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End and center panels

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February 16, 2021 - 9:08 am
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Surface split divides a material in same material thicknesses by default, make sure you have enough thickness beforehand!


You can create your own materials style,


First create new division in preferences

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After that create your own sub-method to assign materials style to each type.

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Now if you want you can create a structure 9+12mm


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then add into materials style structure to add them when using this sub method materials style


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I really need you to upload your cabinet to see what you did on it


All the best, Alexandre

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Hi Alex 

Thanks for starting to point me in the right direction. 

How do I go about creating a new profile for the add upright menu? What I’m trying to achieve is to add new profiles to the upright menu,9,12,18 plus the thickness split of 9&12 giving 21 instead of the 19mm that is standard in the menu. 

So basically what I’m trying to do is have a upright menu tailored to my work flow giving the options above. With one click placing what I need instead of going into other menus and making adjustments.

This is the error message I get when trying to use the thickness split on the end panel. I have tried allowing more space on the overhang to begin with e.g 25mm  thinking this would then give the option to allow me to split it but I still get error message.  

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I need to be able to produce this in a way that the paperwork for the workshop can put it into production. Having trouble getting it to work.

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The door is initially made up with an outer frame with butt joints that will be rebated on the back 18mm deep and 15mm wide. Then 18mm center panel will dropped in the whole door flipped over and the the 2 rails glued to the front. 

Door 28mm thick, 18mm center panel, 10mm center rails.

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I managed to get to this stage by thickness split and surface split but cant get it to sit right and give correct cutting list.

The left door is what I get doing this way.

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Hi Nigel,

Sorry for the delay, so I will answer you in several steps

1°) You can add new elements or rename them in menu Tools>Preferences

then adjust the numbers of elements you need and rename them

If you rename them take care that you don’t create trouble with a sub-method!

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2°) for this part can you send me a quick drawing of your needs, to show how you want to do this?


3°) can you send me your cab so I can see how you did it

I don’t see another solution, you should create thickness split before assembly 

please find attached the file upload

All the best, Alexandre

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Hi Nigel, I’ll let one of the technical team answer, but just to let you know I’ve moved your topic into the Polyboard forum. You were logged in with a free subscription, can you use your Premium Support subscription if you need to reply. Any problems, just send me a message on the contact form please. Thank you

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Hi Guys

1) Could you let me know how to add sheet material to Add upright type menu or how dose the search function work?

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2) If I have a 21mm overhang on the faceframe of the cabinet and I add an upright to the external zone, Im then not able to use the thickness split to give me 12mm and 9mm giving me my 21mm end panel. Or am I and Im going around it the wrong way? 

3) When drawing certain cabinet doors I would like to be able to add a center panel that I have made. To make up the door I go into assembly set door out with butt joints and 15mm rebate, 18mm center panel. This is were Im stuck, I then need to add 2 rails but the rails need to be 10mm thick and added to the front of the 18mm giving 28mm overall. I dont want them to split the panel into 3 as I will glue these rails onto the front once the door is glued up. Giving the effect of a 3 panel door. I have tried to make the panel up using thickness split and surface split to some success but when you add it to the door the rails are to short.

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