Getting Started with Polyboard

An overview of the basic settings, features and interface within Polyboard. How to change the language and units, plus a look at the Quick Design toolbars and the common commands they include. We also explain the different modes inside Polyboard (Cabinet Mode, Project Mode and Catalogue Mode) and set up a basic project from start to finish so you can quickly see what's possible with the software.

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Change the Language in Polyboard

How to change the language you are working in.

Change the Units between Metric and Imperial in Polyboard

How to switch between metric and imperial units, and modify the precision. Length, surface area and angle units can be independently edited.

My First Design

In this video we design a simple project to our specifications and output the manufacturing files so we can build it. We cover completing a basic cabinet, adding the materials and hardware we want, and printing out the cut list, plans and a cost report. This is a short overview so you can see how simple and quick the process is, we've got detailed videos on all these steps elsewhere.

3 Ways of Working in Polyboard

An overview of the 3 modes within Polyboard: Cabinet Mode for design of individual models; Project Mode to create room layouts and place/edit your units within these; and Catalogue Mode for bulk manufacture of pre-existing units.

Quick Design Toolbars Overview, Quick Design Project Toolbar

A look at all 4 toolbars, then on to the Project toolbar commands, first adding the floor to a project.

Quick Design Project Toolbar continued

Continue with the Project Toolbar commands; adding walls, a cabinet, the measure & resize tools, and a quick look at materials.

Quick Design Cabinets Toolbar

The library folders and basic cabinet editing commands. Although the focus of this video is not Project Mode, it does show you how to select a model from within Project Mode to edit in Cabinet Mode. Then once the changes are saved, the updated model will be appear back in Project Mode.

Quick Design Cabinets Toolbar continued

More cabinet functions like adding a structure (in this example a hanging rail), sloping top, design around a pipe or column, complex shapes and adding hardware.

Quick Design Methods Toolbar, Quick Design 3D Toolbar

The Methods Toolbar give you fast access to all the libraries and methods that define how you like to design your projects.

The 3D Toolbar includes multiple ways and some of the best ways to present your designs.

Making Selections in Polyboard

During the design process you need to be able to select the whole model, individual parts and also areas inside your model, which are are called inner volumes. Once selected you can access further options to modify those elements. This video shows you the best way to make your selections within Cabinet Mode.

Inner Dimensions Display

How to turn on and off the display of inner dimensions in cabinet edit mode.