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  • Curved engraved lines

    I have noticed that it is possible to create an engraved rectangle with "rounded corners" of a specified radius, but it does not appear possible (as far as I can see) to engrave a similar-looking pair of intersecting straight lines joined by a curved arc.


    I suggest the addition of a "curved line" engraving tool, or the ability to pick a segment (angular arc of less than 360 degrees) from within the ellipse engraving tool. Possibly it could be similar to the curved slot tool, but a modification of the engraved ellipse parameters could provide more flexibility by allowing different major and minor axis dimensions.

    Posted By: Andrew West on Oct 02, 2011 09:41AM Category: Whishes

    Hello Andrew,


    Thank you for contacting us regarding Front Panel Designer.


    An arc function (probably will be done as a partial circle) is on the list for our software developers. I will reaffirm the interest in this tool with them to see if it can make it into the next release.


    Thank you for taking the time to make our software better; the contributions of our customers have lead to some outstanding developments.


    Kindest Regards,

    Paul Birkeland

    Front Panel Express

    Customer Service Manager





    Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Oct 03, 2011 06:33PM


    I second this request.

    Posted By: Doug McClean on Mar 07, 2017 09:29PM


    I just did a search for this function. I would like it too!!! I downloaded the utility February 2019. Not aware if it is updated

    Posted By: Ron on Apr 25, 2019 05:39AM


    Hi Ron,

    The insert HPGL engraving tool in our software has overridden adding a stand alone curved line tool. If you need help converting your curved line to an HPGL file email me your graphic and I will try and help you.

    Send file to

    Thank you


    Posted By: Adrian on Apr 26, 2019 01:13AM


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