FreeCAD will be a general purpose 3D CAD modeller. The development will be completely Open Source. As modern 3D CAX modellers it will have a 2D component to extract design drawings from the 3D model, but 2D (like AutoCAD) is not the focus, neither are animation and organic shapes (Maya, 3D
... [More] StudioMAX, Cinema 4D). FreeCAD will aim directly to mechanical engineering, product design and related features (like CatiaV4 and V5, and SolidWorks). It will be a feature based parametric modeler. [Less]
OpenSCAD is a software for creating solid 3D CAD objects.
Unlike most free software for creating 3D models (such as the famous application Blender) it does not focus on the artistic aspects of 3D modelling but instead on the CAD aspects. Thus it might be the application you are looking for when
... [More] you are planning to create 3D models of machine parts but pretty sure is not what you are looking for when you are more interested in creating computer-animated movies. [Less]
Maven plugin to validate localization resources in Java properties files, based on a customizable pattern on the key: missing translations, incoherent formatting parameters, XHTML validation, URL patterns, forbidden js characters, plain text HTML attributes, ...
Functy is an open-source interactive 3D graph drawing package. The emphasis for the application is to allow Cartesian, spherical and parametric curve functions to be plotted and altered quickly and easily. This immediacy and the vivid results are intended to promote fun exploration of 3D functions.
A comprehensive library for supporting various design computation functions
Design computation has been a rapidly evolving field both in terms of engineering as well as architecture or in other words primarily geometrical. It covers a very well connected set of topics including shape
... [More] representation and generation, parametric and generative algorithms which themselves depend on a parametric framework, digital modeling, simulation and geometrical analysis of form and shape grammar.
In spite of the large amount of literature and academic research on the same, there exists no open source or commercial application framework for performing these computations. In particular even though there is some activity going on in the field of form generation, there is hardly any common platform for implementation of various algorithms (genetic, evolutionary and otherwise) and generative methods of planning, layout etc dealing with the more rigorous parts of form generation. Also it is surprising that there exists no good system for major theories/ techniques such as Shape grammar or Pattern Language. Even critical necessities such as parametric geometry, pattern generation, are supported by no open source CAD application. The aim of the project is the implementation of a design computation library (DCL) which would enable researchers to deal with mathematical and computational aspects of design more easily, significantly reducing the reinvention of the wheel. The range of implementation is mostly in the realm of rigorous space planning, parametric and generative geometry, and shape grammar. [Less]