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  • Outside corners not showing

    I typed in the outside corner radii, yet they did not stay in the entry boxes nor did they appear on the screen.


    I loaded a design from two years ago and the corners show on it.


    The previous design used 1.5mm anodized (which I see is no longer available).


    I have searched help and the forum yet cannot find an answer.


    Does anyone know why is this happening?

    Posted By: Kenneth Saylor on Jul 30, 2012 04:14PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Help on design cut out for display board

    Hi - can you help me with a design question. I am designing a button plate for a steering wheel and one of the components to be mounted on the back face of the plate is a display board (led's, lcd's). I have a template but am not confident I can get the exact dimensions and distances between the led lights for the cut outs. Thing is you have already made a button plate for another customer with the same cut out as he is using the same display board I want to use. I would upload the template picture but there is no option for me to do that I have attached an image of the actual board below. I believe your American division manufactured the plate so is there any way you can check with them to see if they have any documentation regarding the actual dimensions. If you could enquire that would be a real help.

    If there is a contact address I can send the .dwg to you for the board if that helps








    Posted By: Simon Hedditch on Jul 17, 2012 02:45AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Can a powder-coated panel be engraved?



    Subject line pretty much says it all. I've had several panels done by FPE but I've never tried your powder-coat finishing. Is it possible to engrave a powder-coated panel?




    Posted By: Adam Schabtach on Jun 24, 2012 06:29PM Category: Production

  • Importing dxf file

    I'm trying to import a DXF file but Front Panel Design doesn't recognize it. It's a text file and when I saved it it had a .txt extension but I renamed it with a .dxf extension. What am I doing wrong?

    Posted By: Bob Miller on Jun 06, 2012 05:41PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Odd Shape Retangle Cut

    Hello I'm on the last part of my project and would like to know how to make the inner cut. So far the only way I can come up with is using 3 rectangle cuts to make it. Is that correct?


    my fpd file:

    AMS Plate


    this is what im trying to create:


    Posted By: Jesse Le on May 29, 2012 11:20PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • elongated D hole

    Hello, I'm trying to make a elongated D hole using the icon in the toolbar, but i can't seem to get it right. I have been successful in creating it with a combination of rectangle and a d hole at the end. Is this correct?

    Posted By: Jesse Le on May 25, 2012 12:38AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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