Create main plate

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Without a main plate there is no design – after creating a new front panel by clicking File > New the properties dialog box for the main plate always appears. Specify your basic shape – rectangular, elliptical, or user-defined contour –, its dimensions and edge design as well as the basic material. Assistance is available for configuring main plates for 19" modules.


Basic shape, dimensions etc.

Description of the available basic shapes and their associated dimensions

Free contour

Requirements for vector graphics to create a free contour as the basic shape


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Edge machining

The front and rear outer edges of the main plate can each be beveled or rounded

Dimensions for 19" systems

Dimensions also in height and width units for use as a 19 "module