Hi, is there a way to import a pdf or dwg file (or other vector format) into Front Panel Designer? Thanks!
Posted By: Dan on Mar 04, 2016 06:40PM Category: Front Panel Designer
You can import dxf or svg files with the "free contour" tool. You can also import plt files for complex engravings with the "HPGL engraving" tool.
We have a couple of tutorials on YouTube.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 07, 2016 05:52PMReply
Are you ever going to have a 3d import for your program. Most people that are designing panels or enclosures are designing with Solidworks or some other 3d software. Do you plan to add 3d import to your software?
Posted By: Steve on Mar 03, 2016 04:30PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Upgraded to v4.50 on a Mac. Now manually setting the origin coordinates does not work. Also, snapping origin to an object reference point no longer works. Downgraded to v4.42 to restore usability.
Posted By: Jeff Bakken on Mar 02, 2016 07:03AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for your feedback. The Mac version is still giving us some issues and we are currently working on the bug fix release.
We are sorry you had to downgrade. Please give it another shot when the release v4.51 next week.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 02, 2016 01:48PMReply
I've noticed that reference points are not exported any more since version 4.5 update...
Is it possible to set it up somehow?
Posted By: Gábor on Feb 29, 2016 08:40AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Did I miss a checkbox somehwere in the settings menu?
Posted By: Gábor on Feb 29, 2016 01:56PMReply
Sorry, it's not possible with the current version. However, we will reactivate it in our next bug-fix release.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 01, 2016 02:30PMReply
...or do you know a place where I an get an older version?
Posted By: Gábor on Mar 01, 2016 04:26PMReply
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Out customer service can email you the previous version.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 01, 2016 05:11PM
Thank you very much!
Do you have information about around when is the next version will be available?
Posted By: Gábor on Mar 01, 2016 04:25PMReply
Most likely next week. There are still some issues with the Mac version.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 01, 2016 05:12PMReply
Oh, thank you very much, next week is more than perfect!
Posted By: Gábor Kakuk on Mar 01, 2016 05:22PMReply
I want to place text on a panel that is in front of eliminated plexi. The text in the panel should therefore be completely milled, not just engraved. How do I set this in the front panel designer?
Posted By: Stijn on Feb 27, 2016 02:17PM Category: Front Panel Designer
There is no option in Front Panel Designer for text all the way milled through the panel.
However, one alternative is using the import of a dxf file representing the test and use the "Free Contour" tool in Front Panel Designer. The other option is to design the engraving as needed with the "Text" tool and leave us a note to mill the letters through. This will result into a small additional charge for the modification.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Mar 01, 2016 05:05PMReply