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Sweet Home 3D 5.1

An attractive, easy-to-use interior design tool

by Mike Williams

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License: Open Source
Operating Systems: Linux, Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
Languages: English, Bulgarian, Chinese (Simplified), Czech, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Vietnamese
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 06 October 2015
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Developer: eTeks
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Sweet Home 3D
An easy-to-use interior design tool

When you next get bored with your home then you could try randomly rearranging the furniture, until you find a layout that appeals. But if that sounds too much like hard work, then we may have a better idea. Sweet Home 3D is a free, open-source interior design tool that helps you plan out everything from a revamped room to entire new house, and includes a 3D preview of how your design will look, so you can get everything just right before you start work.

If you've tried similar tools before then you'll know that they can be very tricky to use, but Sweet Home 3D is different. Everything you need to "dress" a room is immediately available in a tree view: chairs, stools, bookcases, desks, sinks, beds, baths and more. All you have to do is choose what you need, drag and drop it onto the room area, and position the object to suit your needs.

As you work, the program can display and update an "aerial view" of your room, which alone gives you a very good idea of the layout. But if you want the true 3D effect, just click 3D View > Virtual Visit, then use the mouse to move around the room and see how it looks from different angles.

If Sweet Home 3D doesn't contain all the objects you need, then it's easy to add more. The Furniture Import Wizard can import 3D objects in OBJ, LWS, or 3DS formats, and there are plenty of compatible free models available online.

And if you want to share your plan with someone else, then the program can print it directly to a PDF document. Or you're able to export it as an SVG file, which may let them customise the design with their own ideas.

Sweet Home 3D v5.1 ichanges, include (see full changelog):

- Fixed a regression that prevented to easily select an object placed in a selected room.
- Fixed a bug that generated wrong SVG files for plans containing texts with the default font.
- Fixed a bug that could prevent to reopen a SH3D file saved with its furniture list sorted on Color or Texture columns.
- Removed unexpected surfaces displayed at the ground in 3D and matching objects at n-2 levels under the ground.
- Fixed wrongly computed cutout of staircases in the upper floor for some layouts.
- Fixed some 3D rendering issues on rooms at ground level under Mac OS X with Java 6.
- Fixed the management of icons and models referenced more than once in SH3T and SH3L files edited with the Furniture Library Editoror the Textures Library Editor.
- Updated German, Japanese and Swedish help pages.
- Upgraded Java 3D to version 1.6.0-pre12 / JOGL 2.3.2 beta for the Mac OS X version run with Java 7 / 8.
- Replaced JRE 8u51 by JRE 8u60 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java under Windows.
- Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.


A simple way to create clear and attractive room layouts

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