I know there are a lot of CAD programs that you can use to design the artwork for front panels, but non of them ever seemed to fit my needs (in other words, I could never figure out how they worked). So, this is the program I wrote in order to do this job. Feel free to download and use. You will also find that you can also download the complete project for compiling this with Visual Studio 2015. So, if you need a feature or just don't plain like the way certain aspects of this program function, you can customize it to your hearts content. The program is written in C++ using the Microsoft MFC library.
All of the various objects are C++ classes. Currently, there are 19 objects. I tried to keep the structure as simple as possible. I feel this program should be readable by most intermediate level C++ coders.