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PolyBoard export and Optinest Part Number Confusion
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August 8, 2022 - 8:14 am
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Sorry for the delays, and thank you for your reply Mark.


Have a nice week, Alex

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Hello Mark,

Thank you, The matter is resolved.smile



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Hello Nadeem


The reason behind this is that if you nest multiple cabinets or projects from Polyboard to optinest, you will end up with lots of No1's relating to each project.

Optinest takes all of the parts and assigns all the parts a unique numerical number.


However.. and we had this problem. If you (and Im sure you do) print labels for each part on the optinest, you can add the polyboard number to the label inside the set up labels options.


This means your operator can attach the correct label with the optinest number and your assembly team can check the label and look for the polyboard number.

I also like to have the project name and also the cabinet name as if you have 3 cabinets in a project, they will all have a number 1 (right side) and if you have multiple customer projects as well, you will be able to cross-reference the customer name as well.


We usually nest 40+ cabinets at one time and this works perfectly for us.




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I have attached a simple cabinet file and some screen shots to explain the following Part Number Challenge that we face!


We use Polyboard Print Preview "Exploded assembly view" to help our staff assemble the Cabinets

We export the data to Opti Nest and get the "Post Processer Export" to generate the CAD files for our CNC machine.

The CNC operator pastes each label from Opti Nest print labels feature. 

We face the challenge that, the assembly team gets confused as part number from Opti Nest and Polyboard DO NOT match! and they cannot locate the parts using the labels pasted on each part.


Summary: we require Polyboard part number on Label printed by Opti Nest to help assembly team.

if you need any further details please let me know.


Best Regards,


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