Importing object positions into FPD
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?
Posted By: Pete Swadling on Nov 11, 2011 03:13AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding Front Panel Designer.
Your question actually highlights a very important distinction between our software and DXF's.
In most DXF files, countersunk holes are represented by two concentric circles and usually accompanied by a note describing the hole in better detail.
In our software, all the aspects of the countersunk hole are precisely defined either by a drop down menu or by your custom specifications. Pulling this information out of a DXF is often impossible or at least very impractical.
What I would recommend is to get more familiar with our software, especially by using our tutorials:
With a little practice, using our software ends up being quite a bit quicker than most CAD packages.
If this is not of interest, we can also convert your DXF into our software for you for a nominal service fee due when you order your panel.
If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to let us know.
Customer Service Manager
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Nov 11, 2011 06:38PMReply