the same engraving tool size as before and even changing it to the 0.2mm one still gives illegible text. Anyone else noticed this or am I doing something wrong?
Posted By: Ian Bell on Jan 10, 2015 10:55PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I am to get a new machine and in need of moving FP Express.
I created many macros that need to be moved.
Posted By: Randy on Dec 01, 2014 04:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I am trying to insert a free countour (attached DXF), as a cavity. But FPD crashes every time, whatever the cutter I choice.
Please, what do I do wrong?
Attached File: boitier-base-2eme_outils.dxf
Posted By: Gerard Curie on Oct 23, 2014 06:08AM Category: Front Panel Designer
hab gerade die Version 4.4.0 installiert. Leider started FD nun nicht mehr. Fehlermeldung FrontDesign is damaged.
Neu installieren und Rechner erboten hat nichts gebracht. Was kann ich machen?
Posted By: Thomas Mayer on Sep 03, 2014 06:58PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I've got the same problem with an older MacBook and a iMac. The US version has got the same problem.
Posted By: Tom on Sep 04, 2014 01:20AMReply
We were able to reproduce the problem during the installation on MacOS here. The installation package is not damaged. The openening/installation is blocked by the security policies of Apple's "Gatekeeper".
In order to enable the installation the systems security settings have to be changed to allow installation from all sources. Please see the first screenshot on Apple's support page:
The option has to be set to "Anywhere". After installation and first launch of Front Panel Designer the option can be put back to the original setting.
Posted By: Tobias Tschirch on Sep 04, 2014 04:14PMReply
Danke! Läuft jetzt
Posted By: Thomas Mayer on Sep 04, 2014 04:24PMReply
Sorry, but this is NOT the solution. You can always install software from "anywhere" by using the "open" option of the context menu (right-click or CTRL-double-click). With 4.4 you can't do this (with 4.31 you could). On the Apple support page
"Damaged app. – The app has been altered by something other than the developer. This message will appear no matter the Gatekeeper option chosen."
Instead of telling people to deactivate gatekeeper for a short time you should fix the FrontDesign 4.4 package.
Posted By: Thomas Ludwig on Sep 07, 2014 01:18PMReply
Update: The "damaged app" message will only appear if you update from an older version. The problem is that the old local signature of the previous version is compared with the signature of the new version. Because they are different, gatekeeper flags the new version as "damaged".
The real solution would be to provide a valid signature.
Posted By: Thomas Ludwig on Sep 07, 2014 02:09PM
You are right saying that there is a problem with the signature of the package. This will be corrected with a bugfix version of Front Panel Designer which is going to be released in a few weeks.
Posted By: Tobias Tschirch on Sep 09, 2014 02:25PM
working fine here- fresh d/l of 4.4 on an imac running mavericks.
Posted By: duncan on Sep 07, 2014 01:33PMReply
Can you verify that the Anodized/Powdercoat panel option means anodized finish on rear of panel and powdercoat on front of panel.
Posted By: Kenny Bruce on Aug 07, 2014 12:36PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Hello Mr Bruce,
I suppose you mean the material option "Aluminium powdercoated/chromated". If you choose that material, the front and the sides of the panel will be powdercoated and the back will be chromated (i.e. conductive). Is that what you were looking for?
Posted By: Tobias Tschirch on Aug 07, 2014 02:05PMReply
Hi, I need a wall mount enclosure, with various cutouts on front, similar to an alarm control panel. Can you make this?
Posted By: Con Cunningham on Aug 05, 2014 04:52PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Hello Mr Cunningham,
We don't offer a standard system for wall mount enclosures, but with our side and corner profiles it is possible to design one. Please have look at our example enclosures:
One of the side panels (in the drawings they are called "Housing panel set A") could be adapted for wall mounting without much effort.
If you need further assistance, please send us an approximate drawing with what you intend to email@example.com. We will do our best to find a solution for you.
Posted By: Tobias Tschirch on Aug 07, 2014 01:54PMReply