By Miles Nicholson
A panel layout can be saved as a macro (template) and can be recalled for new projects thus speeding up your design process. The template panel layout can even include dimensions. This is extremely useful if you are trying to standardise on your design aesthetics.
Whether the layout template includes the cabinet or just the backplate depends on the type of cabinet e.g. wall mounted, floor standing or multiple compartment cubicle. It can also include fixings, gland plates, glands, trunking and DIN rail for example.