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  • Construction Lines

    I'm used to using construction lines as a way of lining up things so that they are straight. Is there a way to place construction lines?


    If not, how do you set a hole or other object to exact coordinates?

    Posted By: Dave VanHorn on Jan 23, 2013 06:45PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • cleaning infill smudge

    I just received a panel that I'm pretty happy with but a few of the engraved letters have infill smudges. Is there a recommended solvent that can be used to clean this up without damaging the anodized finish?

    Posted By: David Moylan on Jan 18, 2013 05:02AM Category: Production

  • Beveled edge's



    I would like to make a front panel with rounded corners that has a 22degree bevel all the way around. is that possible? how do I calculate the cost of that??

    Posted By: Dave Meyers on Jan 17, 2013 02:25AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • U type cavity

    is it possible to have a rounded edge cavity... (not only 4 corners, but actual cavity walls)

    in other words, kind a "U" shape or half "O" type cavity,


    side views ( U is my cavity)

    _____ _____

    | U |



    top view ( ii is my cavity)


    | ii |

    | ii |

    | ii |







    Posted By: kam kam on Dec 29, 2012 08:57PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Using old User Macro Files

    When starting FPD, I get an error window indicating a problem with my user macros:


    "Macro object database error:Macro objects are not available (26: SQLITE_NOTADB[26]: file is encrypted or is not a database)"


    Under Edit->Settings->Interface->Macros:

    C:\Program Files (x86)\FrontDesign\ only)




    The last entry points to a directory where I store our custom macros. It contains 1 file:



    I suspect this is an old, and now unsupported format (a guess).


    If I click OK to the dialog, FPD starts normally, however, there are no User macros listed in the Macros objects sidebar.


    Is there a way to use my seemingly ancient, but coveted, macro file?





    Posted By: Chris Knudsen on Dec 14, 2012 03:04PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Panel Help


    I am designing a large panel which is compromised of 2 panels joined together in the middle. I have the entire left half done with all the cut outs done. Some are over the edge and must match perfectly with the other half. Is it possible to mirror the entire left panel to make the right half so it matches up perfectly with left half? Hope that makes sense.



    Posted By: Rob A on Nov 24, 2012 04:01PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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