Wood Designer forum
October 4, 2012
Thanks for answering Peter, Mark. As usual a great answer and I liked you crown moulding.
I fully agree with Mark as to the usefulness and limits of Polyboard .
How one uses it depends on one’s priorities as Mark says it’s a great production tool but when you need more detailed presentations you’ll have to export the DXf files into a CAD program (if necessary, I can send you a 3D DXF of your projet) .
I use SketchUp and it’s “follow me” tool to drag a profile around the Polyboard model. This litterally takes a couple of minutes to add mouldings to complexe shaped cabinets:
But for the vast majority of my projects Polyboards 3D displays are usaully more than enough for my presentation purposes.
I find that it’s always a question of knowing how much work to put into presentations.
This varies between projects, clients and how each person works.
I know that I have put a lot of work into presentations for bigger projects but have usually found that it has not been useful to have photo realistic models to convince my customers.
For most people I work for Polyboard presentations sometimes spiced up with a bit of SketchUp are easily enough to give them an idea of what I’m offering.
All the best,
you can put both on the model in polyboard, however you cannot show the moulded profile. You can do this if you export it to sketchup or another cad package and add the profile to the part.
im sure Ness will find the video.
i like to think of polyboard as a production system and it will give me the exact sizes of the skirting, including the mitre position and oversized portion for scribing etc for my workshop. We generally use six profiles as standard for the choice of skirting and therefor I name the skirting model something like ‘skirting tourus’ so that the workshop know which profile to add to the cut board. I include a picture of the relevant skirting profile with the visual for clarification to the client unless I feel like doing the extra CAD work…. Which to be honest I dont!
i have used polyboard for some time now and no system is perfect. The visuals and the face frame (for you guys in the US) are the ones where it is not a great fit, both myself and Ness keep thinking of workarounds etc. But the design and cut listing for the production is near perfect and if you are a workshop throwing out lots of cabinets it saves a lot of time.