About Pepakura Designer

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Pepakura Designer allows you to easily create papercraft models from 3D data you create from your favorite 3D software.

Please create original works. Please do not violate the copyrights or trademarks of others. This software is shareware so you can download and try it for free.

The save and export functions are disabled before registering. Otherwise all functions work without limitation in the shareware version.
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* Pepakura Designer runs on Windows 8/7/Vista.
== How to install ==
    Press the above button to download.
    After downloading, run "setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe" and follow the instructions.

    If you have already installed v3.x.x, you do not need to uninstall it. The installer overwrites the older version.
== Supported 3D file formats ==
  • Metasequoia (mqo) (Recommended: Highest compatibility, Free version available.)
  • Wavefront (obj)
  • AutoCAD 3D (dxf)
  • 3DS Max (3ds)
  • Lightwave (lwo)
  • Binary/ASCII STL (stl)
  • Google Earth4 (kml, kmz)
  • Collada (dae)
Update History
  • Group/Ungroup feature was added.
  • One axis movement on 2D window was added; Left mouse drag with [x] or [y] key restricts the direction of movement of selected parts on 2D window.
  • One axis 3d model rotation was added; with arrow keys or right mouse drag with [x] or [y] key.
  • Minor bugfixes and updates.
  • A command to flip both the 3d model and the pattern was added ([Others]-[Mirror Inversion]).
  • Some grammatically wrong texts were corrected.
  • A menu to export the unfolded pattern separately into multiple DXF files was added as [File]-[Export]-[Vector Format]-[Multi-Files DXF].
  • The part which is selected on the 2D Window is highlighted on the 3D Window.
  • A menu to check the overlapping parts was added as [2D Menu]-[Check Overlapping Parts].
  • Double-clicking an edge on the 3D Window before unfolding selects multiple edges on the edge-ring at a time.
  • An edit mode on which measures the distance between two points was added as [2D Menu]-[Edit Mode]-[Measure Distance between Two Points].
  • OBJ file loader was improved.
  • DXF file exporter was improved.
  • Pop-up menu on [3D model window] was omitted.
  • OBJ file loader was improved.
  • A bug of STL format auto detector was fixed.
  • To open .dae exported from Google SketchUP 7.1 was partially supported. We still recommend you to use older version of Google SketchUP.
  • TGA file format was supported for textur image.
  • STL ASCII format support was added.
  • OBJ, DAE file loader were improved.
  • Collada (*.dae) format support was added. (Still not stable.)
  • Some UI terms were proofreaded.
  • New command [Set All Edges to Open] was added to [3D Model Window] menu. This command makes all faces disjoining when unfold.
  • Part alignment and part rotation commands are added with a toolbar. You can easily align parts or rotate by 90 degrees.
  • Setting of [Size of Opening] and [Viewing Angle] of 3D model window are kept when restart Pepakura Designer.
  • Some tiny bugs were fixed.
Ver.3.0.3a, Ver.3.0.3b
  • Compatibility with KMZ (Google Earth format) was improved.
  • An issue with European OSes in which v1 PDO files could not be opened was fixed.
  • A texturing bug when printing and exporting was fixed.
  • Other minor bugs were fixed.
Ver.3.0.1, 3.0.2
  • Some spelling errors in Menu and Dialog were fixed.
  • Various minor bugs were fixed.
  • Toolbar positions were restored.
  • Issues with sample data were fixed.

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