Hello! Is there any way to have full-color imagery with a white background printed on anodized aluminum (rather than choosing powder-coated aluminum, which cannot have graphics printed on)?
Posted By: Glen W on Dec 02, 2018 08:22AM Category: Production
Import your graphic and make sure 'underprint white ink on the front panel surface' is checked. If you have any further issues or questions email us at email@example.com
Posted By: Adrian on Dec 03, 2018 08:18PMReply
I have a simple line drawing that I might want to include as an engraving on a front panel I'm working on. I have jpg and pdf files, but can't seem to find a free program to convert either of the files to HPGL. If anybody knows of one, I'd be grateful.
Another idea: I read a post here that leads me to believer FP Express will do the conversion and include it in the design, but I'd like to be able to see it on the cad program so I could mess around with it before deciding if, and how, to include it in the design.
Posted By: Warren Anderrson on Nov 30, 2018 06:16PM Category: Front Panel Designer
I have a Win machine in my office and a Mac at home, both have version 6.01 installed, but I can't open the files saved under Win on my Mac, it says, I need a newer version.
Posted By: Gábor Kakuk on Nov 28, 2018 06:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Hi Gábor, If you can send these files to us, we can take a closer look as to why you are having this issue. Please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!
Posted By: Front Panel Express on Nov 28, 2018 07:14PMReply
I'm looking for a VGA type D connector cutout with 15 pins in three rows. Has anyone made one of those?
Posted By: Wynn Christensen on Aug 20, 2018 09:34PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Go to the Macro Objects tools in our software and click on the 15-hole under SubD-Connector and drag the cutout onto your panel. If you still need help email us at email@example.com
Posted By: Adrian on Aug 21, 2018 01:16AMReply
I downloaded the Front Panel Designer but does anyone know where I can download and read the tutorial before I can use it?
Posted By: Gary on Aug 04, 2018 12:10AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Welcome to the program! We do not offer a manual on using the software but we do have a YouTube channel that will show short clips of how to do key elements as well as manuals on how to design certain features. The manuals can be found under the 'download' tab above. Please also check out the 'Online Help' right above the 'Forum' tab at the bottom of the page.
If you have any specific questions please feel free to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or you can call customer support at (206) 768-0602.
Posted By: Hannah on Aug 04, 2018 01:04AMReply
Thank you for your reply. It is very helpful and informative.
Posted By: Gary on Aug 04, 2018 06:46AMReply
Why does FPD reject 10mm anodized material provided by the user? FPD issues an error message with the combination of 10mm panel and color black is selected. The message says that 4mm is the maximum panel thickness for anodized black. I'd understand if FPE did not have 10mm anodized black stock, but I am supplying the material.
Posted By: Scott Leventhal on Aug 02, 2018 04:29PM Category: Whishes
In the designer we only list the maximum thickness for each color that we offer, if you would like to supply black 10mm material we can work with that. You will need to change your material color selection to natural to be able to select 10mm thickness.
Posted By: Hannah on Aug 03, 2018 09:45PMReply
You've explained away a software flaw that should be corrected. If the "user-supplied material" b***on is checked, FPD should allow for thickness / color combinations that differ from FPE's offerings. This ought to be a simple fix.
Posted By: Scott Leventhal on Aug 04, 2018 05:33PMReply