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  • Blind side holes and tapping

    Is it possible for you to drill holes into a cut edge? For example, if I wanted some holes drilled into the edge of a panel, could you do that?


    It would be really useful for assembly.... Particularly if you could tap them as well.





    Posted By: Chris M on Aug 16, 2011 05:44AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Slot with rounded end

    I need to produce a slot that is open at the edge of a panel, has a specific length and ends in a rounded end with a radius the same as twice the width of the slot. It's as if the slot was cut using an endmill with the same diameter as the width of the slot. Is a hole on top of the end of the slot the best solution?

    Posted By: Carey Fisher on Aug 12, 2011 03:16PM Category: Whishes

  • Can't open PDF within order confirmation?

    A few customers have been troubled by the fact that the pdf attachments within the order confirmation cannot be opened. Instead of the usual attachment "Order_12345.pdf" a long series of characters would be visible within the email "order_12345.pdf: 00000001,51d90c4d,00000000,00000000"


    What is the actual problem here?

    It is the email client/progam that is being used to open this email.


    What can I do to solve this problem?

    Update your email client to the newest version. Or try an alternative email client.

    Posted By: P Neumann on Jul 14, 2011 08:38PM Category: Ordering

  • Hole diameter text toggle.

    I'd like to be able to read the diameter next to each hole, and toggle the view of diameter text on/off.

    It would improve accuracy if there was a "View" toggle switch that would allow us to read the diameter of each hole in text displayed adjacent. Great for making sure that all of the holes are what we thought they were.


    Under "View:" there exists (V4.11) an

    "Outline mode" and a "Show refrence points" display function. This is where you would add the "Show dimensions" display layer toggle switch.


    Perhaps (for now) to make this an easier to write software feature you'd only display the dimensions of thru-holes - because that is what we usually have the most inserted of, and most need of seeing.

    Display text of every X,Y, and Z dimensions can come later. 8*D


    I'd be VERY nice to have the diameter text show up in the print-outs for checking and approval too.


    Thank you very much,


    Posted By: Joe Torre on Jul 04, 2011 04:48PM Category: Whishes

  • Small bug in Windows FPD

    (Note: FPD Version 4.11)


    The minor bug is that the filenames extension does not change to SVG, (from DXF) when naming a file to be exported.

    Found under: File> Export> "Save as type" SVG.

    It writes the file with *.dxf extension either way.

    Saving an "SVG files (*.svg)" can overwrite an existing *.DXF file (after warning) since the extension does not change.


    Thank you very much!


    Posted By: Joe Torre on Jul 04, 2011 04:12PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Cavity

    If I create a circle cavity, what color will it be in the middle?? Can I specify a color to fill the cavity??

    Posted By: Jarred matyka on Jun 23, 2011 06:08AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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