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 Post subject: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:10 pm 
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Does anyone know where I can get a vector drawing of an entire ATX backplate?

Something like this - but just a simple line drawing with measurements?
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I'd prefer not to have to dig one of my rigs out of storage just to measure the backplate - I haven't yet moved my stuff into my new apartment and don't have a PC case at hand.

Thanks in advance.
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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:33 pm 
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Hey Langer, I just ran across your PrometheusCU build; it looks great--looking forward to seeing it finished. As far as back plates, I have not been able to find a spec that covers the dimensions of the PCI slots and the spec that covers the ATX form factor is poorly dimensioned. I was able to find a model of one here:
http://scc.jezmckean.com/cat/19
and converted it to a format I could use, but I don't know if you want to rely on someone else’s modeling. At some point I am going to have to measure one of my old cases. When I do, I will provide a pdf (with all necessary dimensions) of the back plate I am designing for my computer chassis.
I have seen a few people asking for the same information on this forum.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:44 pm 
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Thanks a lot for that - the image you see above is actually from the Sketchup collection of the atx-backplate. But I've never used sketch-up (solidworks and inventor are my mediums) and I couldn't figure out how to export the drawing to an elevation view of the backside.

My computers are all in storage at the moment and this old promac tower that I'm using doesn't have and modelling apps on it.

I need to leave for denmark tomorrow night, and the parts I'm drawing are to be dropped off at the machine shop tomorrow morning.

So I have a bit of a time-sensitive issue here.

Thank you very much for the kind support in regards to PrometheusCU - I too look forward to seeing it completed, one day.
I plan on posting a large update for that project to coincide with the commencement of my new mod - project: Helios.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:51 pm 
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I thought that was were you got the image. I can send you a *.stp file of the the back plate by email. The file format will work with solidworks. You would have to give me your email address.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 5:52 pm 
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You will probably still have to remodel it before you can dimension off of it though. Sketchup does not import very well.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:04 pm 
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Thank you very much for the kind gesture man. I really appreciate it, however...

An amazingly awesome cat named Josh sent me an email with no text, just an attachment in the form of an EPS file.

Whoever you are - THANK YOU SO MUCH.

In the interest of saving anyone else from this headache I've uploaded the *.eps file to my server and now offer it up to the community as a small sign of my appreciation!

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*click for download*

*j


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:39 pm 
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Good luck man, look forward to seeing your design finished. I think the Josh that sent you the file is the same guy that had an awesome case design posted up on another site.


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:44 pm 
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Josh is NFC over on XtremeSystems, I learned this after writing the above post. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Where can I get an ATX backplate diagram?
PostPosted: Mon Sep 06, 2010 7:44 pm 
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Thank you, and you have no idea how much I appreciate that file! It's going to help me immensely as well, thank Josh for me also!


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