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  • FDM Macro File Format - Willing to write a webapp to manage macro contributions

    Would you guys be willing to disclose the internal file format of the FDM file? If so, I propose building a small Java web app - database driven of course - that would permit uploading FDM files, merging and downloading FDM files against a database of user contributed Macros.

     

    I'd even settle for getting the FDM file format under Non-Disclosure Agreement - if you are willing to let me build the web application to handle contributions and merges. I have a large number of custom Macro's I've built for the tube audio community, and there is a need to manage these as the FPDesigner only has rudimentary support for managing the FDM file.

     

    Let me know! I'd love to do it.

     

    -- Jim Doyle

    Posted By: Jim Doyle on Nov 18, 2011 03:47AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Text in Cavity

    Essentially, I would like to "reverse engrave" some text. The effect would be like circle in rectangle cavity, except text instead of a circle. Ive tried to go about this a couple of ways...

     

    1 - Create a .png with outline style text contained in a border and convert to .plt/hplg. When imported, the text and border look alright, except I dont see a way to make any of it a cavity.

     

    2 - Around imported .plt, create multiple engravings to cover/surround the area around the text. Not entirely efficient.

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Posted By: Josh Arndt on Nov 17, 2011 04:20PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Importing object positions into FPD

    Hi

     

    I have a custom panel, which contains countersunk drill holes, drawn in a CAD program which can export to DXF.

    I can import the panel outline into FPD ok, using the "Free shape from DXF file" option when creating a new panel.

     

    Is there a way of importing the panels drill hole positions into FPD, to enable the easy postioning of FPD drill hole objects?

     

    Thanks

     

    Posted By: Pete Swadling on Nov 11, 2011 03:13AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 3rd party fonts

    Is it possible to import 3rd-party fonts into Front Design.

    I am often faced with re-creating a custom or classic typefaces and although your font selection and modification tools are very good for traditional, inudstrial and award fonts, it is difficult or impossible to match more stylized commercial fonts.

    I have tested many Autocad compatible (.shx) fonts in Front Design with limited success (using only single stroke character fonts), but have not attempted to manufacture a panel with them in case there was a compatibility issue.

    Posted By: Ken Hirsch on Oct 27, 2011 11:48PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • deleting old files

    Hello to all. How do you delete old files? I've tried everything I can think of. Any help will be greatly appreciated. :?

    Posted By: larry maynard on Oct 27, 2011 10:40PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Height and Width not matching on printouts dimensions

    Hello guys,

    first of all thanks for this wonderful product.

    I've bee trying to design my first front panel and I was very impressed with the professional look of the results,but I'm experiencing something I couldn't explain,and I hope you guys could help me out:

    If I print to Acrobat,creating a pdf file of the panel,I end up with a panel that is slightly smaller than the original one created in your software.

    The strange fact is that the difference in dimensions is affecting only the width and the height,but all the other elements,like holes and scales for knobs are printed with the correct dimensions.

    Any idea why this is happening?

    I'm using the version 4.11.

    Maybe I could send my source file to you guys,in order to check if I did something wrong.

     

    Thanks again

    Gio

    Posted By: Giovanni Calabro on Oct 24, 2011 03:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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