changed and there is no need to keep your elaborate electronic project in an
old box any longer. Attractive cases are available from many sources for
almost any electronic application you can think of. But home-made devices
often look incomplete, lacking a neat front panel design. Now anyone can use
FrontDesigner to create professional-looking front panels for your
home-grown devices using the following software package features:
Precisely-placed colored and b/w symbols and labels
predefined and user-editable library
scale-assistant to create scale markings for switches, potentiometers
measurement options to simplify drilling
mirrored printout for transparent films to give long-life,
scratch-resistant economical panel design
export feature to create PLT files, so you can mill and engrave your
many more ...
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FrontDesigner is a software
package with many special functions specially designed to create front panels.
The software is equipped with easy-use drawing functions for rectangles,
polygons, ellipses, labels, drillings, etc. All objects can be grouped into more
complex symbols. Specialized functions offer features for rotation, stretching,
mirroring, drilling, milling, etc. Rounded and interpolated contours are
possible, as well as chamfers. All functions are easily reachable from dockable
tool palettes. Grid and capture options are available with all functions.
scale-assistant helps you to create perfect scales of every kind. Linear or
logarithmic, round or flat, dashed or dotted - the scale-assistant will always
create a perfect scale from your parameters. Any changes in the parameters will
be displayed immediately, so you always have visual control. Just one click,
and the scale is on your front panel. You can even save and load the
Pens, brushes and
Pens and brushes are
available in all colors with different styles. You can define and store your own
pens and brushes. This makes it easy to set the pen parameters of an object with
a single click, instead of setting pen width, color and style again and again.
Store your brushes and pens with easily-remembered names, like lead pencil, felt
pen, ballpoint, etc. Broken lines and hatches are possible too.
equipped with a symbol-library, which includes many symbols from different
themes such audio, home, climate, vehicle, etc. Of course you can add your own
symbols to extend the library. Even bitmaps or metafiles with symbols from the
internet or company logos can be easily added to the library.
measure objects that are ideal as construction aid and for manufacturing
instructions. Simply click to two points of the front panel and the distance is
calculated automatically. Another click completes the measure object with
arrows, lines and figures.
you can mill or engrave your own front panels. The HPGL export feature creates
plot files, which you can use to produce accurate front panels using CNC
machines. FrontDesigner can handle AutoCAD SHX fonts for milling and engraving.
These fonts are generally defined as "single-stroke" fonts, unlike Windows
TrueType fonts, sothese fonts guarantee a perfect result.
feature of FrontDesigner is the panel-cut function. This function creates
rectangular or round cuts on your front panel. By specifying milling width,
cutting is calculated exactly.
a handy print-preview with several options. Mirrored printouts on
transparent films are possible, as well as construction plans, which show
drilling, millings and measurements. FrontDesigner can create a printout
over several pages - up to 70 inches. The printout is automatically divided
into several pages.
You can export your
front panel for use in other software. With graphics export you can insert your
front panel into, for instance, word processing software to document your
project. You can export the front panel into BMP, JPG or EMF with resolution up
to 600 dpi.