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  • Importing object positions into FPD



    I have a custom panel, which contains countersunk drill holes, drawn in a CAD program which can export to DXF.

    I can import the panel outline into FPD ok, using the "Free shape from DXF file" option when creating a new panel.


    Is there a way of importing the panels drill hole positions into FPD, to enable the easy postioning of FPD drill hole objects?




    Posted By: Pete Swadling on Nov 11, 2011 03:13AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 3rd party fonts

    Is it possible to import 3rd-party fonts into Front Design.

    I am often faced with re-creating a custom or classic typefaces and although your font selection and modification tools are very good for traditional, inudstrial and award fonts, it is difficult or impossible to match more stylized commercial fonts.

    I have tested many Autocad compatible (.shx) fonts in Front Design with limited success (using only single stroke character fonts), but have not attempted to manufacture a panel with them in case there was a compatibility issue.

    Posted By: Ken Hirsch on Oct 27, 2011 11:48PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • deleting old files

    Hello to all. How do you delete old files? I've tried everything I can think of. Any help will be greatly appreciated. :?

    Posted By: larry maynard on Oct 27, 2011 10:40PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Height and Width not matching on printouts dimensions

    Hello guys,

    first of all thanks for this wonderful product.

    I've bee trying to design my first front panel and I was very impressed with the professional look of the results,but I'm experiencing something I couldn't explain,and I hope you guys could help me out:

    If I print to Acrobat,creating a pdf file of the panel,I end up with a panel that is slightly smaller than the original one created in your software.

    The strange fact is that the difference in dimensions is affecting only the width and the height,but all the other elements,like holes and scales for knobs are printed with the correct dimensions.

    Any idea why this is happening?

    I'm using the version 4.11.

    Maybe I could send my source file to you guys,in order to check if I did something wrong.


    Thanks again


    Posted By: Giovanni Calabro on Oct 24, 2011 03:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Seahorse SE520 Template

    Does anyone have a template for the Seahorse SE520 case? Searching hasn't turned up anything. It has a slight curve to the sides that I can't seem to replicate myself. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Posted By: Duston Smith on Oct 19, 2011 07:54PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • 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

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