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Here`s one more for those that like to create custom apps | tools for AutoCAD; as Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) engine is no longer provided with your AutoCAD OEM installation media... ;)
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One that might be useful for you folks trying to automate repetitive tasks across a bunch of different products is AutoIT. Easy to get to grips with, powerful and free.
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Great thread. Plus 1 for windirstat, used it all the time to track down duplicate files and bloated projects.

Probably well known, but Quick Terrain Reader (QT) is super quick for viewing las files, a good freebie for clients.
https://appliedimagery.com/download/

Another I use a lot is crimson editor, powerful text/code editor that you can record scripts with, perform calculations etc for repetitve tasks.
http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

A bit left field, but QGIS has come on a long way in the last few years, and the latest release has support for point clouds and mesh data. A good tool for managing coordinate systems and aggregating disparate spatial data. Could be used as a free alternative to global mapper, which is also an ace application of you havent tried it.
https://qgis.org/en/site/

Has anyone tried the free field app from vervator? Looks like it has potential, especially if you have some floorplans to take a snap of:
https://vercator.com/field-app-learn-more/
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1 more is maps.me app for IOS and Android. Uses Open Street Map which you can have offline, and reads kml files. Just put kml on your device and use the open with function to get it into maps.me, and save it there.
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rollorigby wrote: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:24 amA bit left field, but QGIS has come on a long way in the last few years, and the latest release has support for point clouds and mesh data. A good tool for managing coordinate systems and aggregating disparate spatial data. Could be used as a free alternative to global mapper, which is also an ace application of you havent tried it.
https://qgis.org/en/site/
Installed QGIS last week to test our shape file interface on SCC for a client and was impressed by how much it has come on in recent years. We're starting to see a number of clients use it in favour of ArcGIS recently. I must take some time to get to grips with the point cloud interface.
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Better late than never, adding a few I use.

Greenshot - Awesome screengrab software, screen grab and send direct to paint.net/word/onenote/powerpoint etc. add annotations, hot keys etc.
https://getgreenshot.org/

ActivePresenter - For creating training material (free and paid versions available)
https://atomisystems.com/activepresenter/

Inkscape - Vector graphics editor (Free version of Adobe Illustrator AI )
https://inkscape.org/

Drawio - Flowcharts, process maping etc. (online and desktop versions available)
https://app.diagrams.net/

DaVinci Resolve - Video editing (Free and paid versions available, even if you want to make a Hollywood movie, the free version is amazing)
https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/au/pro ... ciresolve/

Power Bi Desktop - Desktop analytics (If you've used power pivot in excel, try this. Not easy to share on the free version though)
https://powerbi.microsoft.com/en-us/downloads/
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