Knowledgebase - Known Issues

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The following issues might be encountered in the latest release.

Unable to Edit Face

We have received several reports of users not able to edit faces after reloading their designs. Currently we do not know why this only effects some. Please upgrade this was an issue before 5.3.28.

Quoting Non-Stock Material

While quoting non-stock material like 316 Stainless Steel, the pricing is not accurate. A warning will come up and let you know if a material is non-stock. Please contact our sale team at for accurate pricing.


If Protocase Designer does not launch make sure the App is inside the Applications folder.

Changes did not take affect

When placing a cutout or anything else, and the change just disappears, please check to see if your ERROR RESPONSE is set to ASK.

This can be found under Edit->Preferences->Editor Settings. With this set to ASK, see if the change comes up with an error response.

This is be fixed in an upcoming version.

Cutouts may shift when exported to DXF

There was an issue in limited cases where cutouts shifted when exported to DXF. This has been corrected as of Aug 2nd, 2019, but a small number of orders may have been affected. If you experience this issue, please contact your account manager.

5-sided enclosure welding

Designs using the 5-sided enclosure template do not include plug welding in the quote.

Won't launch on linux - Designer 4.9 sometimes wont launch on certain linux configurations

We have tested relatively vanilla builds of Ubuntu 18.04 and confirmed is working. Something about the user configuration causes unknown crashes however.

Default Ubuntu 18.04 Driver issue

There is an issue in JOGL that prevents the loading of Designer 4.7 on Ubuntu 18.04 with the default Nouveau graphics drivers. You may need to use the drivers supplied by your graphics card manufacturer to use Designer.

Issue when changing your home directory

In the latest version of Designer, there is an issue when changing your home directory to a root directory. (d:\, for example). This may cause Designer to freeze. Creating a directory off of the root and setting that to your home directory is the current workaround for that.

Running Designer on Linux with MESA

While running Designer on a Linux virtual machine with the latest version of MESA, we encountered a glXCreatePbuffer error. This is due to an issue in the graphics library used in Designer. Until this is resolved, we do not recommend running Designer with this combination of software.

Windows 10

There was an issue in Windows 10 Tablet Mode that would cause the Protocase Designer Menu Bar to be hidden.
This has been resolved in the latest Windows 10 automatic update.

Image Load Error for .JPG files

Some .JPG files do not import with the Java tools used for Protocase Designer.
If you receive an error message ("Unable to load image...") when attempting to place a .JPG file on a face, we recommend that you convert the .JPG to a bitmap format, such as .PNG.
If for any reason you cannot save the .JPG as a bitmap, one program that works very well for converting images is ImageMagick, which is free and runs with Unix, Mac OS X, iOS, and Windows.

Computer enclosure templates

The computer enclosure templates allow you to specify dimensions that are below the minimum sizes required to accommodate the cutouts or PEM layouts.

Computer enclosure welding

In the ATX and Mini-ITX templates, both the Has Seam Welds and Has Tack Welds options can be selected. If both are selected, Protocase will perform only the seam welds.

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