When working with hardware in Polyboard, our cabinet design software, the key thing you need is 100% accurate manufacturing information, whether that’s the machining operation for your CNC, or the exact position of the holes in your workshop plans.
You can create positioning rules and style sheets for your favourite hardware, so application is done with the click of a button.
However you can also include 3D visuals, not so important for hidden drawer runners and hinges, but useful for exposed components like the Hafele coat hooks in this project.
3D hardware set up
We have 3D models already in our Quick Design libraries (a range of handles for example), and can help with the set up of your own models if you request that on the forum or during 1-2-1 training.
But if you want to do it yourself, you’ll find that Hafele and many other manufacturers provide the files we need.
Here we can download a 3D DXF file in the required Polyface format.
The file is then decomposed or split into a series of simpler geometries in a CAD package so it’s ready to import into Polyboard, more specifically into the 3D Accessories library.
This particular piece of hardware has two 3D visual components, with the hook out and ready to use, and with it folded away, so we created one visual for each.
Finally within Polyboard’s Single Panel Fittings library we’ve combined the machining operation for the hardware and the 3D visual.
So both are covered:
- Whenever you apply one of these coat hooks, you’ll see it in your client presentations.
- And the required cut out or tooling in your panel material will be included in the manufacturing output.
Download coat rack model and Hafele hardware
Please click here to download this Polyboard coat rack model.
In order to open this model, please make sure you are using the latest version of Polyboard.
The hardware itself is included in the model. We’ve also used 2 textures/image files for the walls and floor that aren’t in the Quick Design libraries. These are included in the download as well.
If you would like to add this hardware to your own libraries, here’s a nice video on how to do that.
Want to find out more?
Polyboard’s libraries are well stocked with hardware and manufacturing methods already, but they can be completely customised to your way of working.
You can do that yourself with the help of our Polyboard hardware video tutorials, advice on the forum and screen sharing sessions, or we can do it all for you with our Polyboard library set up service.
Register for free here to download Polyboard and test it out for yourself.
For more information, or to arrange an online demonstration, please contact us or leave a comment below.