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.
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.
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.
HPGL export (Milling, engraving, drilling)
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.
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.
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.