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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

  • 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

  • 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?

     

    Thanks.

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

  • 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

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