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Libs & Technology to help me build a Mareys Chart

I am in need of a component to show and interact with a Marey's Chart. For those who are not familiar, a Merey's Chart is a chart to visualize train movements in a Time x Location axis. Much like ...
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Infinite Design (vector art) alternatives for Windows?

Infinite Design is a fantastic drawing program for Android devices (maybe also iOS?). I'm looking for something that has similar features, but for Windows. Free would be great, but I could also spend ...
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Drawing a small digraph

There is a small number of items, labeled say as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. There are several arrows between items like 4->2. I want to visualize this digraph diagram. I want the software to do it as much ...
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Very simple 2D drawing software

I need to print a series of parallel lines that are precisely spaced at 10.0 mm to each other. I will use the printed piece of paper to stick to a wooden piece and then cut it, using the paper as a ...
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Vector drawing app with "partial erase" (raster-like)

I'm looking for a free vector drawing app, supporting MS Surface Pen, with a feature where you can erase parts of lines by dragging the eraser over them. I mean an effect like if I was erasing a part ...
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Vector graphics/sketch/CAD software that handles scaling as I would like it handled

Hi! This is one of those software requests where I've got an idea what I want, but not completely able to specify it start-to-end. If it seems hazy, please ask clarifying questions, or suggest your ...
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Easy UML drawing tool on Mac

Looking for an easy, cheep UML drawing tool on Mac. Only need to draw text box with border, arrows. Nothing special. Need to be native, no JAVA based cross platform interested me.
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Which software can allow expansion and compression of flowchart components?

Is it possible to have expansion and collapsing of flowchart components in any of the flowchart software? Or is there any other feature in any software allowing to have the desired utility of showing ...
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Illustration softwares that can auto resize the canvas size by the size of the content?

I'm currently use Libre Draw to sketch illustrations to import to my documents. However the canvas size (page size) is fixed by user's configuration, while I want it to flexibly resize it by the size ...
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Looking for an application to map business ecosystems

I'm looking for an application or sowftware to map business ecosystem. A part of the definition from Wikipedia : [Business ecosystem is] an economic community supported by a foundation of ...
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Program that can track drawing and make an animation?

I'm looking for a program in which you could easily draw and than view the process of your drawing.
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Libre Note-taking application with pen support

Usecase: OneNote on Microsoft Surface, text on screenshot is german For my university notes I'd like to use a libre note-taking application with text and pen support (very important for, say, ...
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Simple code-based program to create quick & dirty diagrams

I am looking for an open source program that is compatible with Linux and Windows that allows me to easily create diagrams, of the style necessary to describe mathematical ideas and things like free-...
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What is a good sketching tool for visualizing research ideas?

I am looking for an online tool, preferably, to sketch complex research ideas. For instance, I want to complete project X. This project has some major component that need to be done and are somehow ...
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Is there a software for drawing cause-effect graphs?

Is there a software for drawing cause-effect graphs? I would like to be able to draw something like this: I've been searching around and haven't been able to find anything that does exactly what I ...
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Application for visual collaboration (e.g. story mapping, sticky notes) installed on private server

I'm looking for an application good for building story maps but I need it to be installed on my private server. I know there are multiple great apps available in the public Internet. It does not ...
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Drawing tool for shell scripts

I am looking for a simple drawing tool that can be added to a shell script. I want to draw quick sketches without having to click a lot like in full featured tools. In GIMP I have to open, create a ...
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A collaborative drawing app for Android and iOS

I have an Android and I'd like to draw together with someone who has iOS and who is on the other side of the globe. i.e. I want us to have a blank page where we could both draw freely in color, ...
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Open source tool to draw GUI mockups

I want to draw a sketch for a graphical user interface. Is there a slim open source software for Linux to draw user interfaces? I used sometimes the combination of Qt designer and Inkscape or Gimp as ...
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Software for doing math “by hand”

I’m using Khan Academy to brush up on my math skills. Is there an iPhone app that will let me work out problems “by hand” so I can avoid using actual paper? I tried using the built-in Notes app, ...
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Are there programs for drawing diagrams for systems/devices but not circuits?

I sometimes need to make diagrams(not circuit details) to explain the system(how the devices are interconnected as a big picture): Here a primitive one in MSPaint: Is there a better adhoc program ...
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I need a software that will help me to create an diagram of a structure of my application

I need a software that might help me about drawing/creating something like this: That's what I've found in my faculty book, and I need to create my own diagram of structure of my application, that ...
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Diagram software (for drawing spirals, circles - not charts) for Windows

I am looking for software for drawing shapes and diagrams as distinct from charting software. I'd like to be able to draw a spiral with arrow heads each end. Or circular diagrams made up of two, three ...
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Parking lot diagram creator

Parking lot diagrams are used in SCRUM and FDD (Feature Driven Development). I'm looking for software running on either Windows or Linux, that creates parking lot diagrams with good-looking output ...
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Paint on PDF via PDF.js

We use the great library pdf.js It would be really cool if you could paint on the pdf which gets displayed via pdf.js. A commercial library would be ok, but open source is preferred. With "paint on ...
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Any software that can draw triangle strip like this?

I have tried GeoGebra and sketchpad but they can only draw triangles with all edges visible. What I want is, for each triangle, only the bound of the triangle strips are drawn and the overlapped area ...
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Adding interconnected numbers to a drawing

For a SMED (single minute exchange of die) project I am working on I have to record the movements of persons on the shop floor to see if they are moving ineffeciently. I would like to do this by using ...
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Linux screen annotations

I'm looking for a Linux (Ubuntu) tool that serves the same purpose as something like Epic Pen on Windows (http://epic-pen.com/). Basically, something that allows me to use a stylus to draw on top of ...
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Drawing/Text Editing tool with panning and zoom facility with relative cursor size

I want to make a conceptual (Blueprint) diagram of an application architecture in detail. What I want is a canvas where no matter to what extent I zoom-in or zoom-out, the text cursor size should ...
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Is there a program with similar drawing capabilities as Macromedia Flash Studio 8?

Growing up, anytime I ever had to make any kind of illustration - be it for a comic, a school project, a video game, anything - I always used Macromedia Flash Studio 8, since it had such a robust set ...
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Create a diagram based on user input on a website

I want to create a diagram based on user input, that the user provided in a form of the webapplication. For example the user should enter every person that communicates with an eShop system. After ...
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Software to draw static infographics for Linux

I would like to create static infographics and I am looking for a piece of software that aims to do this, is open-source (or at least free of charge), works on Linux and runs locally on my desktop (...
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Software for drawing schematic diagrams

Is there is any software that can be helpful in drawing professional diagrams such as circuit diagrams and systems diagrams for engineering reports? For example this diagram
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Construction measurement software

I regularly make measurements of tables, walls, rooms, construction projects, et cetera. I'd like to put these measurement in an app, so they look nicer and I can share them. Most apps I see are way ...
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Diagram drawing software 'freehand' style

A simple question please, I search a free (if possible) software (on windows) which allows to draw this kind of diagrams (as by hand):
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Dimension-driven graphics software

I'm looking for something analogous to the sketch feature in SolidWorks, but for creation of graphics. For those who haven't used SolidWorks, here's a video of a sketch being made. Essentially, I ...
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High-level library for 2D interactive graphics

I am looking for a software library / component with the following capabilities: Manage spatial (position, shape, size) information about 2D objects Render those objects to screen / image Handle ...
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Software to draw simple technical illustrations

Looking for software to draw diagrams such as the technical drawings in Machinery's Handbook or a free body diagram. I think Inkscape is probably the answer but I'm having trouble getting things ...
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Tool for sketching / drawing / painting quickly (Linux / Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a simple, fast and intuitive tool for sketching/drawing/painting in Ubuntu/Linux. I have Gimp installed and I like it, but I'm looking for something simpler and faster, to quickly ...
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Inkscape alternative for scientific schematic figures

I would like to produce something like the figures below. So far I have been using Inkscape, which is a bit laborious sometimes. As an alternative, sometimes Microsoft PowerPoint hasn't worked that ...
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Touch-optimized paint program

We're on vacation and it's raining :-( My kids want to paint some pictures, but unfortunately, we didn't bring pencils with us. My laptop has multitouch and we started using Paint.NET, which works ...
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Tablet app with finger drawing that starts with black background/white pen by default

Is there a very simple tablet app that lets your draw with your finger/has pinch to zoom, and an easy way to clear the screen and save your finger drawings? Might do some very simple math or ...
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Best software to draw in 3D

I'm trying to draw a picture like this; a 3D model and some inner parts. What is the best software to do that? I would appreciate if you could help me draw this. I need a project so that I can add my ...
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Three.js versus Babylon.js for CAD webapp

We're developing a CAD webapp. Our webapp will be for drawing buildings and their components (walls, trusses, etc.). Two prominent 3D libraries are Three.js and Babylon.js. What are the pros and cons ...
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A mac app that allows diagramming and handwritten notes, almost like a whiteboard app, that works w/ drawing tablets?

Basically something to do software architecture diagrams on and to write handwritten notes. I guess something like a white board application for the mac. Needs to work with a drawing tablet. I ...
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Software to 'sketch' graphs

I'm looking for free Windows software or a web app that lets me compose simple graphs with a 'sketch' style, as if drawn freehand. I want to use them to illustrate points made in a text (blog). ...
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Online drawing program that supports PVC parts?

I'm looking for an online drawing program that supports PVC part shapes. I'd like to use the program via my browser so I don't have to install anything. I sometimes make things out of PVC. I'd like ...
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Flash like SVG Animator Tool for Mobile?

For the desktop, I know there are many tools that can do exactly this such as... Animatron, Synfig Studio with this plugin, Snap.svg, and even Blender Basically, I'm looking for a similar tool like ...
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A JS library to see an image, draw on it and pinch to zoom

I'm currently using a canvas with an image as a background manipulated with FabricJS to draw on it easily using the property isDrawingMode: true. The problem is that users would like to pinch to ...
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Write/ink on anything when recording the screen

Explanation of what I'm looking for: Real time drawing/inking with stylus over what you are recording on the screen Palm rejection* Pressure sensitivity preferable I use a Windows 8.1 laptop (...
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