I am a first time user of your service and software, so far so good. I do have one question “What is the smallest legible font character that can be engraved?” Could you please provide me with the following selection information to engrave this font?
1) Font Selection
2) Tool Selection
3) Text Height
5) Line Spacing
Thank you for your time, Roy Dieterich
Posted By: Roy Dieterich on Feb 15, 2008 12:38AM Category: Production
In general I would not go smaller than 1.5 mm in text height. The other parameters depend on what font was chosen. Front Panel Designer works like 'what you see is what you get', so you can always check your design directly on your monitor.
Another way to check legibility of engravings is printing the front panel design unscaled 100%. The panel will turn out as your print.
And don't worry, we check all panel designs before we start manufacturing. In case your design is not engraveable or would turn out rough, we would contact you for necessary changes.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 17, 2008 06:58AMReply
Is it possible to apply a 45˚ bevel on a rectangular thru-hole? If so, how do you set that up using Front Panel Designer?
Posted By: Zeke Aasman on Feb 06, 2008 12:36AM Category: Production
The current version of Front Panel Designer does not offer a particular tool for it. However, 45 degree bevels are possible on rectangular holes and outer edges. Just let us know in the 'Remark Box' of the panel properties where you want to have the bevel placed and how deep it should be and we will add it for you.
Before we process your order we will confirm additional charges with you.
Posted By: Diane Haensel on Feb 06, 2008 03:14AMReply
Is it also possible to bevel a large (3.5") drilled hole? Thanks.
Posted By: Greg Loskorn on Nov 10, 2009 03:51AMReply
In Front Panel Designer when you select the option to insert a drilled hole, the drilled hole properties will pop up. Select the countersink option, from there you can manually adjust countersink for the desired bevel dimension.
Posted By: Leland Savage on Nov 10, 2009 07:55PMReply