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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

Up until a few years ago I used Microsoft Visio to reverse engineer an existing database to a diagram. This feature has been deprecated for a while now, and I'm rather stuck in finding an alternative. ...
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Parametric 3D modelling application for Mac

I'm looking for software similar to SolidWorks and CATIA for the Mac. I have tried Cinema 4D R14 and Rhino (Mac OS beta release), but I'm a bit disappointed on the lack of parametric modelling (not ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

I do not wish to say what is my project. Lets say I am creating a new kind of bicycle for example, and I am looking for investors and they asked for prototype. I did not create the physical prototype ...
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Simulate a 3D model (a boat) in fluid dynamics (water)

I have a 3D Sketchup model of a simple boat (it is a solid, if that matters) that I would like to test to see if it floats when given a certain density and load. I will eventually print the model, but ...
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Creating 3D models from point clouds

What are the leading software available for creating 3D models from point clouds? Commercial, freeware as well as open source on Windows platform. We have the point cloud from scanners. Scanned ...
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Free, simple 3d modelling tool for jewelry design

I am looking for a simple 3D modelling tool to design jewelry. Simple to use. I don't plan on doing this very often, trying to design something for an anniversary. Free...same as above. 3D ...
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Is there a physics / modeling software that will let you build and test… a flying machine?

Yes I know this question may be ridicously naive, but I'll just give it a shot. I was wondering if there is any software out there that could help you develop and test a flying machine, in a similar ...
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Software to simulate mechanics of production line

Is there any software where I can simulate production line elements (joints, motors, springs, actuators, movement)? For example I want to simulate mechanism to unwind paper from big roll to weld it ...
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Command line tool for converting between 3D formats

I am looking for a command line tool (i.e. automatable from the command line) for OS X that can convert between various 3D modelling formats, and satisfies the following: Supports any of the input ...
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Is there any good editor for 3D math scenes?

I was wondering if there is any useful editor for 3D math scenes out there. Something in style of a 3D editor like Blender, but with functionality like adding a line, plane or plot a function like in ...
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3D level editor

I'm looking for fully featured free 3D level editor for my game. It should output SCM friendly files (not the meshes and dds of course, just the transforms and such) that let me render it like I want ...
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What tools exist for documenting and sharing processes?

I'm looking for a tool that allows me to document and share processes for working. Processes can contain lots of things - work products, best practices, publications, regulations, roles, tasks and so ...
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Recommended Process Modeling Software Tool

I'm looking a process modeling software tool that has different functionality. This software should enable to support and define a business process throughout the organization's function and people's ...
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Software to model human body falling

I need to identify software in which I can model the trajectory of a human being falling within a complex structure - e.g. as if someone is falling from a tree and hits a series of branches on the way ...
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Recommendation for a program to map flood extent?

Given DEM and inflow hydrograph, I am trying to make a map of flood inundation from a dam breach. Does anyone know of a suitable program (free) to model this? I have tried to model using FLO-2D ...
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Simple Truss Modeling Software

I've a project in my university to create a bridge truss of straws, I am looking for a modeling software that can help me imagine my design's effectiveness (a software that's able to calculate the ...
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What tools are suitable for modeling calculation dependencies

Our team is developing engine that calculates more than 100 different (financial) numbers based on some formulas (mostly semi-complex sums, averages and ratios) in Java and SQL. We want to create ...
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We need a good 3D development software for Linux

Our company is making a game we a few requirements for the thing we want to develop it in. It has to run natively on Linux (no virtual box or Wine) Preferably open source Good support for Blender ...
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Software for modelling congestion of (road) traffic networks?

I'm looking for a way to model a simple road network (e.g. cars, no need for multiple transport modes), to investigate the effects of intelligent routing on congestion. Is there any existing software ...
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Software for Glossing/Tagging and Mapping Patterns in Text

Pleasantries I'm an English major temporarily studying at Oxford and I feel my literary/rhetorical analyses and argumentation could use a touch of the 'objectivity,' real or supposed, that ...
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Online 3d modeling free software

Is there a free online 3d modeling site that is recommended for beginners? I would prefer if it could export to *.obj so I could use it with pygame. If not, then is there one that is less than 5 GB ...
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Rapid 3D Spatial Modeling and Data Analysis

I am looking to determine if SketchUp Pro is the appropriate software or if there is a better solution out there for the following purposes. I need a tool that will allow me to rapidly model 3D ...
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Modelling tool for very large models?

Are there any tools especially designed for very large/complex domain/database models? I am speaking of 200+ or 500+ entities/tables? Common standard tools don't cope well with this amount, both in ...
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Is there any tool for making decision trees and then converting theme into JSON/XML format?

I'm looking for a free desktop tool that offer you the possibility to create decision/classification tree and then export that tree into a known format, ideally JSON or XML. I'd like to add that ...
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Efficient Poisson solver compatible with MPI

To solve a Poisson equation, I am currently using code which uses the Hypre library with MPI. I would like to know what else is out there, and if there is some accepted standard in the industry, i.e. ...
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Hair style software in 3D or with side hair design

I have searched and found some software to design hair styles. But, they just over a hair image on one's front photos. I am looking for a 3D hair style software, or one I can also design my side ...
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Software to model car paint designs

I am looking for a software that allows me to model paint designs that I can apply to a car. My objective is to play with the paint designs that I can apply to a car before going to a body shop and ...
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Command line program to perform CSG / Boolean operations

I'm looking for a command line program that can perform constructive solid geometry, aka Boolean operations on meshes. I would like to use it like this: intersect a.stl b.stl result.stl Blender can ...
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Simple 3D modeling program to simulate pipe intersections

I am looking for a software that can simulate pipe to pipe connections and if possible export a unfold from that connection. I have to make a pipe welded into another pipe, this can be eccentric, ...
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Trace a beam within the interior of a 3D model

I am looking for a (can be a paid version) software that allows me: to render a 2D cross section of a given 3D model, cut at any particular plane the 2D cross section containing enough information to ...
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3d parametric/constraint modeling for Linux (Ubuntu)

I'm looking for a 3d modeling toolkit for Ubuntu Linux to replace Autodesk Inventor, which I had been running on an old Windows box. As I am working on projects with others that use Inventor, ...
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3d Modelling: Creating driver license theory book images

I'd like to create images suitable for a (European) driver license theory book (see below). My criteria are all "nice to haves", I'd be interested to hear software recommendations that do not meet all ...
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UML (or other modeling) tool which can create JavaScript, especially Node.js

What are some tools (or set of tools) out there that can create JavaScript from a diagram such as UML. This is especially of interest for Node.js but JavaScript in general is of interest too. ...
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Open source Tool for modeling a Firebird database

I am looking for a open source tool for modeling my Firebird database. Don't know if there are any specific ones for Firebird or a universal one. I know IBExpert for Firebird modeling but it's not ...
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Design entity-relationship models in Ubuntu

I'm looking for a tool where I can design my entity-relationship models, but I don't want suites like MySQL Workbench for example, I just want to draw my models. I used to use a tool named brmodelo, ...
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Example of open source tool planned with UML

I'm looking for open source software that use UML modeling to present own structure. Basically I need good UML model of popular software, at best it should be 4+1 model. Google haven't helped me with ...
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Data entity definition language

I'm aware that most languages allow you to define data entities and the relationships between then in various ways; but I'm wondering if there's anything that's targeted specifically at holding this ...
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Software to convert 360 degree images/video into 3D model?

Does anyone know of any software out there that can generate a 3D model from 360 images or a 360 video? I have a 360 camera and can take photos or videos, and want to turn it into a 3D model so I can ...
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Can anyone reccomend a 3D modeling software?

Can anyone recommend a 3D modeling software. My goal is to create a 3D model, be able to take a photograph of the model from different angles and different positions (must have rigging), save those ...
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3D Building automatic texture software recommendations?

Does anyone have any recommendations for any software (proprietary/opensource/programmable) that can automatically texture 3D building models (collada/shp) from digital aerial camera (large/medium ...
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Is there a tool to modeling a db?

I'm looking for a tool that will generate a logical model of permissions for each user in my db. I've been using PgModeler, but i'm looking for alternatives that allows modeling role's permisions.
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Build a 3D Book Preview with user uploaded images

My plan is to build a website very similar to https://buch-konfigurator.brandbook.de/. So I'll have a book which I can edit in some aspects. The biggest hurdle is to get a user uploaded image on ...
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Tool for modeling software architectures

OS: Doesn't matter, I'd prefer Linux tho. Budget: prefering something free as its the only thing I need to virtualize I got something like below. The picture is my miserable try to show my kubernetes ...
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Virtual worlds software allowing dynamically changes via REST API calls

Not necessarily a gaming world, but to experience working/living environments: which free and open source software allows dynamic world modification per (REST) API calls? Related to: Free software ...
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Render stop-motion video from Wavefront *.obj files

I auto-generate a sequence of ~100 Wavefront *.obj files with a script which I would like to turn into a stop-motion video. Requirements Availability of a CLI or API so that the whole process can be ...
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Creating isometric open room models and animations

I'm looking to build these isometric spaces/rooms and eventually add some animation. Short of using Cinema 4D, is there something with an easier learning curve and prebuilt models to 'furnish' the ...
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Greenhouse gas emission calculator

I want to calculate green gas emission from motorcycles using fuel use and run a simulation for 10 years later. To get the fuel use the distance covered per day will be divided by the total number of ...
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What programs allow this kind of data entry?

I am looking for a program (preferably standalone, non-web) which allows generic information modelling. By the latter, I mean the creation of entity and relationship types, and their instances. A few ...
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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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Model relation between input and ouput

I'm working on a piece of software that has a large amount of input parameters and output parameters. It is sometimes difficult to know how changes made to one input affects different output ...