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  • Custom cavity


    I'd like to create a cavity with an arbitrary shape. I see that you can create circles, rectangles, circles-in-rectangles, etc. I'd like to import a dxf and use that as the cavity. This obvious feature appears missing from the software.

    I searched on the forum and found one Customer Service Rep who said it can be done, here:

    ...but there are no details about how to import dxf and "specify it should be a cavity". Do we import dxf as a cutout and then specify in the notes section when we order that that should be a cavity instead of a cutout? If so, how do we tell the human operator which cutout we are talking about (if there are several)?


    Posted By: David on Jun 11, 2017 06:57AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • simple non rectangular front panel

    I would like to create a slightly non rectangular front panel shape. I've been looking into hand editing a .DXF, but haven't found any easy to follow examples. Could someone help me or suggest another way ?


    Posted By: Gerrit Slavenburg on Jun 04, 2017 09:42PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Use DWG or DXF file for cutout pattern?

    Can someone help me figure out how to convert one of the attached DWG or DXF files into a cutout pattern for front panel designer?

    I need to make a cutout that covers up all the LEDs around the b***ons.

    The DWG file is located on this web page

    Attached File: CFA533_Family_HW_v1.1_2D_CAD.dxf

    Posted By: James Morton on May 25, 2017 03:26AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Holes in the corners equidistant from the edges.

    Is there a way to put holes in the corners equidistant from the edges?

    Posted By: David Clarke on Apr 27, 2017 04:46AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • On/Off Symbol (macro?)

    Does anyone have a universal on/off symbol they can share? I'm referring to the symbol that looks like a semi-circle with the gap at the top and a short vertical line bisecting that gap. I imagine the symbol would be maintained as a macro, but if anyone has it in any form suitable for use with FPD I'd certainly be grateful.


    Posted By: Scott Leventhal on Apr 14, 2017 10:55PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Mounting Flange spacing and sizing

    is there a feature where Standard rack sides cutouts sizing and dimension on the panel can be applied in your software ? ( Look at the uploaded file for more clarification.

    Attached File: Ask_In_FPD_Fourm.PNG

    Posted By: Mohammed on Feb 14, 2017 05:52PM Category: Front Panel Designer

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