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  • Hole table import

    Would it be possible to add a feature where I can import a file in some format (for example, comma-separated value table) that contains X,Y coordinates for holes? Many panels I design require fairly a large number of holes and the possibility of making a mistake goes up when manually entering them.


    Ideally, I'd like to see the ability to read in a CSV table that has X,Y locations and hole attributes (diameter, threaded, countersunk) and the software will add these holes to the current design.

    Posted By: Jim George on Oct 15, 2012 06:48PM Category: Whishes

    Let me discuss this with our software developers.


    However, have you tried the dxf import? Front Panel Designer offers two different dxf file imports. One for the shape of the panel (outer perimeter) and the other for objects placed on the panel.


    The outer shape can be defined in the object properties of the front panel when you start a new project. The other is called "free contour" and can be found in the toolbar.


    You can import complex hole patterns with "free contour" very easily.


    I hope this helps in the meantime or might be even a better way to import your design in Front Panel Designer.


    Kind regards,


    Posted By: Diane Haensel on Oct 28, 2012 04:02PM


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