PDO File Extension

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Pepakura Designer Format
  • Developer
    Tama Software
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    3.7 (12 votes)

What is PDO file?

PDO file is digital origami file created with Pepakura Designer software tool. Origami is commonly associated with Japanese culture, and Japan is where the software – which allows users to ‘transfer’ 3D model data to papersheet – was created. Single PDO file contains 3D model and corresponding cutout with marked cut and fold lines.

Origami model creation process

Projects stored as PDO files are used for printing the designs on paper sheets. 3D model created with Pepakura Designer program is then transformed into 2D cutout needed for the origami.

Programs which support PDO file extension

Below is a table that list programs that support PDO files. PDO files can be encountered on all system platforms, including mobile, yet there is no guarantee each will properly support such files.

Programs that support PDO file

Updated: 01/10/2020

How to open file with PDO extension?

Problems with accessing PDO may be due to various reasons. On the bright side, the most encountered issues pertaining to Pepakura Designer Format files aren’t complex. In most cases they can be addressed swiftly and effectively without assistance from a specialist. We have prepared a listing of which will help you resolve your problems with PDO files.

Step 1. Install Pepakura Designer software

The most common reason for such problems is the lack of proper applications that supports PDO files installed on the system. This issue can be addressed by downloading and installing Pepakura Designer or different compatible program, such as Pepakura Viewer. On the top of the page a list that contains all programs grouped based on operating systems supported can be found. The safest method of downloading Pepakura Designer installed is by going to developer’s website (Tama Software Ltd.) and downloading the software using provided links.

Step 2. Update Pepakura Designer to the latest version

If you already have Pepakura Designer installed on your systems and PDO files are still not opened properly, check if you have the latest version of the software. It may also happen that software creators by updating their applications add compatibility with other, newer file formats. If you have an older version of Pepakura Designer installed, it may not support PDO format. The latest version of Pepakura Designer should support all file formats that where compatible with older versions of the software.

Step 3. Set the default application to open PDO files to Pepakura Designer

If the issue has not been solved in the previous step, you should associate PDO files with latest version of Pepakura Designer you have installed on your device. The method is quite simple and varies little across operating systems.

Change the default application in Windows

  • Clicking the PDO with right mouse button will bring a menu from which you should select the Open with option
  • Click Choose another app and then select More apps option
  • The last step is to select Look for another app on this PC option supply the directory path to the folder where Pepakura Designer is installed. Now all that is left is to confirm your choice by selecting Always use this app to open PDO files and clicking OK.

Change the default application in Mac OS

  • Right-click the PDO file and select Information
  • Find the Open with option – click the title if its hidden
  • From the list choose the appropriate program and confirm by clicking Change for all....
  • If you followed the previous steps a message should appear: This change will be applied to all files with PDO extension. Next, click the Continue button to finalize the process.

Step 4. Ensure that the PDO file is complete and free of errors

Should the problem still occur after following steps 1-3, check if the PDO file is valid. Being unable to access the file can be related to various issues.

1. Check the PDO file for viruses or malware

If the file is infected, the malware that resides in the PDO file hinders attempts to open it. Immediately scan the file using an antivirus tool or scan the whole system to ensure the whole system is safe. PDO file is infected with malware? Follow the steps suggested by your antivirus software.

2. Verify that the PDO file’s structure is intact

If the PDO file was sent to you by someone else, ask this person to resend the file to you. The file might have been copied erroneously and the data lost integrity, which precludes from accessing the file. It could happen the the download process of file with PDO extension was interrupted and the file data is defective. Download the file again from the same source.

3. Check if the user that you are logged as has administrative privileges.

Some files require elevated access rights to open them. Log out of your current account and log in to an account with sufficient access privileges. Then open the Pepakura Designer Format file.

4. Verify that your device fulfills the requirements to be able to open Pepakura Designer

If the system is under havy load, it may not be able to handle the program that you use to open files with PDO extension. In this case close the other applications.

5. Ensure that you have the latest drivers and system updates and patches installed

Latest versions of programs and drivers may help you solve problems with Pepakura Designer Format files and ensure security of your device and operating system. Outdated drivers or software may have caused the inability to use a peripheral device needed to handle PDO files.

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