Quickly Change All Materials in your Furniture Design with Sub-Methods

If you need to change the material of an element in a cabinet or other piece of furniture you can select each part and change it’s material. But if you want to change the material of a type of part, for instance all the shelves, then it’s far quicker to use a Manufacturing Method. We […]

A Smart Way to Design Semi Framed Doors in Polyboard

Video Transcription This is a short video to show you how to set up doors that only have two styles and a central panel without any rails. This is how to do it quickly and easily. Let’s open a new cabinet and give it a height to give it a decent shape and add some […]

Adding Slack to Your Grooves in Polyboard

Polyboard calculates all your assembly details at exactly the right size and by default leaves no play in the grooves between the panels. If your CNC router is machining grooves just a little too tight fitting, you can add extra width and depth to grooves to make for an easier fit. This video shows you […]

How to set up fitted furniture in alcoves

Polyboard’s Project Mode is a fantastic tool for setting up fitted furniture. Here’s a short video that shows how to set up a cabinet and shelf unit for fitting in alcoves. Polyboard can not only design your cabinet but using the Project Mode you can also draw the rooms adding simply textures and lighting to […]

How to use image files to enhance a Polyboard model

The version 5.10B of Polyboard includes some very neat render options. With improved lighting and shadows, these options will allow you to create more realistic images to present your projects. But with the possibility of applying an image directly to a Polyboard  panel  it now becomes possible to add some special effects that  makes Polyboard  […]

Designing Curved Backs with Polyboard Cabinet software

Polyboard doesn’t allow you to draw the plan view of a cabinet using arcs or curves but you can get a good approximation by dividing the curve into segments . The trick is to use a CAD program to draw out the plan and get the exact position of each segment .   In this […]

Replace cabinet tops with rails

A question that comes up often is how to replace the top of a kitchen base cabinet with 2 rails.   This is in fact very easy to do using the surface split command . The disadvantage of this method is that when you change the cabinet depth the space between the rails remains constant […]

Making raised panels in Polyboard

Polyboard is great for fast and efficient design and manufacturing of cabinets and furniture from sheet materials, but has certain limits in showing detailing in 3D presentations of solid wood objects. This is mainly true for profiled sections such as mouldings and turned parts. Setting up doors with raised panels Although you can get around […]

Making modular framed panels with Polyboard

Polyboard is a cabinet design software but it’s powerful and versatile functionality makes it extremely useful for a vast array of other tasks. Although mainly designed to build cabinets and furniture from sheet material Polyboard also includes the possibility to work with bars or lengths of material. Any given panel can be set up in […]

Using the 32mm system with Polyboard Cabinet Software

The 32mm system is a method of cabinet construction based on using holes drilled regularly along vertical components at 32mm increments. These holes are then used to locate hardware to hang doors and place shelves. Polyboard can automatically drill the vertical separation with the necessary holes and place automatically the cabinet parts and hardware according […]