What is Pepakura Designer?

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.

The fee for a license keycode of Pepakura Designer 3 is US$38.
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Get Pepakura Designer

Pressing above button starts downloading Pepakura Designer 3.

* Pepakura Designer runs on Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista.
(If you use WindowsXP, please use Ver.3.1.5.)
After downloading, run setup_pepakura_designer318_en.exe and follow the instructions.

If you have already installed Ver.3.x.x, you do not need to uninstall it. The installer overwrites the older version.

* 3D file formats Pepakura Designer supports are:
  • Metasequoia (mqo)
    (Recommended: Highest compatibility, Free version, MetasequoiaLE R3.0, is available.)
  • Wavefront (obj)
  • AutoCAD 3D (dxf)
  • 3DS Max (3ds)
  • Lightwave (lwo)
  • Binary/ASCII STL (stl)
  • Google Earth4 (kml, kmz)
  • Collada (dae)
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Old version
If you have trouble with the latest version, please use the older version. These may be more stable.

Ver.3.1.7   setup_pepakura_designer317_en.exe
Ver.3.1.6   setup_pepakura_designer316_en.exe
Ver.3.1.5   setup_pepakura_designer315_en.exe
Ver.3.1.4   setup_pepakura_designer314_en.exe
Ver.3.1.3b   setup_pepakura_designer313b_en.exe
Ver.3.1.2   setup_pepakura_designer312_en.exe
Ver.3.0.7a   setup_pepakura_designer307a_en.exe
Ver.3.0.5   setup_pepakura_designer305_en.zip
Ver.2.1.7   pepakura_designer_en_v217_setup.zip
Ver.1.1d   pepakura_designer_en_v11d.zip (2.5MB no installer)
Update History



  • 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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