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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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Software to model car paint designs

Quite a steep learning curve and probably overkill but you could use Blender 3D to first model your car, (there may already be a model out there that someone else has done and released into the public ...
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Free, simple 3d modelling tool for jewelry design

Blender is a free and open-source 3D modeling tool. I'm not sure if you would call Blender "simple," but it's certainly a capable option worth exploring. Due to its popularity, there should ...
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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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Software for modelling congestion of (road) traffic networks?

The one that I know is Aimsun, which is defined as a traffic modelling software that allows you to model anything from a single bus lane to an entire region. It's a professional tool and I'm pretty ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

Suggesting these software's without my personal experience but I hope my answers will help you.:) FreeCAD FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeler for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE ...
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3D level editor

You can use COLLADA format. It is just a 3d object in XML. Editor such as Blender can export into this format and a lot of 3d engine can read it. Hope it helps
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Free, simple 3d modelling tool for jewelry design

SketchUp(Free, Easy to Learn, Easy to use) is a great choice for such tasks. Though SketchUp is mostly used for architectural and interior designs, it's certainly capable of modeling complex ...
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Parametric 3D modelling application for Mac

While Blender was a nice suggestion I found it quite similar to Cinema 4D. The parametric modelling features were based on plugins and not fully developed. I did find FreeCAD which looks far more ...
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Parametric 3D modelling application for Mac

Well why only recommend a great program once in day... second time today: Blender has a Mac build. Blender is so awesome that you can do almost anything with it! I have mainly used it for animation (...
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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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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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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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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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Creating 3D models from point clouds

If you have a Kinect I think http://reconstructme.net has a good one I know of that the people in the Microsoft Kinect forum have talked about a fair bit from time to time. P.S. you will need mesh lab ...
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Command line tool for converting between 3D formats

I would suggest taking a look at the Blender import and output formats - I am reasonably sure that most of what you are asking for are available. If they are you can run blender from the command line ...
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Software for Glossing/Tagging and Mapping Patterns in Text

Since you already know some python you could take a look at the Natural Language Toolkit - nltk - it has a large suite of tools and the ability to customise most of them. Of your requirements: ...
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Is there any good editor for 3D math scenes?

You can use GeoGebra: Free (+ portable version available) Works with Windows/Mac/Linux (even Android/iPhone/Windows Phone as well as in Google Chrome) Can do 3D plotting:
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Software for prototyping in 3d

I would use Blender, no doubt! Free, simple, easy. It's the open source equivalent of Maya, CAD etc. and probably even better than them. [see www.blender.org] also have a look at google scetch - ...
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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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Program to visualise and/or model socket connections

Perhaps you should consider GraphViz? You write simple text files, then run therm though the tool to draw diagrams of various sorts. Here's their example of a (very large) network (there are many ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Design entity-relationship models in Ubuntu

Try Dia. Here is the description from its website: Dia is roughly inspired by the commercial Windows program 'Visio,' though more geared towards informal diagrams for casual use. It can be used ...
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Example of open source tool planned with UML

StarUML is an open source project to develop fast, flexible, extensible, featureful, and freely-available UML/MDA platform running on Win32 platform. The goal of the StarUML project is to build a ...
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Recommended Process Modeling Software Tool

Try Gliffy Each BPMN element — flow object, connecting object, swimlane, and artifact — is represented by a shape. Drag and drop these shapes from the Gliffy library into a diagram that depicts how ...
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Software for prototyping in 3d

Typically, the prototype is made in an MCAD package, like Solidworks, Inventor, Proe (Creo), Catia, Siemens NX, Solid Edge, we have many more, but those are many popular. All them have modules for ...
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