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  • Adobe Illustrator Mac OSX export for FrontDesign

    Hi All


    I have a front view I made with Adobe Illustrator MAC OSX (CS5 15.1.0) and I would to import it for order to Front panel express, but it doesn't works or I don't know I do that.


    I try to open my dxf or dwg with frontdesign but it told me this is not a front panel !! somebody tell me if this the good condition or if I make a mistake.


    Hope to read you and have your help.







    Posted By: Anodefr on Apr 27, 2013 06:28PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Thru holes

    When I enetr a thru hole, regardless of size, the depth dialog sub-box is grayed out with a 1.27 depth dimension. So while the pictorial cleary shows that I am creating a thru hole, this does leave me with a bit of angst. Especially as I am a new user. Would perhaps be nice, for clarity and completesness, if the "insert drill hole" clearly specified "thru hole" per selection.

    Posted By: kschelkle on Apr 24, 2013 01:58AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • dxf/plt import


    Import logo as dxf or plt files to engrave it, however it doesn't appear in preview window.

    What is wrong?

    Posted By: victors on Apr 23, 2013 06:34PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Bending Chromated Panel

    Doing an amplifier chassis out of 2.5mm anodized/chromated stock and want to make it a "U" shaped piece with bends for the front and back panels. I know chromium is brittle - how about the coating you use?


    Looking at a rounded 90 at the rear and a sloped panel up front.


    Also wondering about milling the inside thickness down at the bend points? I've done it with a carbide flat bit in a router with many many passes just shaving the metal, but wondering if there's a better way. I figure around a quarter inch wide and half the thickness the full width of the chassis plate should make it possible to clamp the panel and bend it by hand.


    Posted By: sKiZoo on Apr 22, 2013 05:27AM Category: Production

  • Box with text engraving



    I'm designing an enclosure and was wondering if it is possible to have a rectangle which also includes text in the geometry. Much like this:


    ...with "INPUT" being the "title" of everything included in the box.


    I guess it could be done with separate engraving lines (i.e. 5 lines and a text engraving), but I was wondering if there's an easier way.


    Thanks in advance!


    Kind regards,


    Posted By: S_Prime on Mar 22, 2013 05:21PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Combined parts

    I have 2 complimentary L-shaped parts. Is it allowable to submit them as a single "panel" separated by a cut? If so is the correct way of doing this using elongated shapes made with the hole tool?

    Posted By: ecurtz on Mar 18, 2013 07:31PM Category: Production

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