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  • dxf frustration

    Hi! I have used FPE over the years for my production needs and I have NEVER, never ever; no matter how I export and how I prep the data- never been able to import a dxf exported from illustrator. I am trying to design some from panels for 2 new products and am completely blocked by this. I contacted support and was curtly pointed to the pdf guide, which tells me nothing about file preparation (and that I've read, and then told it would be 100$ an hour for possibly 3 hours of work to get a simple dxf outline into front panel designer.

    Does anyone have a succinct set of operations to perform in order to get a simple curved outline out of illustrator and into FPE using DXF? Paying 300$ per set of outlines will be a bit steep.

    Anyway here's the perpetual error:

    Attached File: Screen_Shot_2018-07-23_at_3.30.29_PM.png

    Posted By: Greg Francke on Jul 24, 2018 12:38AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Front Design launch problem

    hello... I have ordered dozens of panels over a dozen years... and never had this issue...

    I get a pop up that says:

    the current issue of front panel designer is not reacting. please close all dialog boxes and try again.

    the program was running when I had a crash... it spun endlessly, so I had to force quit... now it will not open... I rebooted computer.. I dragged the old program to the trash... downloaded again... and reinstalled... still nothing... I found the Applications Support folder, but could not see any old files to delete...

    I sent an email yesterday. no reply...

    any help appreciated...

    Mac 10.13.1


    Posted By: jeff on May 23, 2018 05:45AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • power connector for FrontDesign

    Is there a macro element I can install for a 110 power cable, like a EAC309X?

    Posted By: Allen on May 15, 2018 08:41PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • US Prices

    The pricing window is showing prices in euros. How do I get US $ pricing?

    Posted By: Robert on May 11, 2018 09:33PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • housing bracket threading

    Hi. Do your housing brackets have threading? The manual doesn't say. Thanks!

    Posted By: Wes Kirk on May 02, 2018 02:54AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • How to create rear panel?

    New user here, how do I design a rear panel? I like to have my connector cutouts in the back of a 19" chassis. Do I order my 19" chassis kit as usual, and send in the back panel for fabrication? Or can FPE make standard rear panels such as ones from Techmar, Bud, or Schroff that bolts right on? TIA!

    Posted By: Stanley on Mar 28, 2018 07:30PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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