PDO (pepakura) tools

Discussion in 'Software' started by imcold, Jul 27, 2014.

  1. imcold

    imcold Member

    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/
  2. spaceagent-9

    spaceagent-9 Right Hand Man and Confidant

    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.
  3. Rhaven Blaack

    Rhaven Blaack ADMINISTRATOR Administrator

    This sounds like it will be VERY useful!
    Thank you for sharing this with us!
  4. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    SO does it not work with Windows? :)
  5. imcold

    imcold Member

    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"
  6. Cforrest900

    Cforrest900 Member

    is there going to be a version for Mac?
  7. imcold

    imcold Member

    If I ever get access to Mac, then yes.
  8. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    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. :)
  9. imcold

    imcold Member

    Thanks for the tip, I'll try to PM him.
    Next version coming out soon, with support for exporting tabs in SVG.
  10. imcold

    imcold Member

    New (several, actually) version is out: PDO tools. Notable additions: fold line export, PDF support, a lot of speedups, fixed reading of some PDO files that couldn't be read before.
    Revell-Fan likes this.
  11. zathros

    zathros SENIOR Administrator

    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 :)
  12. imcold

    imcold Member

    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.

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