According to the "Design check" help topic: "Are the engraving objects positioned in such a way with respect to drilled holes, cutouts or cavities that the color in-fills cannot leak?"
What is the limitation vis-a-vis in-filled engraved lines vs cutouts to avoid leaking if the in-fill color?
Posted By: tlj3071 on Apr 07, 2014 07:10PM Category: Production
We recommend to leave at least a distance of 0.5mm (0.02") between the engraving object and any cutout or other engraving.
If in doubt just go ahead and design as you would like to have us manufacture it. We contact you prior to processing your order in case there is a problem with your design.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Apr 14, 2014 06:26PMReply
Is it possible to engrave the reverse side of a pannel?
I have some feed-trough connectors I would like to label: From X and To Y.
I can't really see why this would be a trouble, I think I would have to send 2 files, since the software doesn't seem to support it by itself but just wanted to make sure.
Posted By: CSLTech on Mar 28, 2014 03:27AM Category: Production
It is not a problem at all. Our developer version of Front Panel Designer already can handle this and we will release this function soon.
In the meantime please create a second file and have us combine it for you. There will be of course no charge for this. Please make sure you consider that you look at the back of the part when you create the second file. We will make sure everything gets mirrored accordingly.
Sorry for the inconvenience.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Apr 01, 2014 01:44AMReply
I would like to know if anybody has any example of the results of 0.2mm engraved text infilled. I have somme small print I have to infill and would like to know if the result will be OK if engraved at 0.2mm.
Posted By: CSLTech on Mar 26, 2014 03:34PM Category: Production
What font do you have in mind? In case you want to go with a single stroke font such as DIN17 you can go as small as 1.5mm (.06") in text height.
Fonts with several strokes (Helvetica Bold) won't turn out as detailed when so small. You shouldn't go smaller than 2mm (.08") with this font.
A good way to check how an engraving turns out is to print your design in 100% scale. The printed result is comparable to the machined look.
We also look at each design before it goes on the machine floor. We contact you if your design wouldn't turn out well.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Mar 27, 2014 01:07AMReply
I wish to have a panel done in such a way that I can illuminate the lettering from behind.
I was thinking that a painted piece of acrylic might work
Does anyone have experience with this type of thing? what products or process did you use?
Posted By: JamieMudry on Jan 24, 2014 05:07AM Category: Production
I'll second this. I'm interested in designing panels for a simulator cockpit. From what I've seen, they are able to illuminate the lettering by painting one side of a clear acrylic plate before milling so that light can pass through the milled portion.
I'd like to know if this can be done through frontpanelexpress.
Posted By: AurelTristen on Apr 06, 2014 07:42PMReply
We just got a couple of backlit samples from our acrylic supplier.
Would you like to be our "guinea pig"? I would like to see how it works in a cockpit. Please contact our customer service at (206)768-0602 to talk about the details.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Apr 07, 2014 06:02AMReply
I'm interested! I'll contact you folks some time this week. I haven't tried out your software yet, and still need to decide which panel to replicate.
Posted By: AurelTristen on Apr 08, 2014 02:28AMReply
Are there any DXf, DWG, or STEP files available for the housing profiles 1 and 2?
If so, is there a link to download?
Posted By: mytekcontrols on Jan 13, 2014 09:59PM Category: Production
There are dimensioned drawing for all profile types in our enclosure handbook.
However, we don't have any dxf or other CAD drawings available to download. I am sorry for the inconvenience.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jan 15, 2014 01:09AMReply
You can now find dxf files under tips and tricks on our website.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Jan 22, 2014 07:27PMReply
Thank you Diane :D
Posted By: mytekcontrols on Jan 24, 2014 12:00AMReply