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  • DXF import confusion

    Hello, I have all of my front panel cutouts drawn in a cad program and would like to import them directly in Front Panel Designer 4.14 for MacOS (instead of re-drawing them in FPD), but I'm confused as to which cutting tool to select in the Free Contour Properties window. I would think I should select a cutter tool that is at least as thick as my panel (3.0mm) since I want cutouts and not cavities, but when I do that many of the cutouts disappear. If I select a smaller cutting tool then all of the cutouts show up. Which is correct? Thanks.

    Posted By: Gregory on Mar 08, 2013 02:46AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Odd shape panels

    I am planning on sending down some panels to be engraved.

    However one of them is not flat. It is a channel, with the engraving on the flat broad surface. Is this possible or can you only engrave flat panels.

    What is the procedure for using my own material?

     

    Posted By: Blackdog on Mar 04, 2013 10:13PM Category: Production

  • Sorry Please Disregard This Message

    I am new to this and was going to ask how to revise an existing design to remove holes. After posting, I figured it out. So I am deleting my question, but apparently the post can't be removed. Sorry.

    Posted By: F.W.Bray on Feb 23, 2013 11:30PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • DXF export

    Why is the DXF exported file in inches when it was drawn in millimeters?

     

    A Panel I laid out is 80mmx107mm, when exported to DXF it is 80in x 107in

    Posted By: R_Phoenix on Feb 16, 2013 05:10PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • STL file export

    It would be great if I could export a STL file for 3D printing. I prefer to test my panels before ordering.

     

    Thanks!

    Posted By: R_Phoenix on Feb 16, 2013 05:06PM Category: Whishes

  • PEM Fasteners

    Hello,

     

    I am working on a design in FPD, and I would like to use PEM self-clinching fasteners. I noticed this was mentioned in one of your newsletters a couple of years ago.

     

    Do you have the capability to install captive panel screws and studs? If so, does the customer need to provide the fasteners, or can you order it for us?

     

    Thank you.

    Posted By: jmmckinnon on Feb 12, 2013 05:39PM Category: Production

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