Can you do chrome plating? If not, do you plan on providing this in a future?
Posted By: Abel Korzeniowski on Sep 22, 2010 01:52AM Category: Production
Thank you for contacting us about our material finishes.
We do not currently offer chrome plating, and it is something that we are very unlikely to offer in the future.
The best method to obtain such a finish would be to smooth out and polish your aluminum sheet, then clear coat it to prevent oxidation and preserve the finish.
Alternatively, you could take the plate and have it powder coated to look like chrome.
Lastly, there are metal finishing business able to chrome plate aluminum, though I believe it is somewhat uncommon.
I hope this information has been helpful for you.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 22, 2010 08:16PMReply
Thank you Paul.
Posted By: Sugar Free on Sep 24, 2010 08:52AMReply
Should the width of the side panels be the same as the cover panels?
I ask because in the templates the cover width,(top+bottom) is 85.80mm and the side panel width,(front+back) is 100mm
Using profile2 for the enclosure templates.
I need to adjust the top+bottom width to 70.mm
So should I adjust the front+back panels width to 70mm?
Or should it be 84.2mm? to make up the 14.2mm difference?
Posted By: Ray Sleeper on Sep 18, 2010 08:14AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding out Side Profile extrusions.
The cover panels should be 14.2mm narrower than the side panels. This is consistent with the dimensions found in the template.
I would always start by drawing the side panels to the dimensions you need, then reduce the cover panels accordingly.
Since you would like the top and bottom (cover panels) to be 70mm wide, you are correct in your calculation that you will want the front and back (side panels) to be 84.2mm.
Designing the first enclosure is always the toughest, let us know if we can be of any additional assistance.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 20, 2010 06:22PMReply
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Sep 20, 2010 07:19PMReply
Thats kinda what I figured, just wanted to be sure.
Posted By: Ray Sleeper on Sep 21, 2010 09:50PMReply
I am trying to build a rack mount enclosure that is about 20 inches long and I am working on the front panel now. How do I make the side and back panels to fit without using a template because none of the templates fit the size that I need?
Posted By: Emily Gidcumb on Aug 30, 2010 08:44PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is possible to incorporate a logo in JPG format to the designs of my panels?
Posted By: Josep Lopez on Aug 22, 2010 11:35PM Category: Front Panel Designer
It is indeed possible to add logos in Front Panel Designer, but they must be converted into vector-based files.
Here is a reasonable online tutorial for converting pixel based images to plt vector files that can be directly imported.
This document is a useful supplement if you intend to follow the directions above:
Of course, you are more than welcome to e-mail us your logo file, and we can let you know the associated costs of having us convert it for you.
Many thanks for your inquiry.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 23, 2010 08:56PMReply
In previous version, it was possible to set the default location for saved files. I'd like to see this back.
Also the Recent Files header is a bit sloppy. Why not put recently opened files directly at the bottom like most other software.
Posted By: Dan Santoni on Aug 17, 2010 01:22PM Category: Whishes
Thank you for the feedback concerning our software. I will forward your comments along to our software engineers.
I would mention, however, that the intention of the modifications to the "Recent Files" menu selection was intended to allow for a longer history of opened files without making the "File" drop down menu super long.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 18, 2010 07:29PMReply
I can understand why the Recent Files was done the way it is. However, it is more unwieldy than just having them visible. A limit could also be set by the user.
Posted By: Dan Santoni on Aug 18, 2010 09:30PMReply