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  • Cavity Example


    I'm entirely new to FPE and had a tiny question. Could you please give me an example of a cavity?A pic would be nice.


    I have an LCD(50*40)mm which I need to put in a FP. The only way to hold the LCD in place is to create a cavity on the reverse side of the FP. This allows it to stay in place. I still have to support it from the reverse side, but I can take care of that.


    Will a cavity do such a thing?

    Posted By: Gerry S on Jun 18, 2011 08:05PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Option to break sharp edges

    It would be a nice feature to add the option for breaking sharp edges on panels.

    Some of the enclosures I have built, have caused some nasty cuts due to the razor sharp edges of the panels.


    This option could be added under the material selection.

    Currently the only way to do this is by verbal request.

    Posted By: Terry Best on Jun 02, 2011 05:59PM Category: Whishes

  • Can you tap heatsinks?

    I have some extruded heatsinks, to which I would like to screw-mount some transistors. Is your equipment capable of tapping one of these?


    Posted By: Douglas Krause on May 19, 2011 02:02PM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Registration marks on customer supplied panel

    For a customer supplied panel, what is the preferred method of including some sort of registration mark on the designed panel to aid in checking the layout?


    For example, I have a panel that already has screw holes. I'd like to include these in the panel layout so that when the page is printed I can use that to align the printout with the panel to make sure things are lining up. But this is not a set of holes to be drilled when the panel is fab'd by you.

    Posted By: Ron Wagner on May 14, 2011 01:59AM Category: Front Panel Designer

  • Concealed Mounting + Heatsinks

    Hi there,


    About to design an enclosure with you, and wanted to check if two things were possible. Basically I really like these enclosures (,_NAS,_and_Server_Cases) and would like to make something as close as possible... Sadly the manufacturer is unwilling to do one offs at different sizes! So I'm going to go to side profile 2 with you guys.


    So question 1 is whether there's any way to attach the front panel with concealed fastenings, rather than bolts through the whole front panel.

    Question 2 is whether there's any way to specify more of a heatsink style side profile for the case. Which isn't just for looks, actually, the components I'm using will be throwing off a lot of heat and I'd rather avoid needing to put a fan in the case...


    While I'm about it, Question 3 would be whether I can specify side profiles in different color anodized aluminum, or whether they have always to be natural.


    Thanks for any help you can give me,



    Posted By: Magnus Blair on May 06, 2011 09:20PM Category: Production

  • Resizing panel after designed

    I have a panel layout that I have finished. but realized it is not the correct size. I want to keep the designed exactly as it is on the panel. just extend each side slightly. every time i re size the panel it just adds the added length to one side of the panel. is there a way to center justify it keeping the layout centered??

    Posted By: Dave Meyers on Apr 27, 2011 04:07AM Category: Front Panel Designer

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