Front Panel Designer category
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
would it be possible to add white to the color selection. i sure would appreciate it.
Posted By: Randy Humbert on Aug 13, 2010 04:15PM Category: Front Panel Designer
Thank you for contacting us concerning our materials.
Currently, there is no process available to make white anodized aluminum. We do, however, plan to offer powder coating in the near future. As white anodizing is currently impossible, it seems reasonable to expect that white will be one of the first choices available.
Also, depending on your needs, we may be able to recommend certain plastics that are also white. Feel free to give us a call to discuss these options.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Aug 13, 2010 05:09PMReply
I guess this isn't a bug, but an annoyance. The edit boxes in some dialogs aren't wide enough.
I assume this would be in several places, but the one that "bugs" me most is in the "Move Selected Objects" dialog.
e.g. If I change the absolute X position to say 11.9500 inches, it's not too bad while still in the dialog (left-justified with the 4th decimal point half cut off); but if I reenter the dialog the X value appears as "1.9600" with the most significant digit completely cut off. You need to enter the edit box and scroll it over to see the most significant digit.
The edit boxes simply need to be a bit wider.
Posted By: Ed Heitzman on Jul 26, 2010 08:25PM Category: Front Panel Designer
When you click back into the dialog box to edit the X value, the number will move around according to where you click. If for instance in 11.9512", you click on the very right edge of the 2, then the leading 1 will get cut off. If, however, you click on the decimal point, you will lose the 2 at the end of the number.
For those of us (like me) used to clicking on the right edge of a given number to edit it, this will take some getting used to!
While we could widen the box, when you start working on huge panels in metric, the boxes would need to get super wide to sufficiently display all the entries.
We will be sure to work on this for the next revision of the software, thanks for letting us know!
I hope this helps.
Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Jul 27, 2010 05:53PMReply