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  • Anodizing and Engraving Filling Sequence

    When in the process is the anodizing done? If it's done prior to cutting, milling and drilling, then the edges will be raw. If it's done afterwards, then the edges will also be anodized.

     

    What about the filling of the engravings?

     

    BTW, I am planning black anodized, with white fillings.

     

    Thank you...

     

     

     

    Keith

    Posted By: Keith Mycek on Feb 21, 2011 08:35PM Category: Production

  • EPS file import

    For those of us using the Mac OS X platform, it seems that generating an HPGL file is quite tricky. It would be great if FPD could import vector EPS files or some sort of PostScript-based file. This would open up many design possibilities for Adobe users.

     

    Any other Mac/Illustrator users out there?

    Posted By: Seth Alder on Feb 10, 2011 12:07AM Category: Whishes

  • A rabbit cut around the outside edge of panel

    I am new to your tool and cannot figure out how to add a rabbit cut around the outside edge of the panel. This is needed to allow the front panel to slide into a slot on the rack assembly. The rabbit is about 1.27mm deep and 1.27mm wide.

    Posted By: Larry Grandstaff on Feb 04, 2011 08:54PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • A rabbit cut around the outside edge of panel

    I am new to your tool and cannot figure out how to add a rabbit cut around the outside edge of the panel. This is needed to allow the front panel to slide into a slot on the rack assembly. The rabbit is about 1.27mm deep and 1.27mm wide.

    Posted By: Larry Grandstaff on Feb 04, 2011 07:55PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Feature Request - Reference Layer

    Hi all,

     

    I'm constantly moving panel features around in order to ensure that there are no part collisions.

     

    It would be really helpful to have a non-mechanical reference layer to use as design guides when placing panel components. In PCB-land, these are many times called a 'keepout' layers, or 'keepout tracks'.

     

    Such a layer would be extremely useful when placing parts from my now extensive macro library. Each part in the library could include reference features to indicate minimum spacing or other placement requirements.

     

    As it stands now, I temporarily add engraving features like display bezels and connector flanges only to delete them later before machining.

     

    Also, I have the desire to leave notes in design files for changes that I would like to make to the _next_ version.

     

    So in a nutshell: Be able to place or specify features that are not to be included in machining, but are included and saved in the design file and macro parts.

     

    Thanks...

    Posted By: Chris Knudsen on Jan 24, 2011 11:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Cntrl + / - & wishes

    I have a long list of wishes but here are a few.

     

    I have to switch between AutoCAD and FPD and keeping the hotkeys straight is mind numbing! my first wish is to add Control + and - for zoom in and out functions. would make life a lot easier.

     

    being able to design in AutoCAD and import into FPD is major. that would save many many hours!

     

    a Bigger stock symbol libray is a must. even just some basics like fuseholders, IEC connectors, duplex outlets, vent hole patterns, etc.

     

    The ability to array objects. select an object, and tell FPD how far apart to space them etc.

    Posted By: Dave Meyers on Jan 09, 2011 04:10PM Category: Whishes

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