Can someone help me figure out how to convert one of the attached DWG or DXF files into a cutout pattern for front panel designer?
I need to make a cutout that covers up all the LEDs around the b***ons.
The DWG file is located on this web page https://www.crystalfontz.com/product/cfa533tmikc-alphanumeric-lcd-display-16x2-i2c#datasheets
Attached File: CFA533_Family_HW_v1.1_2D_CAD.dxf
Posted By: James Morton on May 25, 2017 03:26AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so I can respond back with the .dxf of the cutouts? It is much easier to correspond vs the forum.
Posted By: Adrian on May 25, 2017 11:53PMReply
Hi, sorry if its my bad, but I can't seem to find any info on postage / shipping?
Anyway, do you guys post to Australia (Sydney)?
And if so, could you give me a ballpark figure on how much that might cost?
Posted By: Cam on May 18, 2017 01:54PM Category: Ordering
The only way you can get an estimated shipping cost is thru our software. And since every package is different the costs can very. I would recommend you design the panel you need manufactured by us and go thru the ordering program and enter in your shipping information. Then select the method you would like from the drop down menu and the system will give you the cost based on your designs. If you have any other questions let us know.
Posted By: Adrian on May 19, 2017 11:57PMReply
Hi again Cam.
Should have added that we do ship to Australia.
Posted By: Adrian on May 22, 2017 05:49PMReply
Can you UV print on Perspex? Is it durable enough to handle regular finger touch action over a long period, or would it need to be printed in reverse on the back side? Can Perspex be printed on both sides? Is the printing cost affected by number of colors?
Posted By: Tim Spencer on May 15, 2017 10:48PM Category: Production
We just received our front panel in the mail and the quality of the machining and digital printing is absolutely perfect. We're in the process of developing general cleaning instructions for our system and we are wondering if it is ok to quickly wipe the anodized/printed aluminum surface clean with a 70% Isopropyl Alcohol solution? I believe the anodizing would be fine, so I am more concerned about whether or not the printing could hold up to the alcohol. If not, can you please provide other cleaning suggestions?
Posted By: Jim Neumann on May 01, 2017 04:51PM Category: Production
The alcohol will not affect the print so you can go ahead and clean it.
Posted By: Adrian on May 04, 2017 01:18AMReply
Hello all. We need to correct the last response.
After further review and discussion we do not recommend cleaning your printed panels with alcohol except for very rare occasions. It should not be done as a daily workflow routine because long term contact could affect the longevity and quality of the print.
We apologize for any confusion.
Posted By: Adrian on May 04, 2017 05:43PMReply
Thank you for the clarification. Would recommend a mild soapy water, then?
For future projects, does Front Panel Express offer any sort of coatings to increase the robustness of the anodized+printed panels? Perhaps a clearcoat of sorts?
Posted By: Jim Neumann on May 04, 2017 06:29PMReply
Is there a way to put holes in the corners equidistant from the edges?
Posted By: David Clarke on Apr 27, 2017 04:46AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Depending on where your origin is all you have to do is to right click on the hole and select move. Then enter in the distance of x and y in the absolute portion of the pop up screen and the hole will be place equal distance on the x and y axis.
Posted By: Adrian on Apr 27, 2017 05:49PMReply
Does anyone have a universal on/off symbol they can share? I'm referring to the symbol that looks like a semi-circle with the gap at the top and a short vertical line bisecting that gap. I imagine the symbol would be maintained as a macro, but if anyone has it in any form suitable for use with FPD I'd certainly be grateful.
Posted By: Scott Leventhal on Apr 14, 2017 10:55PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Do you need it for powder coat or not?
Posted By: Andrew Mills on May 01, 2017 04:26PMReply
Do you want it engraved? If so, send us the one you want to use and we will convert it into an HPGL for you. If you want it printed on your panel just import a high quality (.jpg, .bmp, or .pdf) and we will print it on your panel.
Posted By: Adrian on May 02, 2017 01:38AMReply