Front Panel Designer category
I wish to make an oval shaped slot that has beveled edges. how can i do that?
So for example I want a .5" wide by 2" long oval slot with a 45 degree bevel on the inside edge. (not actual dimensions just for example)
Posted By: Dave Meyers on Apr 04, 2011 01:57AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us with your question.
I sent you an e-mail today with the desired object. Essentially, I created the oval in a 3rd party CAD program, then imported it as a free contour.
The beveling is done by special request. Notes for this can be left in the Remarks for Production in the front panel properties, or in the Shipping and Other tab in the ordering program.
Do not hesitate to let us know if you have additional questions.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Apr 05, 2011 09:27PMReply
I will be sending in my own panels for machining, however I am unsure as to how thick I should state they are in the FPE software.
The panels have "flanges" along their "circumference," used for mounting the side and top panels to the front and rear panels. Think of these as angle brackets which are permanently welded to the panel.
Further, the panels have actually been milled so that the bulk of the area is thinned out even further. This picture should (I hope) demonstrate what I mean:
All cutting would be in the thinned area only.
Given the thinned part is 4mm thick, the panel proper is 8mm thick, and the panel + flanges is 12mm high when laid on its back, which number should I put into the software?
I would guess 4mm, since this is the thickness to be cut. However, I am uncertain of how the cnc software actually works, if it is concerned with the thickness to be cut, or the total height of the total piece of metal.
I hope this all makes sense, it is rather confusing :( I am happy to clarify anything and everything.
Posted By: Douglas Krause on Apr 03, 2011 10:06PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding your project.
You are quite correct, 4mm is the correct choice in this situation.
It is also worth mentioning that we verify all panel dimensions when we receive customer provided material, and we will adjust the thickness if necessary.
If we can be of any additional assistance, please let us know.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Apr 04, 2011 05:07PMReply
How can I select a line engraving not by the middle but by the left ou right corner. It's for join two line with 90°
In the older release, it's is possible.
Posted By: NOËL François on Mar 13, 2011 10:08AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding Front Panel Designer.
In our current release, there are eight small black squares available around the perimeter of a line engraving when it is selected.
The centered black boxes at the end of each line can be dragged to lengthen the line, while the entire line can be selected and dragged to move its position (much like what I believe you describe from our previous releases).
The important consideration is that in order to move the line and not adjust its length or angle, you must click and drag within the body of the line.
It is possible that I have misinterpreted your question, so please let me know if I can provide any additional assistance.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Mar 15, 2011 10:37PMReply
I am designing a case for a VHF Transverter for amateur radio use.
I will use side profile 2 - 56mm high
Case will be 200mm x 250mm
I can find the dimensions of the cavity on the cover panels ok but how do I insert those onto a panel
I downloaded the templates but can't see where on the cover panels the slot information for the cavity is entered
hope that makes sense!
Posted By: Simon Lewis on Feb 24, 2011 11:23AM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding our enclosures.
To insert a cavity onto the panel, go to the "Insert" drop down menu and select "Cavity". From there, you can click the "M" key on the keyboard to specify where to place the cavity, then after you click "OK" another box will appear for the dimensions.
You can view more information regarding these procedures in our tutorials:
Also, we are available by e-mail to check over your design before ordering, or to offer additional technical support.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Feb 24, 2011 05:47PMReply
excellent! super service and I will check with your team before order that its all ok and I did the right thing :)
Posted By: Simon Lewis on Feb 24, 2011 10:47PMReply
who should I send the file to for checking?
I priced the panel but seems expensive to create a panel to fit .. so def needs checking!
pls advise what email to use
Posted By: Simon Lewis on Mar 03, 2011 06:55AMReply
Go ahead and send the file(s) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Mar 03, 2011 05:20PMReply
I am sourcing and gathering parts for a PASS DIY build theese days, and found out about this place through some threads on a diy forum. If I can get the entire enclosure from here, that be best. I don't need to order from hifi2000 and then get another panel. Much better from one place. BUT, I have tried the panel designer, and I don't understand how to make a full enclosure....
Posted By: Kenneth Rørås on Feb 22, 2011 01:17PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us regarding your project.
To design an entire enclosure in our software, you will need to design each side as a separate panel. We have a collection of datasheets for the extrusions we offer, and they can be found here:
Your needs will often dictate which products must be used to complete your project, and I would invite you to e-mail me at email@example.com to further discuss the details of your project.
If, by chance, you happen to live in Europe, you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance from our sister company in Berlin.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Feb 22, 2011 10:02PMReply
Thank you. I'll take a look at the link and get in touch with Berlin when I have som more questions :)
Posted By: Kenneth Rørås on Feb 23, 2011 01:14PMReply
I am new to your tool and cannot figure out how to add a rabbit cut around the outside edge of the panel. This is needed to allow the front panel to slide into a slot on the rack assembly. The rabbit is about 1.27mm deep and 1.27mm wide.
Posted By: Larry Grandstaff on Feb 04, 2011 08:54PM Category: Front Panel Designer