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

SchemaCrawler is a free, open-source database discovery tool that can reverse engineer your existing database. Important: SQL Server 2012 databases - SchemaCrawler works with SQL Server 2012 ...
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Android camera that records accelerometer/gyroscope information

Open Camera has these options under Settings → Location settings… Store compass direction Store yaw, pitch, and roll It gets saved in the EXIF as User comment : Yaw:88.52357,...
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3D house design software

You can try Sweet Home 3D. It has both desktop and web-based versions. It's free and open-source. It's pretty straightforward on basic planning. If I remember well, you can create multi-floor projects ...
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Make 3D animations

The best answer is Blender 3D: it can do all that you need and more Free, Gratis & Open Source Full 3-D modelling up to photo-realistic results if desired Animation and Rendering including moving ...
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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

I just had the same requirements as the original question, but Visio already had an advantage for our choice as the ERD diagrams were once generated via reverse-engineering in 2007. Since, we already ...
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3D Modeling Software for Tires

I would say go for Blender. There are some great tutorials on how to model a tyre in blender, (as a quick Google will show), but they almost all are about how to do it manually. By all means look at ...
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Trace a beam within the interior of a 3D model

I think I'd look at OnShape for CAD-like and parametric 3D modeling, but for the kind of visualization you're looking at, I think you may want to look at Blender, or any other of the major DCC 3D apps ...
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Command line program to perform CSG / Boolean operations

Turns out, you can run Blender from the command line: blender -b -P intersect.py -- a.stl b.stl result.stl And that's the python script intersect.py: import bpy import sys index = sys.argv.index("-...
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Simple 3D modeling program to simulate pipe intersections

You don't say if you require free software or are willing to pay. One suggestion for a free solution is Onshape. This is real 3-D solid modeling that runs in the browser. It does boolean operations (...
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Software for creation of 3D models of humans?

Personally I cannot recommend Blender 3D modeller enough. Free, Gratis & Open Source Contains just about everything that you might need Lots of books, tutorials, online demo, user groups, etc. ...
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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

Visio 2016 now has an add-in for the reverse engineering https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Reverse-engineer-an-existing-database-into-a-database-model-fb034862-acfc-45bc-88b2-f33d1e1f8614#...
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Open source software for noise modelling (GIS) as an alternative to Soundplan

This is a highly specialized work field, with really complex software. As a GIS specialist, I have worked with a company that specialized in this type of 3D sound modeling software in (urban) spaces ...
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Simple-to-use visualization of 3D object intersections

With OpenSCAD, you may be able to accomplish your objective. It's free, works on Linux and Windows. Intuitive to use? I'm not a programmer but can manage the logical thinking process required to ...
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Does this kind of wood construction framing software exist and if so, what is it called?

You might not be looking for a category as such, but a subcategory that is so niche that it only includes 0-1 actual software programs. For example, I know of exactly one CAD software that allows ...
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3D house design software

Another possibility is BricsCAD Shape. It is free and there are good tutorials on the site. I will say if you have a lot of experience with 3D solid modeling it might actually be harder to figure out ...
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reconstruct a 3D cylinder from a 2D image

If you have a rectangle and know the true representation is a cylinder, any program which can perform a revolve feature will provide the desired result. Fusion 360 will do so, beginning with a sketch ...
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Software to convert 360 degree images/video into 3D model?

Daft as it sounds a 360 degree camera does not provide the data in a single shot to create a 3-D model. This is because it only has a single view of any one object that is in sight. Our eyes (for most ...
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3d Modelling: Creating driver license theory book images

This is a clear case for Blender in my opinion. Freeware, super-robust, Linux, Mac and Windows, and exceptionally powerful and flexible - enough so that despite being freeware, it's finding acceptance ...
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Is there a CAD software that supports posable 3D human models and bones?

I would say use blender, you do not actually need CAD software. As a hobbyist I don't expect your model will be used to generate CAM files that will be fed to the CNC machines. If you do get to that ...
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Online 3d modeling free software

I started off 3D modelling using this free online software called Tinkercad (https://www.tinkercad.com/). You're able to export to .obj .stl and .svg. It's really simplistic and great for beginners. ...
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Solving optimization problems like "which employees in which office" with constrains and preferences

These are Constrained optimization problems can be furthered classified according to the nature of the constraints (e.g., linear, nonlinear, convex). The constraints on the variables can vary widely ...
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UML (or other modeling) tool which can create JavaScript, especially Node.js

You should look to Wikipedia's List of Unified Modeling Language tools. You don't specify an o/s, but StarUML generates NodeJs (there are more which generate JS) and runs on Windows, macOS & ...
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online or offline topographic-type model creator program

The answer arrived to my alleged mind in a burst of inspiration. I had posted a link to a laser-cutter forum and was able to locate my original post. The program is called flatfab which certainly ...
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What tools exist for documenting and sharing processes?

The Yaoqiang BPMN Editor (Sourceforge) can be used to document business processes in the Business Process Model and Notation (Wikipedia)
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Rapid 3D Spatial Modeling and Data Analysis

If you are already working in Revit, why not use Revit's Conceptual Massing tools? they would seem to answer your needs pretty nicely, and you clearly already have the tool. There is an existing ...
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A Java library for language-independent source code analysis

I'm using Polyglot. The API is particularly anti-ergonomic, ugly and against pretty much each one of modern Java conventions I know. But it seems to do the job.
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Free, simple 3d modelling tool for jewelry design

Maybe Decoded Heart could help. It's as simple as it gets. This tool is aimed to people without ANY experience in 3D modeling. You have limited possibilities, but I believe you can still get very ...
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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

Try Apex SQL Model Free: https://www.apexsql.com/sql-tools-model.aspx with: Forward and reverse engineer Customize the appearance of models Create new or modify existing object groups Navigate ...
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Free software to reverse engineer existing complex database diagrams in SQL Server 2008+

Consider SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS). Go to Database -> Database Diagrams -> Right click -> Add new diagram -> Add the desired tables for your ERD. Pros: Comes with SSMS, can extract and ...
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