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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.
The installer will copy the library files onto your desktop into this folder:
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 the 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.
Please note that installing the Quick Design environment will overwrite all previous modifications you might have made to the Polyboard environment. If in doubt don't hesitate to contact us.
3. Quick Design Libraries presentation
The following series of videos will walk you through the basics of using Polyboard with Quick Design. For more in depth details please look at the Quick Design Advanced videos and read the Quick Design Manual in the guides folder in the polyboard-lite.en libraries folder.
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
4. Quick Design Toolbars Overview, Quick Design Project Toolbar
A look at all 4 toolbars, then start 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 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 multiple ways and some of the best ways to present your designs.
9. Drawing a room with coordinates
In the videos above we have seen some of the tools that are available in Polyboard and Quick Design. In the following series of videos let's see how to use these tools to set up a project.
The first video below shows 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.
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
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.
12. Adding cabinets to your project
Drop new cabinets into a room layout, measure and resize to fit the space you're working with exactly.
13. Adding a work top and plinths to your project
How to add work tops and plinths across multiple cabinets in a project.
14. Changing your design using the Quick Design Libraries
How to modify the Quick Design Libraries to change materials, and to add edging and hardware. To access all library elements, you will need to use the Quick Design Libraries Pro edition available with Premium Support.
Explore the manufacturing power of Polyboard, including easy ways to add materials, hardware and fittings, drawers, edging, working with bars and lots more.
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.
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.
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.
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.
- Sample Output Files
The free/demo version includes all design functionality. The only thing it doesn't do is output the manufacturing documents like the cutting list and plans. Click above to download this sample output, including CNC machine files for testing the Polyboard integration with your CNC.
- Software FAQs
Answers to some of the most common questions about our software.