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General Discussions => The Lab => Topic started by: okgb on March 28, 2008, 08:44:10 AM

Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: okgb on March 28, 2008, 08:44:10 AM
I try to float this idea before with out much interest ,
could be stored in the grp email account ? or meta ?

 I have a couple of layouts i could contribute to start ,
other than leaving off Brand names , any reason why this
may not be a good idea ?

Admin's what do you think ?
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: veermaster on March 29, 2008, 04:57:59 PM
I think it is a good idea so everyone could choose from different layouts or maybe even combine them. I would have some designs to share as well, nothing special though:
G9, GSSL, dual G1176, SlowBlow, panel for racking two Siemens V276 in 1RU and for two CADAC G226 in 2RU
emre
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: josh on March 29, 2008, 10:09:41 PM
I have some autocad designs for a Sontec, 2-1176, GSSL, and G9 I could contribute.  A handful of pedals too.  They're all unique, maybe not the sexiest designs, but unique none the less.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: Sorr on March 30, 2008, 01:33:02 AM
Good Idea!
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: nrgrecording on March 30, 2008, 03:52:45 PM
You mean frontpaneldesignerfiles? Or anything in any format? (Illustrator, Corel,dxf...)
I could host them maybe on my webpage - or even better... make a new webpage only for frontpanelfiles if it helps.

Something like this:
http://www.nrgrecording.de/html/schaeffer.html

This way I could sort out all my own frontpanelfiles and make an online backup.  :wink:

Frank.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: drpat on March 30, 2008, 04:39:20 PM
Hey Greg,

You may want to just compile them into a META so that they're easy to get to. Or just edit your first post, and use this thread as a META. As long as we can resist the temptation to put company names or product names on them, I think this is a good idea.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: vertiges on March 30, 2008, 06:00:05 PM
Quote from: "veermaster"
I think it is a good idea so everyone could choose from different layouts or maybe even combine them.


Yes !!!  I agree...  :razz:

eD))
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: okgb on March 30, 2008, 09:21:29 PM
Hey Frank , that is generous and you do have an estalished , site
with open to all artwork , Shall i mail some ? and then we can link
that to the meta ?

 BTW opinions on what the most popular or effective [ or just plain easy ]
program for workig on pael artwork ?

tia everyone , regards Greg
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: josh on March 31, 2008, 07:42:56 AM
Quote from: "okgb"

 BTW opinions on what the most popular or effective [ or just plain easy ]
program for workig on pael artwork ?


I'd be curious to know what everyone else uses and why.  The only reason I use autocad is because I can create exactly what comes out the other end.  Everything is 1:1.  
If I were to use fireworks or photoshop I wouldn't know how to set things so dimensions were exact.  For example, how do you draw a 5/16 diameter hole that is x dim from this edge and y dim from that edge in photoshop?  Can it be done?
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: LewKellogg on March 31, 2008, 08:57:59 AM
I think it is a great idea and would be willing to host as well. I'm reasonably sure I have some space around here somewhere. :grin:
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: gyraf on April 01, 2008, 05:15:46 AM
You could simply use our common email/storage: [email protected]

Look at meta-meta for access details

Make sure that you email any backup-worthy schematics to that address as well!  :razz:

(On the topic of front panel design - do any of you have some "single-line" or "engraver" fonts for general use? All the ones that I've found are designed with a "fill", which makes scaling for constant-width engraving problematic. So I'm looking for fonts designed as lines, not filled objects..)

Jakob E.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: okgb on April 01, 2008, 07:43:40 AM
Well the grp email and perhaps one or two location for visable profile & backup sounds good , most that i have are pdf or micrografx

 Still soliciting opinions of what most people use for a program
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: josh on April 01, 2008, 07:53:43 AM
Quote from: "gyraf"

(On the topic of front panel design - do any of you have some "single-line" or "engraver" fonts for general use? All the ones that I've found are designed with a "fill", which makes scaling for constant-width engraving problematic. So I'm looking for fonts designed as lines, not filled objects..)
Jakob E.


Is that machine .dxf compatible?  I know that all the die cutting, plasma, and laser vendors I have always request .dxf files to be used.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: gyraf on April 01, 2008, 08:45:58 AM
Yes, it takes .DXF - but only as line segments, no fills...

Jakob E.
Title: panel graphics Library
Post by: okgb on April 04, 2008, 06:01:36 PM
Haven't forgotten this , but i am working out of town til the 14th
Frank said he would host on his site  , which i think is good so thay
are all in one place , As well as emailing them to the grp account .

 Some people have nice designs they have worked hard so it WILL be good