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  • HPGL engraving inside a cavity

    I was wondering if it is possible to have an engraving inside a cavity. When I do this in FPD the engraving is no longer visible but still there so will it still engrave?

    Posted By: Shawn Hedrick on Jan 16, 2012 10:51PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • How to match colors?

    I have enclosure and I would like to have the front panel the same color(or as close as possible).

    I have no information of the color number(like RAL or another). It'd grey or beige type.

    What would the best way to order the best possible front panel color (powder coating)?

    What is RAL code for company standard color...approximately?


    Posted By: Pavel Perchine on Jan 05, 2012 11:14PM Category: Production

  • Combine Shipping


    I am about to place orders for a few front panels and some aluminum profile parts.

    How combine shipping would be calculated?

    I can assume that in an order program at the very end of ordering process?


    Posted By: Pavel Perchine on Jan 03, 2012 05:51PM Category: Ordering

  • 22mm industrial controls

    Hi, I'm looking for an outlne for a 22mm industrial switch, surely one of the most commonly drilled outlines, but can't find one. When I look in the library at other outlines that have notches in them, they seem to have been drawn in Autocad and then imported. I don't have access to such design tools, or know how to use them to make a composite curve.


    Does anyone have a 22mm outline? Below is what I believe is the official specification. In my opinion, this should be added to the next update of the FPD tool.


    Cheers, David.



    Posted By: David Buckley on Dec 27, 2011 08:14PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 3D printing

    Hello again,


    I'm sure by now most of you have herd of or seen the Open Source / DIY 3D printers floating around the internet. I my self will be receiving my 3D kit around February.


    I would love to see your software support such a DIY community and allow those that have a RepRap or some other form of Open Source 3D printer be able to print the panel out for inspection before sending the file to you for production.


    More than once have I flawed on a design that would have been spotted only if I could have printed the panel out in actual size and test fitting before sending the file off for cutting.


    I feel such a proposal would be monumental in the DIY community. I'm sure some would use your software only to print plastic panels, but the attention and advertisement you would receive from such a feat would be huge.


    I have been involved in a few DIY/Open Source projects and trust me when I say, It's only going to get better!


    Posted By: Glenn Berden on Dec 14, 2011 10:23PM Category: Whishes

  • PDF to PLT on Mac OS X

    I have a logo that I want to import into my panel. The only vector graphics software I have is Inkscape, and the .plt export is not working properly for me. Is there any other way to convert a PDF or SVG to the format that Front Panel Designer requires?



    Posted By: David Shoemaker on Dec 12, 2011 11:59PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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