Pepakura Designer allows you to create paper craft models from 3D data.
This software is open to the public as shareware so you can download and try it freely although saving/exporting features are limited until you purchase a license key.
Please note that Pepakura Designer does not contain software to create the original 3D models, but instead translates them to a 2D printable format.
Pepakura Designer supports common file formats of 3D data.
A feature for printing unfolded patterns to PDF file was added. This feature is accessed through [File]-[Print to PDF] menu (Note: Adobe default font set is used when text objects in .pdo are exported.).
Some minor bugs were fixed.
A new view mode for Highlighting fold lines was added. This feature is accessed through [Others]-[Highlight Fold Lines] or
the tool button .
Simple and quick rotate operation was added.
Windows 10 was supported.
Handling of non-alphabet character encoding was enhanced.
Folding/Unfolding Animation feature was added. This feature is accessed via [3D Menu]-[Animation].
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.
The keycode setting was changed so that a keycode is shared with all users of a machine when a keycode is set by the administrator (it is applied when the application is launched as administrator. Right-click the program icon (the .exe file), then choose Run As Administrator).
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].