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Times have changed and there is no need to keep your elaborate electronic project in an old cigar packet any longer. Today specialized dealers offer cases for almost all electronic applications you may think of. But still self-made devices often look quite incomplete, because of a missing front panel design. Use FrontDesigner to design good-looking front panels for your self-made devices and take advantage of the following features:

  • exactly fitting colored and b/w symbols and labels
  • predefined and user-editable library
  • a scale-assistant creates scales for switches, potentiometers and instruments
  • measurement options simplify drilling
  • a mirrored printout to transparent film gives a long-life panel design
  • The new HPGL export creates PLT files, so you are able to mill and angrave your front panel.
  • and many more ...

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The FrontDesigner is a software with many special functions to create front panels. The software is equipped with comfortable drawing functions for rectangles, polygons, ellipses, labels, drillings, etc. All objects can be grouped to 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 tools. It goes without saying that grid and capture options are available with all functions.

Scale-assistant
The integrated 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 of the parameters will be displayed immediately, so you always have visual control.
Just one click, and the scale will be on your front panel.
You can even save and load the scale-assistants parameters.
Pens, brushes and colors
Pens and brushes are available in all colors with different styles. Define your own pens and brushes and store them to the pen administration. This makes it easy to determine 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 friendly names, like lead pencil, felt pen, ballpoint or whatever.
Broken lines and hatches are possible as well.

Symbol-library
FrontDesigner is equipped with a symbol-library, which includes many symbols of different themes like audio, home, climate, vehicle and so on. 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 added to the library.

Measures
FrontDesigner creates 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.
Milling, engraving,... The HPGL-Export
With FrontDesigner you are able to mill or engrave your front panels.
The HPGL export creates plot files, which you can use to produce absolut exact front panels with CNC machines.
Especially for milling and engraving, the FrontDesigner can handle AutoCAD SHX fonts. These fonts are generally defined as “single-stroke” fonts, unlike the windows truetype fonts, and these fonts will guarantee a perfect result.

 

Panel cuts
Another special feature of FrontDesigner is the panel-cut function. This function creates rectangular or round cuts on your front panel.
By the declaration of the used milling width, the cuttings will be calculated exactly.
Printing
FrontDesigner has a comfortable print-preview with several options. Mirrored printouts on transparent films are possible as well as construction plans, which show drilling, millings and measured only.
FrontDesigner is able to make a printout over several pages. So you are able to create printouts uo to 1,80 m. The printout will be divided into several pages automatically.

 

Graphic export
You can export your front panel for the purpose of use in another software. With the graphics export you can insert your front panel e.g. in your word processing software to documentate your project.
You can export the front panel into BMP, JPG or EMF. The resolution can be up to 600 dpi.

System Requirements

  • Windows 95, 98, ME, NT, 2000, XP
  • CD-ROM drive

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What's new in DMM ProfiLab 3.0?

  • Export functions

    • Improved graphic export with adjustable resolution, as well as export of JPEG files.
    • Export of HPGL machine files for drilling, milling and engraving (plot jobs).
    • AutoCAD® SHX-font support for high quality plots of single-stroke and multi-stroke fonts suitable for milling and engraving.

    Printing

    • Automatic multi-page print with cut marks for large front panels
    • Combined with a magnification of 300%, this allows printouts up to 180x180 cm
    • Independent print options for each front panel of a project are saved together with the project file.

    Scale assistant

    • Generation of space-saving low-profile-scales
    • Adjustment of colors and fonts within the design process
    • Load and save option for all scale parameters

    General functions

    • Simplified adjustment of properties for pens, brushes and fonts.
    • Gradient fill function for front panel background and filled objects.
    • Combination of polygons for poly-polygon structures.
    • Improved undo/redo function
    • Object list with tree structure gives comfortable access to objects, even within groups and combinations for all kind of manipulations.
    • Dimensions, grid, rulers and measures in inch or mm
    • Adjustable grid color
    • New function distributes objects evenly over the front panel
    • New tool allows numeric input of object width and height
    • New function forces objects to grid
    • Automatic creation of panel cuts
    • Engraving function and separate administration for pens, milling tools and engraving tools

 

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