Building alcove shelves and cabinets

Polyboard’s Project Mode is a fantastic tool for setting up fitted furniture. Here’s a short video that shows how to set up a cabinet and shelf unit for fitting in alcoves. Polyboard can not only design your cabinet but using the Project Mode you can also draw the rooms adding simply textures and lighting to…

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How to use image files to enhance a Polyboard model

From version 5.10B of Polyboard you get some very neat render options. With improved lighting and shadows, these options will allow you to create more realistic images to present your projects. But with the possibility of applying an image directly to a Polyboard  panel  it now becomes possible to add some special effects that  makes…

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Using the 32mm system with Polyboard Cabinet Software

Using the 32mm system with Polyboard

The 32mm system is a method of cabinet construction based on using holes drilled regularly along vertical components at 32mm increments. These holes are then used to locate hardware to hang doors and place shelves. Polyboard can automatically drill the vertical separation with the necessary holes and place automatically the cabinet parts and hardware according…

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New features in Polyboard 5.01a1

New features in Polyboard 5.01a1

Including Polyboard dimensions, partial views, sections and exploded views Here’s a non exaustive list of new features in Polyboard 5.01a1 (released June 2013) This document presents the main new functions of Polyboard 5 compared to Polyboard 4. We do not list the functions that are still under development. One of the big changes in the…

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Applying several hardware fitting to a joint

Applying several hardware fitting to a joint

It’s easy to apply 2 or more fittings to one assembly detail, Polyboard just lets you add the fittings and their placement rules to a list associated with the joint. So in fact you can add as many as you want, not just 2. Applying cam and dowel fittings to the same joint: You can…

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How to add Plinths

How to add Plinths

It’s very easy to add plinths to a cabinet designed with Polyboard. As often though the difficulties arise when you have to adjust the details. In this video I show how to set up a plinth that on one site extends the full length of the cabinet and on the other the side is cut…

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Design furniture around columns

Design furniture around columns

Building a cabinet around a column or pillar requires a lot of extra time and effort if you are doing it manually. Polyboard has a very useful command that makes integrating pillars and columns fast and easy. This feature is called Unboxing. This is a rather obscure name for a very down to earth and…

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How to make drawers in Polyboard

How to make drawers in Polyboard

Inserting drawers into a cabinet with Polyboard is very easy. For a standard unit full of drawers just right click any volume and select Add Drawers. Polyboard will automatically calculate all the draws and their separate parts according to the current manufacturing method, very fast and efficient! But how do I make drawers with different…

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Designing furniture with SketchUp and Polyboard

Designing furniture with SketchUp and Polyboard

Polyboard is a great program for designing and manufacturing furniture and cabinets. Polyboard is great for modelling panels but when it comes to modelling specific details especially in solid wood construction, it can be useful to add elements using a CAD program. The CADD program you use for 3D modeling will depend on the result…

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How to shape boards in Polyboard

Polyboard as it name suggests works mainly with flat sheet material. Although limited to flat panels Polyboard has many features that enable you to give any shape to any specific  panel in your project. Any  basic shape can be simply drawn in CAD as polylines and imported into Polyboard. Shapes are of two sorts :…

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