We are delighted to have many amateur woodworkers using Polyboard, our pro cabinet design software, as well as workshops.
Here’s a short article based on the experiences of Bernard Amiguet who started working with Polyboard in the spring of 2019.
Let’s start with a selection of images showing a kitchen he’s finished (above), and a bathroom project still underway (below).
This is what Bernard had to say about how Polyboard has helped him to achieve his goals.
Hi, I’m sending you these photos as attachments, they are of a completed project as well as something I’m working on with Polyboard…
I decided to get Polyboard Pro so I could work on a range of projects for my loved ones and for myself.
Polyboard allows me firstly to set up and then present a project. Then you have the ease with which you can change the dimensions of a piece of furniture without having to recalculate and redraw everything. The manufacturing details are, thanks to the cut list drawn up after the creation of the furniture, clear and precise (dimensions, machining) and means you avoid errors and really speed up the work.
For my part, when purchasing the software I also took advantage of the online training pack offer (4 hours of training). These training courses are very useful for getting started with the software in order to understand its functionalities. In addition, the trainers, regular users of the software of course, were very competent and offered good advice when needed.
With this training and my own efforts, I was able to get a good base to benefit from the power of the software, which makes the design, the output and the machining of the different parts very easy.
Best wishes, Bernard Amiguet
Thanks very much to Bernard for taking the time to send in these project details, and for his comments.
We can also tell you he has just ordered our OptiCut software to go with his Polyboard. This takes Polyboard’s cut list and creates an optimised cutting map of the panel materials that ensures minimal material waste.
It only takes a few seconds for Polyboard to send the details to OptiCut and to output the results, take a look at this video which shows you how it’s done.
One final point…
If you are an amateur woodworker and you’re not sure about buying the complete version, we also offer a way to use our pro software without buying it, check out our CabinetFile service for details.
Thank you for reading, please let us know in the comments if you have any queries about Polyboard or OptiCut, or you can contact us directly for an online demonstration.