Get 3D visualization of any flat-print design.

Folding Genius 3D offers precision visualization of 3D folding and assembly for existing dieline design files. It’s great for showing off die-cut designs, including packaging, point-of-purchase or 3D tradeshow displays, or even greeting cards.

Watch your flat dielines fold in 3D inside Illustrator with Folding Genius.

This Adobe Illustrator plug-in offers:

  • 3D visualization functions
  • 3D PDF and 2D JPG exports
  • An easy-to-use interface
  • Easily set material thickness
  • Support for Mac and Windows
  • Support for the latest AI versions

Folding Genius supports 3D visualization of dielines created in or easily imported from box design programs including:

  • AlphaCorr’s Rules™ or SteelRules™
  • Arden Software’s Impact
  • Comnet’s Box Vellum
  • Dimensional Impression’s Score! (formerly Ashlar Score!)
  • Esko’s ArtiosCAD

It’s fast and easy

  1. Draw your dielines directly in Illustrator or import them from any of the box design programs above.
  2. Draw box or display design dielines in Illustrator or import them from Rules, SteelRules, Arden Impact, Comnet Box Vellum, DI Score! or Esko Artios.
  3. Use Illustrator tools to add graphics to the structure on layers as desired.
  4. Use Illustrator to add graphics to the box or standalone display design structure in AlphaCorr’s Folding Genius.
  5. Open Folding Genius’ 3D preview window and click Fold to see the folded design appear in three dimensions.
  6. In Folding Genius’ 3D preview window see the folded design of the box, packaging or standalone display structure.
  7. Rotate and zoom to examine it thoroughly.
  8. Preview the box or sales display design in 3D by rotating, zooming and panning.
  9. Save the image as a JPG or export your design as a 3D PDF.
  10. Save the box, packaging, standalone or point-of-purchase display design image as at JPG or export it as a 3D PDF.

Compatible with Adobe Illustrator versions:

  • CS6
  • CC
  • CC 2014
  • CC 2015

Support for both Mac and Windows operating systems available on the same versions as supported by Adobe Illustrator.

Exports to file formats:

  • 3D PDF
  • JPG

Folding Genius 3D AI Plug-in Subscription

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All products require the one-time purchase of a Wibu CodeMeter USB stick (sold separately for US $100.00 + shipping and handling).