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    Is there a way to transfer a Autocad DXF file over to Front Panel FPD

    Attached File: Misc_Placards-ETI-G36-302.dxf

    Posted By: JB on Apr 14, 2015 03:44PM Category: Front Panel Designer

    Yes you can import dxf files into Front Panel Designer. Here is a tutorial how to do it

    The tutorial shows the import of a single object but you can also import a group of objects. I have done this for your file. Here is what I did:
    - I deleted everything that is not meant to be milled (dimensions, drawing notes, etc)
    - I deleted the lettering (will be added later as hpgl import or in your case easily with FPD font)
    - I moved the lower left corner of the part to position x=0 and y=0
    - I deleted the perimeter lines
    - I started a new project in FPD and set the part size to 5.8" x 9.8"
    - I imported the dxf and chose "origin of dxf file" as reference
    - I placed the dxf import at x=0 and y=0
    - I eyeballed your lettering (can also be imported as hpgl)

    This took me about 10 minutes. Attached is your fpd file for $51.00.

    I hope this gives you an idea. Keep in mind that you only want to import what will be actually machined. Tapped holes and countersunk holes have to be adjusted in FPD since the import is limited to 2D.

    Attached File: Misc_Placards-ETI-G36-302.fpd

    Posted By: Diane Haensel on Apr 14, 2015 09:49PM


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