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August 25, 2014
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Hi Ness,

 

Yes all good thanks. Just need to sort the grain on a couple of panels thats all. Will post all the jobs from start to finish when compleated in october.

August 25, 2014
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Hi Jim,
it’s good to know that it’s all working now.
Are the cutting lists okay for you?
All the best,
Ness

August 25, 2014
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Hi Ness, I have now got the latest version and its fine! must have been something odd in the old version…Thanks!

August 24, 2014
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Hi Jim,

Have you installed the latest version 5.12b?

If not can you download it and try again?

All the best,

Ness

August 24, 2014
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Hi ness no its just that panel in that project. A bug of some kind maybe?

August 24, 2014
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Hi Jim,

I loaded your project and had no problem with the nil panel.

Does this happen when you change other panels in other projects to nil?

ness

August 24, 2014
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Hi Ness thats exactly what i did but nill panel was not on that list. its normally at the top but wasnt….

August 24, 2014
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Hello Jim,

I’ve attached a zip file again to this post. Not sure why it didn’t show up in the other one.

To change the material on a drawer front, click on the set of drawers (multiple drawer, even if there’s only one) and then when it is selected, you should see the different individual drawers  in the properties menu.

select-drawer-fronts-01.jpgImage Enlarger

Click the + sign on the drawer you want to edit to open that individual drawer parameters.
This should give you access to the materials for the drawer front.

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All the best,

Ness

August 24, 2014
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Also I dont have nil panel as an option on the drawer front, I can use nil panel on any of the other parts of the drawer but not the front as its not on the drop down list for some reason?!

August 24, 2014
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Hi Ness, not sure if it’s me but i cant see a file attached?

August 24, 2014
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Brilliant, thanks Ness! enjoy whats left of the weekendLaugh

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Hi Jimbouk,

Nice talking to you on the phone the other day.

As promised here is a compressed file that contains the cutting lists of your project.

I put into the file a series of documents to show you what you can get out of PolyBoard.
As well as the project cutting list in text format I’ve added:
– the workshop document for one of the bits of furniture,
– the workshop document for the whole project,
-an example of the cutting list manipulated in a spreadsheet,
-an example of the cutting list exported to Opticut in PDF and an Opticut file,
-some DXF files,
-Sketchup file with the project in it.
The workshop documents in the DXF files are not really significant as you have no hardware or machining on the parts, but I just added them to show you what the program will output as separate drawings of each part.
For your question concerning the drawer behind drawers, I have made a short video showing how to do this, here’s the link:

https://vimeo.com/104188686/settings/embed

Hope I understood exactly what you are trying to do, if not tell me and I’ll try to adjust the technique.

All the best,
Ness

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jimbouk said
Hi Ness is there a way to set the grain to go on the mimimum capable dimension as a default so I dont have to go through every panel changing it?

Hi Jim,
sorry to say that there is no way of setting the grain direction to default to the minimum dimension of a panel.
PolyBoard will always default to the grain direction as shown in this picture:

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Change this you have to set each panel individually.
Cheers,
Ness

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Just to let everyone know we’ve increased the upload size for design files to 1MB to make sure you don’t have any upload issues. Sorry for the inconvenience, Jimbo

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Hi Jim…

It’s that pesky 3mm… You can either drop the 22mm to 19mm and bring the units in line….

or

You can reduce the depth of the middle unit to 667mm, this takes account of the slck on the other units end panels.

Dont think of it as the units are now a different depth. They are actually now the same.

Mark

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Thanks Mark. 

 

I am aware that option would work but i have designed it this way specifically. We will use inset blum soft close hinges on those gable ends.

As it happens we might have to make it as you suggested due to the type of material. However i would like to work out how to resolve this now for future units.

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Hi Jim

To correct the cabinets line up.

Working with the 2 outer cabinets that have the extended side panels. You will have to reduce the recess to -19mm as the additional 3mm is reducing the actual cabinets depth within the allowed space of 670mm as you are working with 19mm materials.

Just my two pennarth, but you would have to use either a 19mm spacer or a built in hinge with this arrangement to get the door to fit properly. Why not reduce this recess of -22mm (now -19mm) to zero and add end panels as an extra.

I have attached an updated version, you will have to change materials from your library, but I think it works better.

The robe with is reduced by 13mm per cabinet, but should not affect unless you are thinking of buying in standard doors.

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/19922571/mj%20dark%20wardrobe%20Revised.pb-proj

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Hi Ness is there a way to set the grain to go on the mimimum capable dimension as a default so I dont have to go through every panel changing it?

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Ness said
Hi Jim,

yes, sorry I had forgotten about the alignment issue that you had asked about.
Can you send me the PolyBoard file so that I can have a look at it?

In general, the cutting lists will take into account the grain direction that you have specified on each panel I could set you up a video to show how that works.

All the best,
Ness

https://www.dropbox.com/s/afx2818y0zgy6cy/mj%20dark%20wardrobe.pb-proj

 

https://www.dropbox.com/s/wilqa0cf99us9mo/out_of_line.png

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