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Polyboard Download and Quick Design Videos

Download the free version of Polyboard for your furniture design projects, along with our new and improved Polyboard libraries, and watch a short video series to get you up and running fast.

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Windows: XP, Vista, 7 or above - 2GB RAM minimum, 4GB recommended

Mac: we have many Mac clients successfully using our software with a Windows Emulator. Please see our FAQs page for details.

Please note: near the end of the install process, you will be asked to activate your software to unlock the full set of features. You can skip this step unless you have purchased the full version.

The free/demo version includes all design functionality. The only thing it doesn't do is output the manufacturing documents like your cutting list and plans. Click here to find out how to get them.

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The installer will copy the library files onto your desktop into this folder:

Your desktop\polyboard-lite.en

Important: the new install will overwrite all files in desktop\Polyboard-lite.en if it already exists.

If you are updating previous Quick Design Libraries that you have customised, and you want to keep the old libraries, you must rename the old libraries folder before installing the updates.

Please also note: you must be using the latest version of Polyboard to use the latest version of the libraries. Simply click on the Polyboard download button on this page to install the latest version.

Please also download and install our Quick Design Libraries Lite edition of hardware and assembly details to massively speed up the design process (plus lots of models to show you what's possible with the software). The complete Quick Design Libraries Pro edition (value £500) is available to Premium Support subscribers and also comes with any purchase of Polyboard.

The libraries are delivered as examples and we strongly advise that you test and eventually adjust them to your manufacturing methods before using them for production purposes. Contact us or use our Libraries Set Up service to get them tailored to your specific needs.

Quick Design Videos

1. Installing Polyboard and Quick Design Libraries

The Quick Design Libraries Lite edition is free to download from this page. To get the Quick Design Libraries Pro download, which includes all hardware and manufacturing details, sign up for Premium Support (free of charge if you buy Polyboard).

2. Installing the Quick Design Environment and Toolbars

Once you have installed the Quick Design Libraries, this video shows how to install the Quick Design environment with the Quick Design toolbars.

3. Quick Design Libraries presentation

To open the models shown in this video, open Polyboard then click on the 'Open' icon in the menu and navigate to this folder:
Desktop > polyboard-lite.en > models

There is also a guides folder in the polyboard-lite.en folder with further information on how to use the libraries.

4. Quick Design Toolbars Overview, Quick Design Project Toolbar

A look at all 4 toolbars, then being to go through the toolbar commands, first by adding the floor to a project.

5. Quick Design Project Toolbar

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

6. Quick Design Cabinets Toolbar

The library folders and basic cabinet editing commands.

7. Quick Design Cabinets Toolbar continued

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

8. 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 some of the best and multiple ways to present your designs.

9. Drawing a room with coordinates

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.

10. Adding openings with coordinates

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

11. Adding images to your project

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

12. Changing your Design

Editing the materials in your design.

13. Quick Design Projects

Creating and editing a project.

Next Steps...

More Quick Design VideosHardware, edging, solid wood, etc.

Explore the manufacturing power of Polyboard, including easy ways to add materials, hardware and fittings, drawers, edging, working with bars and lots more.

PolyboardPricing and sales information

If you are using the software for your business, you can buy the full version to have integrated output of the manufacturing documents. Premium Support is included with your order.

Sign upfor Premium Support and to receive your plans

Includes Polyboard's powerful Quick Design Libraries Pro edition, expert support, all training videos AND access to our CabinetFile service... receive your cut list and plans without buying the software. Perfect if you only build furniture occasionally.

Get from design to buildChoose the best option for you

Once you've finished your design, decide how to manufacture your project, whether that's buying the software or using one of our services instead. Click above for your options.

Contact usPre-sales and demos

For more advice, please get in touch via our forum, or contact us above for pre-sale queries. We can also arrange an on-line demonstration which is a great way to see the software in action.