Is there a case where I can just remove the top only? I don't want to removed any side profiles of front panels or corner brackets.
Posted By: GoPDemon on Oct 04, 2013 04:42PM Category: Whishes
Maybe define the "Side Panel" as the top? and use the Housing Profile 2.
Posted By: RSnyder on Nov 13, 2013 07:07PMReply
Great software! Thanks You!
I work with MacOSX
Your Insert free contour is a great feature , but I have problems getting dxf files from my other cad programs on MacOsx.
You support export of SVG and dxf so its great to connect to additional programs.
Could it be possible for You to add the ability to import "svg" files as well at the contour part not only dxf. This might be much easier than support eps files for Mac.
That would help me a lot to make more Macro Parts much faster with other Cad Programs. I use "TouchDraw" now.
Thank You again!
Posted By: Ohgo_Ohgo on May 04, 2013 07:18PM Category: Whishes
Thank you for your feedback. I am glad Front Panel Designer works well for you.
I forwarded your suggestion to our IT department. Thank you again for taking the time and helping us making Front Panel Designer better.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on May 07, 2013 06:28PMReply
It would be great if I could export a STL file for 3D printing. I prefer to test my panels before ordering.
Posted By: R_Phoenix on Feb 16, 2013 05:06PM Category: Whishes
Thank you for your suggestion. 3D printing is definitely a very nice method for testing.
Most users of Front Panel Designer only need a 2D print to check the panel size and cutouts. However, a 3D import would be a nice feature, which would also allow a 3D export. Let me discuss this with our IT people.
Thank you again for your feedback.
Posted By: DianeHaensel on Feb 17, 2013 09:59PMReply
I would also appreciate this very much.
Being able to export 3D files would allow us to virtually test the fit of your boxes into much larger systems. Currently we take the 2D files and manually create rough approximations in our 3D CAD software (Solidworks). An easy way to export exact 3D models would make the solutions you offer much more attractive for our applications.
Posted By: Thaddeus.Johnson on Feb 22, 2013 01:20AMReply
I too use Solidworks and would like this ability. But for now I do it the other way- build in Solidworks, create a dimensioned drawing, then rebuild in Front Panel.
This has given me another thing I'd like from your product. A Drawing. Documentation is vital, and so far I haven't found another way.
Posted By: RSnyder on Nov 13, 2013 06:44PMReply
Would it be possible to add a feature where I can import a file in some format (for example, comma-separated value table) that contains X,Y coordinates for holes? Many panels I design require fairly a large number of holes and the possibility of making a mistake goes up when manually entering them.
Ideally, I'd like to see the ability to read in a CSV table that has X,Y locations and hole attributes (diameter, threaded, countersunk) and the software will add these holes to the current design.
Posted By: Jim George on Oct 15, 2012 06:48PM Category: Whishes
Let me discuss this with our software developers.
However, have you tried the dxf import? Front Panel Designer offers two different dxf file imports. One for the shape of the panel (outer perimeter) and the other for objects placed on the panel.
The outer shape can be defined in the object properties of the front panel when you start a new project. The other is called "free contour" and can be found in the toolbar.
You can import complex hole patterns with "free contour" very easily.
I hope this helps in the meantime or might be even a better way to import your design in Front Panel Designer.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Oct 28, 2012 04:02PMReply
Noob here, just getting rolling. Are there any libraries of standard A/V connector templates? RCA-audio, RCA-Component, XLR, HDMI, etc.? Could not find them in the downloaded program as shipped.
Posted By: Mark Holland on Apr 12, 2012 12:42AM Category: Whishes
Thank you for downloading Front Panel Designer and checking it out. The standard library only goes so far with some common cutouts, including XLR connectors.
However, it is very easy to create your own library. Our tutorial, How to Create Macro Elements in Front Panel Designer shows how to create it in detail.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Apr 18, 2012 09:03PMReply