In a marquetry and inlay context, a workbench might be anything from a table out in the garage to a woodworker's bench complete with a vice. Ideally, the surface needs to be strong, clean, stable, and not too precious.
This is the area of the screen where parts are viewed. It is also called the Graphics Window. The workbench is your graphics display area where you can see and work on parts. You can have more than one part on the workbench at a time and can view multiple parts to see how they fit together. If a part you want to work with is not on the workbench, you will need to get it from the bin.
Workbench is the name given to both the core Amiga OS software that is not stored in the Kickstart ROM (the "Workbench disk"), and also the native graphical shell for the Amiga computer. The Workbench environment does not have to be loaded for software to run. In fact, to take over the Amiga hardware and keep all memory and resources to themselves, many games boot directly from Kickstart (using a custom bootblock on the floppy disk).
a simple and convenient IDE (Integrated Development Environment) that provides a color syntax highlighting editor with support for code completion, in an environment that users can use to create, edit, save, load, and execute scripts