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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby acidum » Mon Aug 13, 2018 8:00 am

Does anyone know any good software for designing the front layout of buttons for a control panel?

I want to build one for NL2 of a decent size so planning is key.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby Comeagain? » Tue Aug 14, 2018 12:35 am

Pick your favorite CAD package. There’s nothing special for laying out buttons as far as I know. Plus you’ll end up with a good drawing to use as a template for cutting holes.

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby acidum » Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:27 am

Comeagain? wrote:Pick your favorite CAD package. There’s nothing special for laying out buttons as far as I know. Plus you’ll end up with a good drawing to use as a template for cutting holes.


Ok thanks. Sorry for the Triple Post. I'm new here and I thought the first 2 posts didn't post.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby thrillrider » Tue Aug 14, 2018 6:54 am

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby ControlsEE » Mon Aug 20, 2018 6:27 am

acidum wrote:Does anyone know any good software for designing the front layout of buttons for a control panel?

I want to build one for NL2 of a decent size so planning is key.


Draftsight is a Free AutoCAD alternative that I use to design things at work and Automation Direct has CAD dwg's of almost everything the sell, which include 30mm PBs.

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby acidum » Mon Aug 20, 2018 7:53 am

ControlsEE wrote:
acidum wrote:Does anyone know any good software for designing the front layout of buttons for a control panel?

I want to build one for NL2 of a decent size so planning is key.


Draftsight is a Free AutoCAD alternative that I use to design things at work and Automation Direct has CAD dwg's of almost everything the sell, which include 30mm PBs.


Awesome, Will check it out. Thanks!
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby DJeXeL » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:37 pm

^Another good option is Adobe Illustrator.
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby hendrixmarshalljames » Wed Aug 29, 2018 6:41 pm

I have one for me and my last girlfriend...
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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

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Re: The Control Panel Enthusiast Thread

Postby acidum » Thu Oct 04, 2018 3:49 pm

I made a 6 button panel for NL2 for a client.
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