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  • customer supplied material

    i want a front panel made from copper plate 3mm thick the panle i need is 460mm x 350mm is there a grade of copper you require? I can supply or get you to supply, what would it cost for the copper plate this size, i would like the copper to be a dull slightly brushed finish not polished.

    Posted By: ron on Mar 04, 2015 05:43AM Category: Whishes

  • Arch object


    please add if possible the arch object (part of circle of given angle).

    To have arch now I just prepare the separate dxf file containing only the arch and align it with the lines as you can see on my panel fragment.

    Having the arch object will be much more convenient ;-)



    Attached File: ArchExample.jpg

    Posted By: Slawomir on Mar 03, 2015 08:38AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Dummy objects

    It would be useful to have a dummy (not real) object to place in a macro so it can be used to set the reference point anywhere. Also I mentioned before the need for dummy (not real) lines with objects which help show for example the size of a switch behind the panel etc.

    Posted By: Nic Ford on Feb 02, 2015 06:08AM Category: Whishes

  • svg output problem

    I have been designing front panels recently after a break of several months. Front Panel Express has been updated a few times since I last used it. I seem to recall that when I used its .svg export function, the text came out OK, but now all the characters seems to be drawn with too fat a pen. I checked I am using the same engraving tool size as before and even changing it to the 0.2mm one still gives illegible text. Anyone else noticed this or am I doing something wrong?

    Posted By: Ian Bell on Jan 10, 2015 10:55PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • moving program and files from one computer to another

    I am to get a new machine and in need of moving FP Express.
    I created many macros that need to be moved.

    Posted By: Randy on Dec 01, 2014 04:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Crash when inserting a free countour.

    I am trying to insert a free countour (attached DXF), as a cavity. But FPD crashes every time, whatever the cutter I choice.
    Please, what do I do wrong?

    Attached File: boitier-base-2eme_outils.dxf

    Posted By: Gerard Curie on Oct 23, 2014 06:08AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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