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Creating a board in PocketQuiver

A crash course on creating and sharing a board using the PocketQuiver design tool.

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The Board Manager

0:21 - Board manager overview, including sample boards, custom boards and sample boards

Board Details page

1:32 - Creating a new board
2:29 - Add a CAD file (an AkuShaper .brd file or shape 3d file)
3:13 - Cad file bug **fixed now!** ignore this step!
4:02 - Create a skin. Editing a skin is how you add graphics to your board

Design Board page

5: 33 - Design board page
22:08 - Adding board details

Utilising Layers

5:39 - The layers palette
7:47 - Hiding layers
9:12 - Reordering layers
6:17 - The properties panel

Board Templates  ** New!! **

Speed up your work with templates - tutorial

Layer types

5:52 - Fins layers or full tutorial
8:06 - Plugs layers
8:26 - Stringer layers
& 19:16 - Decal layers
12:21 - Spray layers/fill spray
14:32 - Rail spray
17:11 - Stripe spray
18:18 - Laminate layers (tail & rail carbon)
20:53 - Custom layers or full tutorial

Exporting your board

full tutorial 🧐
22:34 - View online **this works now!**
23:17 -  Export options **these options work now!**

Creating Renders

24:05 - Creating renders (render bug fixed now)

In this lesson:

  1. Managing boards
  2. Create a new board
  3. Open the Board Details page
  4. Add AkuShaper and Shape3D files
  5. Create or edit your board design (skin)
  6. Design your board
  7. Create board images (renders)
  8. Export your work

This tutorial takes you through the basic process of making a board in PocketQuiver – Creating a new board, importing a cad file, creating your design then exporting your finished product.

The images used in the video tutorial are available here.

Managing boards

When you first log in, you will go to the Board Manager, a section of the PocketQuiver Dashboard.

The board manager is where you add and organise your boards.
Learn more about the Board Manager.

board manager

Create a new board

To create a board, you can add a new board or duplicate an existing one.

Open the Board Details page

The Board Details page is where you add everything associated with a board.

If you create a new board, the Board Details page will open automatically.
If you duplicate or want to edit an existing board, click the edit button next to the board in the Dashboard > Board Manager.

Learn more about the Board Details page.

Board details page

Add AkuShaper and Shape3D files

You need to add an AkuShaper or Shape3D file to create the look of your board and display board details.

Learn more about adding AkuShaper and Shape3D files.

Create or edit a board design (skin)

To create the look of your board, you need to create (or edit) a skin.
A skin is a collection of elements(layers) such as decals, stringers, fin boxes and sprays.

Learn more about creating and editing skins.

Design your board

The Design Board page is where you design the look (skin) of a board.
To open the Design Board page, you need to create or edit a skin.

Learn more about the Design Board page.

New skin

Create board images (renders)

A board image (render) is a photorealistic image created from a board skin.
To render a skin, go to the Board Details page > Renders.

Learn more about creating renders.

Export your work

There are multiple ways to share your boards.

Learn more about export options.

board webpage example

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