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Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Aug 24, 2009

Learn about the world of polyhedrons with Poly. The program lets users build cubes and varieties of polyhedrons to explore and manipulate onscreen. Geometry teachers and math buffs alike will enjoy this program.

Poly's interface is fairly intuitive to use, but there is a demo that you can watch and a Help file that you can consult for extra guidance. The Help file includes information about handy keyboard shortcuts, as well as information about Polyhedron categories. You can export the shapes that Poly renders as GIF files, which is handy for math teachers who want to create geometry worksheets for their students. We liked this feature because you could use these GIFs for many purposes, including posting them on Web pages or incorporating them into documents. From the Print menu, you can print shapes rendered in Poly, and you can make a PDF of your document. Poly renders the shapes in color, and you can change the colors with a built-in color palette tool. The varieties of file types for printing and exporting make it a very versatile tool.

Poly installs and uninstalls without any issues. The program would be a nice addition to any geometry classroom, and is a program that any geometry enthusiast would enjoy exploring.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.12

General

Release August 8, 2012
Date Added August 9, 2012
Version 1.12

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,069
Downloads Last Week 4
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Developer's Description

Poly is a shareware program for exploring and constructing polyhedra. With Poly, you can manipulate polyhedral solids on the computer in a variety of ways. Flattened versions (nets) of polyhedra may be printed and then cut out, folded, and taped, to produce three-dimensional models. Poly is used in schools and homes and offers English, Dutch, Spanish, French, Danish, German, Italian, Polish, Hungarian, Estonian, Traditional Chinese, and Korean interface.