PolyBoard is an interactive cabinet design and manufacturing 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 tooling, 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 miter joint, applied, rabetted, or slotted back, recesses, overlaps, hardware, regular drilling groups (type 32), etc. The material, edges, and frames style of each cabinet component.PolyBoard supports parametric fitting links, and edits a global hardware summary as well as a map tool (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 cabinets with 2D views (front, top, and side), and a 3D rendering in relation to material colors and textures. The built-in 3D PolyBoard feature offers several predefined views, and various zoom and rotation. tools, which help set 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 can design:
Front sloped cabinets, up to 3 different angles in front view. Side sloped cabinets. Rear left or rear right unboxed cabinets.
PolyBoard supports a dynamic material style list: A material style associates a different material to each cabinet component. After applying another style material from the list, the cabinet is rebuilt immediately with this new style of materials. The same principle applies to edges styles.
– Manufacturing Methods
The tool also supports a dynamic manufacturing method list: A manufacturing method defines all geometrical and mechanical cabinet assembly rules. A manufacturing method also specifies whether the back is applied, slotted, or raised, determines recesses and overlaps values, and defines each of the fitting type hardware links.
– Toolings and Hardware
To each fitting link, PolyBoard manufacturing methods associate a hardware type and a positioning rule. Vertical divisions tooling (sides, uprights, and verticals) follow regular drilling set rules, such as type 32. PolyBoard edits a global cabinet hardware summary and a map tool 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), Xilog Plus XXL (SCM), BiesseWorks CID (Rover) formats.