Polyboard: Design Tips and Tricks

'How to' tips and tricks to open up more design possibilities for your Polyboard software, and work faster and better at the same time.

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Tappered Legs under Furniture

How to set up wooden legs under a cabinet.

False Facades

In this case adding a normal double door, then above it another false double door that doesn't open. This involves a nice set of features: adding a double back; setting the slack and dimensions to mirror the real door; and using the surface split command to split the single panel into the 2 parts of the false doors.

Front Frame And Dummy Drawer

How to set up a cabinet with two normal opening doors, a false top drawer, and an intermediary rail between the drawer and doors below.

Edging on Sandwich Panels

Polyboard doesn't directly put edging on a sandwiched panel. This work round shows you how to do it.

Edging with Assembled Panels

Alternative method for adding edging to assembled panels using a library. Quicker in the long run than the method in the preceding video.

Upper Strips on Sloping Panels

Polyboard doesn't immediately let you add an upper strip onto a sloping top. Instead, this method works by adding a free division and double back.

Mitred face frame

You would normally use the Structure functionality to create face frames. However, when you want a mitred face frame, this isn't possible. Instead you can create a project and set up the face frame as a separate element then clip it to the front of the cabinet.

How to Design a Bed

Although made primarily for cabinet design, Polyboard’s powerful parametric modeller enables you to model practically anything that's made of panels. Starting with a standard box cabinet, very quickly turn it into the frame of a bed, complete with heart cut outs in the head and foot boards.

Octagonal Cabinet

This video doesn't run you through the design. It's just a quick look at how intricate your furniture project can be, and how fast you can create it.

Stepped Boxes

How to make 2 hanging boxes from one cabinet. This allows assembly details to be added between the boxes.