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    How do I design a rectangular panel (5"x24") with a (2" radius) semi-circular cutout on the bottom middle edge?


    The panel replaces a boat dash panel. The cutout is needed to clear the steering column.



    Posted By: Keith Bigger on Jan 05, 2011 04:13PM Category: Front Panel Designer

    Hello Keith,


    Thank you for contacting us regarding your project.


    You can add the 2" semicircular cutout on the bottom edge by first creating a D-hole on the panel. I would use a single D-hole with -90 degrees of rotation, a 4" diameter, and 2.125" of width.


    This will create the proper object, but you will still need to place it. Do note that the reference point for a D-hole is the point that would be the center if the D-hole was made into a full circle, if you position the D-hole 0" from the edge of the panel, the cutout will overhang a little bit and you will have a good transition between that shape and the exterior shape of the panel.


    Let us know if you have any additional questions.


    Kindest Regards,

    Paul Birkeland

    Customer Service

    Posted By: Paul Birkeland on Jan 05, 2011 05:03PM


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