November 8, 2013
Hi Mosa, that's right, you need to buy a CabinetFile to receive the cut lists and plans for your project. Along with this, we review and revise your project with you.
Please note, you can design in full with the free version you have. The only thing it doesn't do is give you the output. That's what you get with a CabinetFile. Best regards, Stefan
EDIT: we've updated our services. Now if you want to use the free version of Polyboard, all you now have to do is sign up for Premium Support. This includes a cut list and plans processing service free of charge. You don't need an activation code, just design with the free version, all design features are available, then send us your project and we'll send you the files you need to build it.
If you are a business you will eventually want to buy Polyboard outright so you can output all the manufacturing files yourself when you want. When you buy the software, we'll send you the Polyboard activation code which you put into the free version. This unlocks the output features.
If you have any questions, please just ask using our contact form or give us a call.
Thanks for reading!
November 22, 2016
October 4, 2012
Thanks for your message.
You only need the activation code if you buy the full version of the software.
The free version does everything except for output the manufacturing documents.
So you can start designing straight away.
You've then got 3 options for completing your projects:
1. As a Full member, you now have access to our paid CabinetFile and StairFile services.
Post your design on the forum and we'll give you the manufacturing documents you need to build your project.
We will also review and if necessary revise your project to make sure it is as easy to build as possible.
That way, you never have to buy the software, plus you've got Premium support on the forum and full access to all training resources.
Please note, these are paid services which you can order from this page (please log in first).
Buy this service here:
2. Buy the software to have print and export functionality integrated with the software.
In your case the Polyboard Lite version at £610 could be a good investment if you have several projects to build.
You can buy the software here:
3. Outsource cutting and machining to one of our Approved Suppliers.
Simply send your design file to them for processing before they send you back your parts ready for assembly.
You'll also then get Full membership free of charge.
Tell us where you are situated and we'll send you a list of suppliers in your area.
If you need any more information please don't hesitate to contact us.