Order front panel via TARGET 3001!
How do I order my Front Panel through Target?

Simply click on the bottom button which is displayed on the front panel toolbar (see image above).
When the next window opens, enter the front panel order details and your contact information.
Round off front panel corners in TARGET 3001!
How can I round off the corners of my front panel?
If you want to round off the corners of a front panel, click with the left mouse button exactly on the side of the rectangular outline on the front panel where you want to round off the corners.

This edge is highlighted and at the ends two small black boxes appear.

Now click with the right mouse button on the box in the desired corner.
The context menu of the box appears (Fig. see above).

Select the menu item “Round corner”.

Import DXF files for front panel into TARGET 3001!
How do I import DXF data?
Select “DXF” from the front panel toolbar “DXF” (see image above)
A dialogue provides information concerning filter restrictions that you accept and then press OK (see Fig. above).
In the Windows dialogue, select the * .dxf project that you wish to import.
Click “Open”.

Another dialogue window allows you to define the import options before the import process begins (see Fig. above).

To ensure the correct scaling settings, specify “Front Panel” as the target layer and check whether polygons should be displayed filled.
Press “Start” to activate the import procedure.

Insert bolts and bushes in my front panel in TARGET 3001!

How can I place bolts, press-in studs in my front panel design?

First perform a free TARGET 3001! version update (Menu: Help/Free Update) and also update the components database (Menu: packages/component browser) (Component browser, Menu: Update). Open the front panel component database for your project by clicking on the sign of the milling toolbar:



If you do not see the milling toolbar on the left edge of the screen, you can make it visible via Menu: View/Toolbars/Front-panel-toolbar. In the component database you can identify the press-in studs with their designation: CHC or CSS (see Fig. left).

The designation “Front” or “Back” indicates which side of the front panel the stud is pressed into.
Select the suitable press-in stud and place it in your front panel layout (Fig. see below).

Of course, the best way to place the studs are concentric with the mounting hole in the PCB layout (Fig. see below)

Concentric mounting of the bolt relative to the mounting hole of the PCB

The front side remains unaffected at this point. This function is available in Target 3001! from V15.
I would like to send you DXF data for production. What do I need to consider? If you want to send us DXF data, the data should contain the following information:
  • Only the outer contours of the front panel and the contours of the openings may be present.
  • The trace lines of the contours may only consist of a single line and must be closed.
  • The maximum line thickness is 0.3 mm.
  • Make sure that you do not have multiple lines drawn on top of each other.
  • The drawing must be drawn on a scale of 1:1.
  • All contours for milling must be located on a single layer.
  • Do not include print data in the DXF data, but as a separate file. We prefer the formats PDF or JPG, but we can also read in most of the other graphic formats.
  • The print data should have a resolution of 300 dpi.
What labelling options are there for your front panel?
On which front panel materials can they be applied?
Material Digital printing Laser engraving Machine engraving
Clear anodised aluminium X - -
Black anodised aluminium X X -
Blue anodised aluminium X X -
Green anodised aluminium X X -
Red anodised aluminium X X -
White powder coated aluminium X - -
Untreated aluminium (without anodised coating) - - X
Aluminium, chrome-plated on rear X - -
Transparent acrylic X X -
Black acrylic X - -
White acrylic X - -
Red acrylic X X -
Transparent red acrylic X X -
Bare FR4 - - -