Some of the useful Open Source Tools of the day

Sweet Home 3D

An interior design application to draw house plans & arrange furniture; Sweet Home 3D is an interior design application that helps you to quickly draw the floor plan of your house, arrange furniture on it, and visit the results in 3D.

http://www.sweethome3d.com/

FreeMind

A premier mind-mapping software written in Java; A mind mapper, and at the same time an easy-to-operate hierarchical editor with strong emphasis on folding. These two are not really two different things, just two different descriptions of a single application. Often used for knowledge and content management.

http://freemind.sourceforge.net/wiki/index.php/Main_Page

gnuplot

A portable, multi-platform, command-line driven graphing utility, A famous scientific plotting package, features include 2D and 3D plotting, a huge number of output formats, interactive input or script-driven options, and a large set of scripted examples.

http://gnuplot.sourceforge.net/

GeoServer

GeoServer is an open source software server written in Java that allows users to share and edit geospatial data. Designed for interoperability, it publishes data from any major spatial data source using open standards: WMS, WFS, WCS, WPS and REST

http://geoserver.org/

LibreCAD

A free Open Source CAD application for Windows, Apple, and Linux; Features:

  • Reads DWG and DXF files
  • Writes DXF, SVG, PDF and more…
  • Custom toolbars and menus
  • Highly customizable appearance (GUI)
  • Advanced snapping system
  • Line, polyline, spline, circle, ellipse, text, dimension
  • Blocks and hatches
  • Plugin system

http://librecad.org/

matplotlib

Matplotlib is a python library for making publication quality plots using a syntax familiar to MATLAB users. Matplotlib uses numpy for numerics. Output formats include PDF, Postscript, SVG, and PNG, as well as a screen display.

http://matplotlib.org/

http://matplotlib.org/users/installing.html

gretl

gretl is a cross-platform software package for econometric analysis, written in the C programming language.

  • Easy, intuitive GUI
  • Sophisticated (OLS, MLE, GMM, system estimation)
  • Internationalized (10 languages besides English)

http://gretl.sourceforge.net/

FreeCAD (beta)

A parametric 3D CAD modeller; FreeCAD is a general purpose feature-based, parametric 3D modeller for CAD, MCAD, CAx, CAE and PLM, aimed directly at mechanical engineering and product design but also fits a wider range of uses in engineering, such as architecture or other engineering specialities. It is 100% Open Source and extremely modular, allowing for very advanced extension and customization. FreeCAD is based on OpenCasCade, a powerful geometry kernel, features an Open Inventor-compliant 3D scene representation model provided by the Coin 3D library, and a broad Python API. The interface is built with Qt. FreeCAD runs exactly the same way on Windows, Mac OSX and Linux platforms.

http://www.freecadweb.org/

List and information above is in reference to a search based on sourceforge.net

 

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Prof. Bhasker Bhatt is a Town Planner and Civil Enginee. He has been very active with design thinking based training program as an expert conducting workshops.He completed his masters in town planning with a research on Road Safety Audit. As far as academics are concerned, he has been excellent and awarded with several Gold Medals during Diploma, Degree and Post Graduate studies. He had provided his services in the field of consultancy at national as well as international level through working with multilateral organisations such as The World Bank and United Nations Development Project-India. Research areas of him include Road Safety, Urban Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Statistical Analysis Techniques, GIS and Climate Change effects in urban areas.He is actively associated with several professional organisations and serving various prestigious posts for better interaction among educational, engineering and planning fraternity. He has more than 6 years’ experience in technical consultancy and about 6 years of engineering teaching. He has guided about 23 PG Dissertations and 10+ UG projects as well as a few AMIE projects. Towards continuous upgradations of skills and technological advancements, he has attempted 50+ events consisting of workshops, training programs, seminars, conventions, and symposiums. He frequently organises events for students and faculty members that ignite active academic upgradations and industrial interaction. He has published more than 56 technical research papers in conferences and journals. Several of his research articles are awarded with Best Paper honor during conferences. Most of all his works are available online for reference along with projects and dissertation reports. He is fascinated to conduct academic and exposure trips for students through putting his network of acquaintances to best of use.Prof. Bhasker is a recipient of “Best Section Management Committee Member of ISTE Gujarat Section 2015”. Also, he was honoured by “Pedagogical Innovation Award 2015” by the GTU for his efforts and contributions in engineering education. At the GTU he was a Master Trainer for Faculty Development Programs conducted at the University wherein he trained more than 350+ teachers of diverse engineering discipline. 1500+ students have attended his sessions on Design Thinking approach that ignites the engineering insights and motivates the engineering brain to increase capabilities, drastically. Recently he has been active with Startup Weekend Surat (powered by Google Inc.) as a trainer. He has developed his own learning portal, www.new.bvbhatt.com for learners - completely free of cost to best serve the purpose of spreading knowledge.

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