July 8, 2016
November 8, 2013
Hi Luke, thanks for joining Wood Designer. You’ve got access to the free version of Polyboard right now. You can complete your project designs in full with that. What you cannot do is output the cut lists, plans and other manufacturing files (for CNCs for example).
You’ve got 3 options open to you to get all that…
1. Buy the full version outright so you can ouptut the manufacturing docs yourself.
This makes sense for businesses doing lots of projects.
2. Use the CabinetFile service. You need to be a Full member (currently £10/month) to access this but you need to pay for each project on top of your Full membership. With this service, you post your design on the forum and we’ll process it for you. We’ll also carry out an expert review and revise it where necessary with you.
We’ve got the same set up for stairs…using the free version of StairDesigner with our StairFile service.
This service makes sense for individuals doing 1 or very few projects where buying the software isn’t worth the money. It is also useful for businesses that want to test things out fully (and get some help with their first project) before buying…we refund the cost of 1 Cabinet/StairFile if you go on to buy.
3. Finally, you can send your design file created with the free version of Polyboard to an approved supplier to cut and machine your parts for you. You’ll also get Full membership and all the training resources and support that comes with that free of charge.
This final option is good for individuals or businesses that want to outsource cutting the parts and focus on design and assembly.
Hope that makes sense. Ask if you have any other questions. We can also set up an online demo of the software and go through all your options at the same time again if you wish. Just let me know.
Certainly, Polyboard design is very different from drawing by hand or with CAD. Once you get going, it is a lot faster, and every time you make a change, your cut lists and plans are automatically updated. It really cuts down on errors.
As it’s parametric, editing the design is very fast too. You can do it right there with your client if you wish.
All the best, Stefan
July 8, 2016
Hi.. Good to be here. I’ve ended up here from youtube and via the Polyboard website.
The allure of the auto cutlist feature is what influenced me. I’m normally a sketchup user and tend to build things from scratch on paper. The automatic functions of Polyboard have got me exited as I’ve longed for such a programe.
Erm… From the intro video. It seems that the £10 a month membership doesnt include the auto cut-list.. And that in order to use that function regularly one must purchase ‘the’ software. ? Is that so?
Please help me to clarify as I’m feelingn a bit confused..
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