What's a good piece of software for simple, controlled shape creation?

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  • LibreOffice

    Read-only LibreOffice core repo - no pull request (use gerrit instead https://gerrit.libreoffice.org/) - don't download zip, use https://dev-www.libreoffice.org/bundles/ instead (by LibreOffice)

    Otherwise, maybe a basic drawing program... the Draw package in Libre Office is an option

  • FreeCAD

    This is the official source code of FreeCAD, a free and opensource multiplatform 3D parametric modeler.

    Depends a lot on your budget and software background... Myself, I'd recommend a CAD program. Either a freebie like FreeCAD or one of the paid options. (I personally use the Maker version of SOLIDWORKS ($100/yr), because I'm familiar with it from work.)

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    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

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