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Title: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: thecr4ne on December 12, 2019, 01:31:58 PM
I am hoping this will be the beginning of a collection of Front Panel/Faceplate files for those who might want to DIY their own panels without having to do the work of digitally re-creating what's already out there. Hoping it will become a pinned thread like the "Technical Documents" part of the forum. I don't have anything to contribute yet, but have a friend working on a file for a Valley People Dynamite, which I will share upon completion.

If you've got vector files of faceplates, please share them!

***NOT FOR COMMERCIAL USE***.
For those willing to share things you've created and sell commercially, that is certainly welcome, but for those of us who are taking advantage of the resources provided by others, please be respectful of this and keep it DIY.
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: gyraf on December 13, 2019, 03:17:55 AM
That's a pretty good idea, that one..!

/Jakob E.
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: ruffrecords on December 13, 2019, 03:33:45 AM
I agree with Jakob. I don't know why someone did not think of this earlier.

Cheers

Ian
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on December 13, 2019, 08:50:55 AM
I had this idea a while back but i figured a lot of people would't want to give away their panels for nothing.
I got about 150 front panel files in my library. Most of them i did on my own which took a lot of time and effort.
If there is enough interest i am willing to share them. I could make a new thread. Where would be the best place to upload?
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: thecr4ne on December 13, 2019, 09:33:04 AM
Thanks for the support!

Of course I don't want to take business away from anyone who's producing panels professionally. But in the spirit of DIY, it would be a nice reference for those who may have access to tools like a laser cutter/etcher, or want to try their hand at screen printing and just want to crank something out with markings on it, even if it's not fully color matched to the original and all that.
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: thecr4ne on December 13, 2019, 10:00:07 AM
Where would be the best place to upload?

Good question. I'm not sure how file hosting works here in the forum, but I do know other threads have a lot of sadly dead links, and consideration should be taken to avoid that for this project.  archive.org maybe, to ensure longevity? I know collections can be uploaded, but I don't know about collaborative management of a single collection. 
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on December 13, 2019, 11:35:07 AM
I uploaded all my files for the people who are interested.

I split them into modules (api,neve) & rack gear and then categorized it further.


Here is the link to my front panel collection: LINK (https://mega.nz/folder/Bm4jzAwa#Y7bBt_ypUJCqv2lR2__dvQ)


Here are front panel files from the member Rocinante: LINK (https://mega.nz/folder/J2xlmSpA#mEizPxeTF5dP9dPl1yCctw)



Please no commercial usage of the designs.
I can keep this list updated. If you want me to upload your designs, let me know!

Hope this can make things easier  :)
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: fragletrollet on December 13, 2019, 11:56:21 AM
Awesome! Been looking for this all over the web, and the lack of results forced me to better understand fpd and make panel designs myself. Thanks a bunch!
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Ricardus on December 13, 2019, 12:09:45 PM
This is a great idea. When there is a more central upload directory I will upload the ONE panel I have made for Bo Hansen DI's.  :-)
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: thecr4ne on December 13, 2019, 01:24:11 PM
Whoa! Weiss! Amazing! Thanks so much!

I'd like to reinforce that this is NOT for commercial use. For those willing to share things they've created and sell, that is certainly welcome, but for those of us who are taking advantage of the resources provided by others, please be respectful of this and keep it DIY.  I'll amend the OP to reflect this as well.

Weiss, thank you for offering to upload on behalf of others for now, but I'd like to encourage further discussion of a central collection where this can be managed and curated appropriately. 

(I'm traveling for the holidays so I may be unresponsive for the next 3 weeks, FYI)
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Whoops on December 21, 2019, 06:40:32 PM
I uploaded all my files for the people who are interested.

Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on December 22, 2019, 07:46:24 AM
Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect

thanks, i'm glad to be of help.

best
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: rock soderstrom on December 22, 2019, 10:39:38 PM
Hello Weiss,
thank you so much for all your work that you shared

Respect

+100
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Rocinante on December 23, 2019, 01:02:48 PM
I too have a lot to share. I also have some work others have done that were well done. Weiss how can I share my files?
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: matriachamplification on December 23, 2019, 04:16:07 PM
Well done! Can we add files for commercial made products popular in DIY?
Great to have a single source for these to reference.

We can add to this Library none the less.
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on December 23, 2019, 07:27:14 PM
I too have a lot to share. I also have some work others have done that were well done. Weiss how can I share my files?

just send it to me and i'll upload it to the directory if you like or you could upload it yourself somewhere
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on December 23, 2019, 07:30:12 PM
Well done! Can we add files for commercial made products popular in DIY?
Great to have a single source for these to reference.

We can add to this Library none the less.

What do you have in mind? I don't see a problem with recreating panels by yourself as long as you don't use it commercially
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: mross on December 26, 2019, 03:06:17 PM
Fantastic, thank you Weiss!

I have a few things I’ve been working on that I’ll post after the holidays. Wish I had access to my computer :(

I’ll post a link to these after New Years:

Pultec Chassis/Front panel
Ampeg B-15 amp chassis/Cabinet
Rackmount 1073
Fairchild Chassis/Front panel

Cheers,

Michael


Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: sonolink on May 13, 2020, 02:16:56 PM
First of all, sincere thanks to Weiss for sharing his collection of FPDs  :)

Apart from him, did someone else share stuff or is there an actual Collection happening somewhere?

Cheers
Sono
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Ricardus on May 13, 2020, 04:52:28 PM
First of all, sincere thanks to Weiss for sharing his collection of FPDs  :)

Apart from him, did someone else share stuff or is there an actual Collection happening somewhere?

Cheers
Sono

 Oooh. I have some different Bo Hansen DI panels to contribute.  These panels are sized to use with the off-the-shelf Hammond 1455N1201 enclosure.
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Whoops on May 13, 2020, 04:55:10 PM
I think just Weiss for now
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Whoops on May 13, 2020, 05:08:27 PM
Fantastic, thank you Weiss!

I have a few things I’ve been working on that I’ll post after the holidays. Wish I had access to my computer :(

I’ll post a link to these after New Years:

Pultec Chassis/Front panel
Ampeg B-15 amp chassis/Cabinet
Rackmount 1073
Fairchild Chassis/Front panel

Cheers,

Michael

Hello Michael,
if you could share that it would be great.

Thank you so much
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: sonolink on May 13, 2020, 06:38:49 PM
Oooh. I have some different Bo Hansen DI panels to contribute.  These panels are sized to use with the off-the-shelf Hammond 1455N1201 enclosure.


Well, you are very welcome to contribute :)
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: weiss on August 08, 2020, 05:11:31 AM
Updated (https://groupdiy.com/index.php?topic=73945.msg936272#msg936272)
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: sonolink on August 08, 2020, 08:21:37 AM
Excellent! Thanks Weiss ;)

Cheers
Sono
Title: Re: Front Panel Library Project.
Post by: Rocinante on August 08, 2020, 10:16:26 PM
I added to Weiss suppository of front panels. They include the Trident S800 and Nite EQ that other members created and are really nice.  Also included are my versions of Ian's Helios boards in a 1/2 rack and full 2 channel eq.   The Mitso's 312 with the illuminated buttons are laid out for 4 channels in a 1u and were a pita to get the pushbutton switches perfect but look great as well as my version of the w492 in a 2u package that fits audiox's pcb's.
I also included my version of Gustav's Phat Phet 1176 rev J he did and a 2 channel 1 u 1176.  Also included is Martin's 1290 but with pushbutton switches.  Some are worth it just for the scales that others and myself have created with cost in mind.  I have more FPD files in the cobwebs of my laptop and brain so just message me as I might have it.  I have built many projects from this site and it is only fair that I pay it forward.  I have also downloaded a bunch of files that seem to have dead links now.

Cheers
Dylan