PolyBoard is an interactive design and manufacturing cabinet software, based on a powerful methological concept (BOOLE & PARTNERS exclusivity).
PolyBoard supports arborescent cabinet structures, dynamic material styles and manufacturing methods lists, and recalculates cabinets in real time.
As modifications proceed, PolyBoard redraws the cabinet in 2D and 3D, and recalculates its cutting list and toolings, in relation to :
– The cabinet dimensions, including slopes and unboxings.
– The divisions structure (uprights and shelves), the doors and drawers.
– The manufacturing method : side master, top master, or mitre joint, applied, rabetted, or slotted back, recesses, overlaps, hardware, regular drilling groups (type 32), etc.
– The material, the edges, and the frames style of each cabinet component.
PolyBoard supports parametric fitting links, and edits a global hardware summary as well as a tooling map (drillings and groovings) for each of the cabinet components.
PolyBoard’s Post_Processing export function is compatible with most CNC tooling machines.
2D & 3D Views:
PolyBoard displays the three cabinet 2D views (front, top, and side), and a 3D rendering in relation to material colors and textures.
The PolyBoard built-in 3D function offers several predefined views, and various zoom and rotation tools, which help setting the wished 3D view.
PolyBoard also offers a DXF 3D_Face export function, compatible with most CAD software, such as AutoCad, VectorWorks, KitchenDraw, etc …
Slopes and Unboxings:
With PolyBoard you may design:
– Front sloped cabinets, up to 3 different angles in front view.
Side sloped cabinets.
– Rear left or rear right unboxed cabinets.
PolyBoard cabinets cutting lists are recalculated in real time, taking into account specified materials, possible oversizings, and plated edges thickness.
Cutting lists are exported in OptiCut format, as well as in a «Text» format compatible with most spreadsheets and cutting optimization software.
PolyBoard supports a dynamic material style list : A material style associates a different material to each cabinet component.
After applying another material sytle from the list, the cabinet is rebuilt instantaneously with this new style’s materials.
The same principle applies to edges styles.
PolyBoard supports a dynamic manufacturing method list: A manufacturing method defines all the geometrical and mechanical cabinet assembly rules.
A manufacturing method also specifies whether the back is applied, slotted, or rabetted, determines recesses and overlaps values, and defines each of the fitting links hardware type.
Once the cabinet is designed with a material style and a manufacturing method, a «double clic» on a cabinet component will allow its position, its material, or its edges modification.
In the same way, a «double clic» on a fitting link will allow its hardware modification.
Toolings and Hardware:
To each fitting link, PolyBoard manufacturing methods associates a hardware type and a positionning rule.
Vertical divisions toolings (sides, uprights, and verticals) follow regular drilling groups rules, such as type 32.
PolyBoard edits a global cabinet hardware summary, and a tooling map for each of the cabinet components.
PolyBoard’s Post_Processor is compatible with most CNC tooling machines.
PolyBoard generates a parametric DXF format (colors, line styles, and layer names), as well as WoodWop MPR (Weeke), PanelCam ECP, BiesseWorks CID (Rover) formats.
PolyBoard is available in several versions, offering increasing performances:
– PLB-Std: Standard Version, does not support hardware parameters.
– PLB-Usi: Toolings Version, edits hardware summary and tooling maps.
– PLB-Usi_PP: Post_Processor Version, compatible with most CNC tooling machines.