Software for designing front panels, enclosures and milled parts
|Minimum OS:||macOS 10.9.0|
|Vendor Name:||Schaeffer Ag|
Version History 18.104.22.16851
FRONT PANEL DESIGNER
The free, specialised software for designing front panels, enclosures and milled parts.
Design and order customised front panels without any prior knowledge. Let’s get started!
Front panels with different basic shapes can be created in Front Panel Designer. Dimensions can be entered in mm or inches and in rack units and horizontal pitch units for 19" systems. Alongside other features, you can choose the material, colours and edge machining.
DRILL HOLES, COUNTERSINKS, THREADS
Through holes and blind holes can be made in the front panel. Countersinks and threads can be applied to these holes, according to relevant standards or in a freely configurable manner.
Rectangular, trapezoidal and triangular cut-outs as well as elongated holes, D-holes and curved slots are available in the software. The edges of these elements can be machined with bevels or radii.
Position circular or rectangular recesses on the front or rear of your front panel. Cavities with a raised inner surface and edge machining are also possible.
Thanks to the DXF import assistant (File > Import), you can generate your entire front panel directly from your DXF file. Outer contours, drill holes and cut-outs are recognised and can be applied selectively to the FPD file.
Print files can be imported directly into the front panel file. Supported file formats are: PDF, PNG, TIFF, JPG, BMP. Various print options can be set in the software. We print using our own UV printing process.
TEXT ENGRAVING AND OTHER ENGRAVING ELEMENTS
Basic geometric shapes and a large number of fonts are available. In addition to the RAL colours that we keep in stock, we would be happy to procure any colour that you need. All engraving elements can also be printed as an alternative.
Using the HPGL import feature, even complex objects such as graphics, alternative fonts or your company logo can be engraved onto your front panel.
THREADED BOLTS AND BUSHES
Threaded bolts and bushes can be selected in Front Panel Designer as fastening elements. Standard and heavy duty versions are available.
Front Panel Designer contains an extendable library of macro elements. This includes the right assembly sections for many common plugs, fans, switches and other components.
Thanks to the scale generator, you can create round and straight scales. The scales can be engraved or printed.
The housing feature included in the software allows you to create all sections of a complete enclosure in a single step. You can design the sections as you wish. Any accessories needed can be added and included in the order.