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    Hi, just wanted to introduce myself and a problem that has me stuck. I'm Jeff and having a heck of a time trying to figure out how to make a bulged rectangle for the shape of my panel. The panel will fit in A Seahorse 520 case which has radiused sides and corners and is not a perfect rectangle. I've tried to used the curved slot tool to shape the rectangle but it's giving me fits and I just can't seem to get it right. I'm computer savy but not Cad savy so there is a bit of a learing curve. If I can get the basic panel shape down adding the rest of the data shouldn't be an issue. Below is a picture of the panel with dimensions and I am hoping that someone can help me figure out how to successfully draw the basic panel shape or give me some advice on what I need to do. I would be nice if there were a template for cases like these or if we could import a DXF file (I have this drawn in Autocad). ANy help would be appreciated:

     

    Posted By: Jeff Schaber on Dec 02, 2008 08:45PM Category: Front Panel Designer

    Hi Jeff,

     

    You don't have to to design this shape in Front Panel Designer. The combination of several curved slots can be tricky especially when smooth arc-arc transitions are needed. We can import dxf files for 'complicated' outer shapes in our milling files so that panels aren't only restricted to rectangular or circular shapes.

     

    In Detail:

     

    Just design the panel in a rectangular shape (in your case 14.17" x 16.63").

     

    Place all cutouts and engravings as wanted. Please add a note for us that you want the shape modified by dxf import and submit your order as usual. As soon as we receive your dxf file (please send to order@frontpanelexpress.com with the reference number of your order) we will let you know the additional cost for the modification, usually between $15 and $45.

     

    It is also possible to provide just a pdf with the dimensions you want and let us do the rest.

     

     

    Posted By: Diane Haensel on Dec 03, 2008 05:48AM

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