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Polyboard and Quick Design Libraries: New Feature Updates
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We are pleased to announce that the newly released Polyboard 7.04b is now available and includes a new generation of post processors.

EDIT 30/07/20 : minor update 7.04c has now been released to fix a DXF inner tooling/groove issue.

This development supports our goal to maintain Polyboard as one of the best design to manufacturing solutions on the market.
That means reliable and automated output of your cut list, plans and CNC files every time.

The developer team have completely re-written Polyboard’s post processors using a new coding system which will enable us to add a host of new features in the future.

For now, we have a range of updates to announce, more will follow. These primarily relate to CNC production:

1. Enhanced machining flexibility with a new Tool Identifiers library to enable you to use different tools for machining operations of the same type.
For example, cut a rectangle in a panel with one tool but cut a circle with a different tool.

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The library is sorted by machining type:

  • Milling
  • Sawing
  • Pocketing
  • Drilling

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2. For SCM CNC machine users using Polyboard’s post processor to export Xilog files, it’s now possible to export a machine file per panel face.

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3. The NC-HOPS post processor now allows a user defined default drilling code and tool name to speed up production management.

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4. There is a new Data Range feature that allows you to place a specific hardware according to the size of the panel or the space available inside a cabinet.

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This is used in conjunction with the Fitting Links.

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5. A new Purge Command which automatically deletes unnecessary links created in a Fitting Links sub-method.

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6. This release has also fixed issues with DXF exports, edges application whilst using face frames, and the Regular Drillings sub-method.

If you need further advice on any of these features, please ask on the forum.

The latest version of Polyboard is available for download here (please log in first).

Thanks for reading.

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Hi everyone. We have a number of minor updates to report:

  • 7.01n – to fix a plinth positioning bug
  • 7.01q – corner cabinet fix when editing using the free shape tool so the shelf is calculated correctly
  • 7.01r – fix when opening the bar library
  • 7.01s, 7.01t – incorporation of new antivirus certification controls, alleviating recent false positive warnings and related issues
  • 7.02, 7.02a – fix for management of framed structures
  • 7.02b – fix for drawer front structures anomaly
  • 7.02c – fix for 3D display of drawers and fittings

Thank you to all those who reported issues, and for your patience whilst we’ve addressed them.

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Hi again, quick follow up post…

In fact the latest version is Polyboard 7.01m. This minor update from 7.01k includes a single bug fix which stopped one of our models from opening correctly (metal-wood-dining-room).

Thanks

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Hi all,

A new version of Polyboard 7.01k is available for download on our website as usual.

Just to confirm again, please do not uninstall your current version. Just install the new version which automatically replaces your current version.

For those who have not yet done so, please subscribe to this topic by clicking on the Subscribe button at the bottom of the page. You’ll then automatically receive an email notification when this forum thread is updated.

This release covers both fixes and improvements.

Fixes first:

  • It fixes a bug during export when the grain direction option is activated, now the machined faces have priority.
  • It also corrects anomalies that caused Polyboard to close when deleting materials when using the Modify Style function (Magic Wand).

And now improvements:

  • A small modification was made in the order of application of the sub-methods so that the sub-method Assembled Parts applies before the Materials Style and so before the structure as well (new tab added since the version 7). Until now, the structure was deleted when the Assembled Parts sub-method was applied.
  • When saving version 6 settings and restoring in version 7, Polyboard did not respect the sort order of the sub-methods if you had changed the order in version 7. This feature has been improved and the sort order is respected, especially useful for drawer sub-methods.

Anomaly in QuickDesign Libraries:

There is an error in the drawer naming within the Tools > Preferences > Facade Components > Drawer settings. The names do not correspond to the names of the sub-methods that define the drawer dimensions (see image).

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This creates an error in the design of the drawer.

In principle the correct order corresponding to the correct drawer size is the one below:

Drawer 1 > 400
Drawer 2 > 450
Drawer 3 > 500
Drawer 4 > 550

Until this error is corrected, you can make the change yourself in the Tools > Preferences menu if you wish.

Thank you for taking the time to read this briefing note and see you soon.

The Wood Designer Team

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Polyboard 7.01g is now available to download. This fixes an issue to do with the placement of hardware in drawer construction, see the image below showing the issue on the left, then the fix on the right in the latest version. Thanks

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We have released a series of minor updates to Polyboard: 7.01d, 7.01d1, 7.01e and the latest 7.01f, currently available for download on our website.

These address some fixes around single panels edging, in how the post processor exports were managed, and finally in relation to how duplicate models were created within Project Mode.

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to say Polyboard 7.01c is now available for download on the website. It fixes an issue the previous version had in using double backs in lateral zones.

All the best,

Carole

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Hi everyone,

Do you want to know how to restore in Polyboard 7 all the hardware, materials, methods and manufacturing sub-methods you have created in Polyboard 6?

This video shows you how to do it.

https://vimeo.com/wooddesigner…..9ce833e5ae

All the best

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Hi everyone,

Just a quick note to inform you that Polyboard 7.01b is now downloadable on our website.
This update addresses several minor bugs with the new version.

All the best

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Hi everyone,

I’m happy to announce the release of a major update to Polyboard, version 7. In fact it’s called 7.01a.

The latest version of Polyboard is available for download here

Also on that page are the new Quick Design Libraries, which include a new set of toolbars to accommodate the most commonly used new features.

For full details, read our Polyboard 7 new features article here.

Please contact us if you would like to upgrade from version 6 or earlier.

If you have any questions on the new features, please post on the Polyboard forum.

We’ll be publishing more information over the coming weeks and months too.

And as usual, within version 7 we will continue to release further improvements over time.

Thanks for reading!

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We have a new version of Polyboard 6.07c. This is to fix recent intermittent false positive warning with some anti-virus software. You can download the latest version of Polyboard here.

Thank you for your patience if you experienced one of these issues.

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We have a new version of Polyboard, 6.07, available for download on our website. This includes a new save and restore feature, an easy and safe way to back up your Polyboard settings and restore them:

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Settings that can be saved include your libraries, manufacturing methods, textures folder, printer and post processor set ups. Please note, some aspects of how you like to set up your Polyboard environment e.g. position of tool bars, are not included.

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Hi, we’ve just released Polyboard 6.05h1. This fixes a bug with the 2D plan view in the previous version. Thank you

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Hi everyone, Polyboard 6.05h is now available for download and comes with a Turkish language option.

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Click here to download the latest version of Polyboard.

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Today we’re announcing the release of an update to Polyboard, version 6.05f.

This includes the Vietnamese language:

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…and also an additional feature within the Direkt NC-HOPS post processor that allows you to include outlines of each part in the export. This allows output of all the data you need for the use of .hop files with a nesting CNC manufacturing process:

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As usual, this version is now available for download here:

https://wooddesigner.org/suppo…..-download/

That page also includes some really useful new Quick Design Toolbar and Project videos as well, recently announced in our newsletter.

Thanks for reading…

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Hi everyone, just a quick note to say Polyboard 6.05d is now available for download on the website. It fixes an issue the previous version had with the creation of walls in Project Mode. All the best, Stefan

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Hello everyone,

Our latest Quick Design libraries have been updated with a new extra tool bar “Quick Design 3D”.

This tool bar groups together some useful 3D commands.

To install the the latest tool bars just download the Quick Design installer and run the “InstallQuickDesign-pro-en.bat” file.

See the video “2. Installing the Quick Design environment and toolbars” on the Polyboard download page here:

https://wooddesigner.org/suppo…..-download/

Once installed Polyboard will show the tool bars like this:

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Each tool bar will be displayed dynamically according to mode that you are working in.

Quick Design Project:

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Quick Design Cabinets

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Quick Design 3D

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The Quick Design Methods tool bar will be displayed in cabinet edit mode and the 3D window.

We are working on some videos explaining the best way to use Quick Design tool bars.

All the best,

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Hi everyone, this is the first post of a new thread we have locked to the top of the Polyboard forum.

We’ll let you know here when we have Polyboard feature updates. You can bookmark this page or even better you can subscribe to this topic to receive an email every time there is an update.

Here’s our first update:

We have just released a new version of the Quick Design Libraries Pro edition, available to Premium Support subscribers, which includes:

1. Updated Legrabox drawer hardware with the option of adding support brackets between the drawer bottom and front.
2. New Cabineo nesting hardware and methods. This hardware element is the latest nesting hardware from the Swiss company Lamello.

Thanks for reading, please let us know if you have any comments.

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