Project mode

In Cabinet Mode you design a single piece of furniture. In Project Mode you create the environment (normally the room layout) of your project.

You are then able to quickly position, move and modify individuals units within it. Project Mode is great for 3D presentations and assembly plans, and to check your project is workable in situ.

It also allows you to build more complex units in smaller parts, so they are easier to design and manufacture.

Drawing a room with coordinates

How to use the surface drawing editor to draw a room to precise dimensions. Once you get the room dimensions accurately set up, it’s very easy to add cabinets and other furniture and resize them to fit perfectly.

If you just want to quickly test setting up a room without the exact dimensions, in the wall edit tool leave ‘Align to Grid’ activated.

Adding openings with coordinates

How to use the wall edit tool to create openings for windows and doors.

Adding images to your project

You can apply any image file to any surface in PolyBoard. This makes it possible to show doors and windows in a more realistic manner. It’s even possible to take a photo of an existing door or window and apply it to your project.

Select windows and door images from our Quick Design textures library, or use your own or ones from the internet.

Fillers

Fillers are used to bridge the gap between walls and fitted furniture.

Often, it’s a good idea to make your furniture a little smaller than the room dimensions allow, especially if your walls aren’t exactly plumb, or if for some other reason your cabinet design doesn’t fit exactly.

This video shows you how to create fillers in Project Mode. By jointly selecting a wall and an adjacent cabinet, PolyBoard will automatically drop a filler in the gap.

This can be re-positioned and recessed if required. And just like any other panel, you can modify the material and you’ll see it in your cut list and plans.

Plinths

As well as adding a plinth to a single cabinet in Cabinet Mode, you can add plinths below multiple cabinets in Project Mode.

The plinth can be moved, recessed and like any other panel you can change the material, add edging and tooling if required. It will also be included in your manufacturing output.

Worktops

How to add a worktop or countertop across multiple cabinets in Project Mode.

Editing options include the ability to adjust the position, overlap, material and application of a tooling (in this example we add space for a sink).

Cover panels

In Project Mode you have the ability to add cover panels in front, behind or to the side of your cabinets.

You can add the panel to one or across multiple cabinets at the same time.

These panels are included in your cut list and are a neat way to cover materials or hardware you would prefer to remain hidden.

DXF import of furniture, walls and floors

How to use the DXF import functions of PolyBoard to design a curved reception desk fitting a curved wall.

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