PDO (pepakura) tools

imcold

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Hi, I created an utility program that extracts and converts vector and image data from Pepakura PDO format.
It allows you further easy editation of the unfolded 2D data from PDO on multiple platforms.

The main goal is to have a proper SVG exporter, because the vector format exports provided by Pepakura Designer were not suitable for comfortable editing in other tools (Inkscape in my case), they don't export the texture and are not available in Pepakura Viewer. The secondary goal is to allow viewing PDO contents even on unsupported platforms (anything besides Windows).

I hope you'll find it useful. Link: http://satd.sk/web/pdotools/
 

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thank you , although I am still learning cadware and don't know much about this, I might use this later, so thanks again right now.
 

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Hi, I created an utility program that extracts and converts vector and image data from Pepakura PDO format.
It allows you further easy editation of the unfolded 2D data from PDO on multiple platforms.

The main goal is to have a proper SVG exporter, because the vector format exports provided by Pepakura Designer were not suitable for comfortable editing in other tools (Inkscape in my case), they don't export the texture and are not available in Pepakura Viewer. The secondary goal is to allow viewing PDO contents even on unsupported platforms (anything besides Windows).

I hope you'll find it useful. Link: http://satd.sk/web/pdotools/

SO does it not work with Windows? :)
 

imcold

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It does. Poor word choice on my side. Probably this would be better:
"The secondary goal is to allow viewing PDO contents even on platforms that Pepakura Viewer doesn't support"
 

zathros

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For all the griping people do about their Macs, someone should send you one. I don't have one. If I did, I'd give it to you. In all seriousness though, ARMORMAN might be someone to contact, if you don't know him, he is a member here, tell him I sent you. Maybe he can get something going with you to help out the Apple people. :)
 

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Find a kid, call him yours, and buy Rhino3D for $199, student liscense, full, same as commercial. Then you have a real CAD program. Pepakura is, to be honest, stealing your ability to make real things. I say things, because you can design virtually anything in Rhino3D. You can get the FREE, BETA version of Rhino for Mac by visiting this site : https://www.rhino3d.com/mac :)
 

imcold

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Pepa is just for unfolding. $200 is way too much for something used sparsely (and for the free Mac version I'd need a free Mac first), Wings3d suits me fine.