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  • Icon or File Open Preview

    I would love to see a preview window in the File Open dialog box and if possible have the Icon itself be a preview. Most CAD files and even PDF files will give you a preview inside the file just by looking at the icon.

    This makes it easier to find what your looking for when your working with lots of files that have part numbers for names. I just cant remember all of them all of the time, but if I could see the part it would make things flow much faster.

     

    Posted By: Terry Best on Dec 07, 2011 09:24PM Category: Whishes

  • DXF import units

    I am trying to import a .dxf shape and the import is always in mm. I want inches and cant seem to figure out how to get that. The .dxf was saved with the units as inches.

     

    Thanks

    Shea

    Posted By: shea petricek on Nov 29, 2011 04:53AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • FDM Macro File Format - Willing to write a webapp to manage macro contributions

    Would you guys be willing to disclose the internal file format of the FDM file? If so, I propose building a small Java web app - database driven of course - that would permit uploading FDM files, merging and downloading FDM files against a database of user contributed Macros.

     

    I'd even settle for getting the FDM file format under Non-Disclosure Agreement - if you are willing to let me build the web application to handle contributions and merges. I have a large number of custom Macro's I've built for the tube audio community, and there is a need to manage these as the FPDesigner only has rudimentary support for managing the FDM file.

     

    Let me know! I'd love to do it.

     

    -- Jim Doyle

    Posted By: Jim Doyle on Nov 18, 2011 03:47AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Text in Cavity

    Essentially, I would like to "reverse engrave" some text. The effect would be like circle in rectangle cavity, except text instead of a circle. Ive tried to go about this a couple of ways...

     

    1 - Create a .png with outline style text contained in a border and convert to .plt/hplg. When imported, the text and border look alright, except I dont see a way to make any of it a cavity.

     

    2 - Around imported .plt, create multiple engravings to cover/surround the area around the text. Not entirely efficient.

     

    Thanks for your help!

    Posted By: Josh Arndt on Nov 17, 2011 04:20PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Importing object positions into FPD

    Hi

     

    I have a custom panel, which contains countersunk drill holes, drawn in a CAD program which can export to DXF.

    I can import the panel outline into FPD ok, using the "Free shape from DXF file" option when creating a new panel.

     

    Is there a way of importing the panels drill hole positions into FPD, to enable the easy postioning of FPD drill hole objects?

     

    Thanks

     

    Posted By: Pete Swadling on Nov 11, 2011 03:13AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 3rd party fonts

    Is it possible to import 3rd-party fonts into Front Design.

    I am often faced with re-creating a custom or classic typefaces and although your font selection and modification tools are very good for traditional, inudstrial and award fonts, it is difficult or impossible to match more stylized commercial fonts.

    I have tested many Autocad compatible (.shx) fonts in Front Design with limited success (using only single stroke character fonts), but have not attempted to manufacture a panel with them in case there was a compatibility issue.

    Posted By: Ken Hirsch on Oct 27, 2011 11:48PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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