Design Your Enclosure

We strive to make the design process simple for you, whether you are an expert in enclosure design, or an electronics professional who is experiencing custom enclosures for the first time. Click on the tabs below to learn more.

Automatic Enclosure CAD Template Generator

This free, easy-to-use tool will design a blank enclosure for you in a CAD format of your choice, and email it to you right away. All you have to do is open the design in your own CAD package, and add details such as custom cutouts, fasteners, brackets, partitions, and hardware. In addition to saving time by doing part of the work for you, you can also be assured that the basic enclosure design can be manufactured by Protocase, thereby avoiding time-consuming rounds of design submission, rejection, and modification. Please see our Terms & Conditions .

Step 1: Sign-in:

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Note: You can sign in using your Protocase Designer username and password, if you have already registered using that software.

Step 2: Choose your Enclosure Style:

Step 3: Provide Details for your Enclosure:

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Rackmount template

Rackmount enclosure dimensions
Material Type
Material Thickness - Chassis
Material Thickness - Cover
Material Thickness - Front Panel
(Please Note: Per industry norm, we recommend choosing a Front Panel thickness that is 2 gauges thicker than the other parts of your rackmount. For example: If your chassis and cover use an 18 Gauge metal, you should choose 14 Gauge for the front panel thickness.)
Material Thickness - Rear Panel
Front Panel Height:
Width (inches):19"
Depth (inches):
File Format

Step 4: Review and Submit:


Please note: By default, Protocase creates rackmount CAD templates per our manufacturing standard. The rackmount's front panel will be the full U height you require, however, the side panels and rear outside height will be 0.25" (6.35mm) shorter than the front panel. This is standard to ensure proper clearance when the rackmount enclosure is installed in a cabinet with other rackmount enclosures.

If you require a full-height rackmount chassis, i.e. you want your rackmount's side panels and rear to be the same height as the front panel, you can adjust the rackmount template in your CAD software of choice. Alternatively, our Engineering & Design Services team would be happy to make this adjustment for you - please specify you require a full-height rackmount chassis when you submit your order.

Once you've checked to see that your information is correct, please
press the submit button to begin processing your template request.