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Advice on how to do design in Polyboard
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Kerf Works
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November 15, 2018 - 8:30 am
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Ness said

Yes we can certainly ask the developer team to include this feature in a future update. 

That would be great, Thank you.

Shall have a play with cutting the corner manually

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November 15, 2018 - 8:23 am
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Hi Joss,

Yes we can certainly ask the developer team to include this feature in a future update. 

If you use a Optinest post processor you are exporting the parts in DXF. You can load these files into CAD.

You can also use any of the DXF post processors in the list:

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In CAD all you have to do is to chop off the corners of the outline of the sides:

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The front and back can be cut using the existing outline (orange in the drawing here):

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You’ll still have the problem of round off in the corner of the notch.

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That’s a huge shame, especially for a program that the CNC output is its main feature. Currently it is something that wouldn’t work on a 3 axis machine and doesn’t feel like a complicated shape that we want to produce. Is this a feature that is going to be added? Can we please request that it is?

How do we export from PB to a CAD program so we can edited in an external program?

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Hi,

Sorry but I don’t know of a way to make the recess perpendicular to the face. The only solution I can think of would be to edit the parts in CAD before nesting.

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Ness

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Thanks I will have a play around to see if I can get it to do the same.

Is there a way to get the cut of the recess to be perpendicular to the surface rather than horizontal to the floor. That is the only bit I don’t think I can work out how to do now.

We only have a 3 Axis CNC machine and would like to be able to simply port all of the parts from Polyboard into Optinest.

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Hi,

To make these legs, set up a free shape cabinet with all panels set to side panels.

Incline the front and back. 

Exclude the top and bottom panels.

Set the front and back to priority.

Set the sides link to bottom as “recessed” to make the side panel narrower.

Set the links side to front and back as grooved and set the groove depth to the thickness of the front and back:

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You can then use inner tooling to shape the panels.

I attach and example file.

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We have a leg design that we would like to start doing in Polyboard – we are trying to move all of the design work across so not switching between programmes.

How would we do something like the following set of images? The cut outs are fine as know we can use an inner tooling but I am unsure on how we would do a joint like that.

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