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WoodWop Post Processor
June 13, 2016
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Hi again, draw the curve or any shape you like as a polyline in a CAD package like DraftSight, save it as a DXF file, then import it into Polyboard. You can do this by opening up the Curves Library: Libraries > Open Curves > Add, then browse to the file you created:

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June 13, 2016
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Apologies for the delay in replying. We have noted your query and will get back to you. Thanks for your patience, Stefan

June 10, 2016
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Thank you Ness. I thought I must have been doing something wrong.

I will try it this way. I have one last question:

Which is the best way to create custom dxf arc profiles to use with edge tooling? (i.e. how did you make the ‘frontcurve010’)

N.B.: I signed up for full membership 🙂 

June 10, 2016
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Hi Ezekiel,

Your cabinet is set up with the curved sides applied with inner toolings this will create segmented polylines instead of arcs.

to create an outline with arcs you have to use the new edge tooling function.

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This has been added very recently so you will have to update your Polyboard to the latest version here:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/prmeua93wvmn4qq/installpolyboard.exe?dl=0

In the attached examples I have made a cut out on the tope and bottom that is similar to the side cut outs but using the new edge tooling.

You can see the MPR files that the sides cut with inner tooling are segmented polylines whereas the top and bottom are arcs.

Note that for this example output to go quickly, I have just used the auto numbering for MPR file names. The association of number to part name is in the rapport-pp file.

Top;0105.mpr;90;0;0;0;
Bottom;0106.mpr;90;0;0;0;
Left Side;0107.mpr;90;0;0;0;
Right Side;0108.mpr;90;0;0;0;

Hope this is helpful.

All the best,

Ness

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Here’s the file..

June 10, 2016
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Could you please tell me if this type of cabinet would post process as an arc or lines in an mpr format?

Please find project file attached.

June 10, 2016
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Hello Ness,

Thank you for the mpr. It’s great to see that the rounded contours open up as arcs in WoodWOP. Is it possible to see the

PolyBoard cabinet file of the attached MPR also?

June 9, 2016
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Hi Ezekiel,

I’m just answering for Stefan who’s away for a couple of hours.

I attach the mpr files for a simple box with a curved top and cut out:

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As you can see the mpr files are editable text files.

Most users don’t have to edit these files as the Polyboard functions are all pre-programmed into the file.

Hope this is helpful,

All the best,

Ness

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Hello Stefan,

I am currently having some fun with the free version. But would like to have post processing capabilities for my Homag machine soon by upgrading.

I want to know if the actual post processor text file is accessible for editing, not just editing parameters. Is it possible to get a look at

the post processor text file? I want to see if it is capable of doing certain things such as arcs.

If not, I don’t mind editing the post processor text file myself.

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Hello Ezekiel, Polyboard has a woodWOP post processor which is completely customisable. If you’re testing with the free version, you’ll see it greyed out here: File > Post-Processor Options. The paid Pro PP version allows you to access and edit all parameters. Here’s a screen shot of the options:woodwop_pp.jpgImage Enlarger

If you mean can you edit the actual post processor text file, you could do this with a text editor. All the best, Stefan

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Is it possible to edit the post processor? 

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