Sweet Home 3D for Mac

Sweet Home 3D for Mac

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    83,787
  • Date Added:
    October 23, 2014
  • File Size:
    17.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    634
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.6/10.7/10.8/10.9

Editors' Review

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Sweet Home 3D for Mac is an interior design application that lets you lay out your furniture (or even your house). Sweet Home 3D for Mac is a free download and installs easily.

Sweet Home 3D for Mac lets you arrange and rearrange furniture in a framework house so you can get the optimum layout. You start using Sweet Home 3D for Mac by laying out the dimensions of your room, floor, or house. The more accurately this is done the better, as a few inches can make a huge difference in layout potential. After that, you can grab images of furniture and position them in your layout. You can adjust the sizes of the furniture to match your existing furniture easily. To view the results, you can have a top-down view, or a movable 3D view that lets you move about and view the layout from all angles. Even better, you can create photo-realistic images of the results, giving you an accurate view from any angle. While it is relatively easy to get started with Sweet Home 3D for Mac, there's a surprisingly complex application underneath it with so many tunable features it could take months to learn everything about the software.

There's a ton of capabilities in Sweet Home 3D for Mac, but at the same time you can use it for laying out your dining room in a few minutes. The biggest surprise is that the software is free, and has an active support forum for it. If interior design is something you could use, Sweet Home 3D for Mac is a winner of an app.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Could use a speed boost, but great"

April 29, 2014  |  By ScotlandSaint

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.3

Pros

Excellent graphics
Ability to import objects
Ability to modify objects
Free

Cons

Gets sluggish when file gets big

Summary

Great product that could benefit from a speed boost.

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4 stars

"Extremely useful and it is free!"

September 17, 2012  |  By warthawg

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.6

Pros

I have used it to "place" our furniture in a home we bought but on which we have not yet closed. The 3D rendering is particularly useful, especially when I make a "photographic" image of a room and show sunlight patterns through windows at any given time of day. Although the furnishing objects are limited, I was able to import some more and to substitute objects that approximated our antique primitive furniture by specifying the color and dimensions. Finding help took a little work, but it is usually there and,once found, easily understood. We have moved a lot, and I have used graph paper and more primitive programs for furniture placement, but this is hands-down the most sophisticated software I have ever used, and I am eager to explore the potential of this program. If you know the dimensions of the rooms you want to arrange, the program makes it easy to draw and to place your furnishings where they best fit. Just remember to start a wall with a click and end it with two clicks.

Cons

I wish there were more objects to choose from. Does nobody but us have rocking chairs, for instance? I am color weak (I'm a male) and would love to have a color pallet with more discernable colors. Especially compound colors--shades of brown or green. But these are minor problems.

Summary

It is a useful and sophisticated program, and it's FREE. It takes some learning to use, but it is very useful once you get the hang of it. My thanks to the programmers.

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4 stars

"Some Great Features, Easy to Learn... No wood floors?"

November 29, 2011  |  By mickpick

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.3

Pros

I've used this to assist with small renovations. I found it easy to pick up for the most park, I have zero background in CAD so thats a plus for new users.
I am con
You can download additional sets of icons for projects you are working on. Not a lot, but it all adds up.

Cons

The selection of textures for walls, ceiling and flooring is very poor. You can find four styles of soap holders, but need a wooden floor..

Summary

All in all, I picked up a new computer and it was on the top of my list to download and install.

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3 stars

"haven't used enough but so far, good software."

October 28, 2011  |  By bossugly

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.3

Pros

Love what you can do with a simple drawing. Don't know how the software calculate the length of a line but again, I haven't used it enough.

Cons

Don't know how the software calculate the length of a line but again, I haven't used it enough.

Summary

Good so far.

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4 stars

"great for a free app!"

May 04, 2011  |  By ajphreak

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.2

Pros

simple, easy to use and works really well. they provide links to some really good 3D furniture etc

Cons

furniture etc fairly basic

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2 stars

"Very Limited"

January 13, 2011  |  By mwjacobs

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.0

Pros

3D rendering

Cons

Not very many furniture pieces to choose from.

Summary

It is a very simple room layout design tool.

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3 stars

"good, but not quite there"

January 05, 2011  |  By al2600

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.0

Pros

user friendly

Cons

a little limitd in scope

Summary

the big weakness for me was not being able to create a multi-floor project

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5 stars

"Terrific !!"

September 07, 2010  |  By dbuia1_dotmac

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 2.6

Pros

Works for both US and Metric which is a BIG plus. Once you get the hang of it, it's easy to use and scale the image.

Cons

Wish there were more windows and doors and more accessible furniture image.

Summary

Overall a terrific product with great potential....and it's free!

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5 stars

"It worked just fine"

June 30, 2010  |  By cpo7858

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 2.5

Pros

Easy to use, nice view

Cons

Some features that are kind of hard to use

Summary

You can use it easily and donĀ“t need to be a real pro in design.

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5 stars

"Excellent application!!"

April 06, 2009  |  By depeche

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 1.8

Summary

This review was originally posted on VersionTracker.com.
This app is very intuitive and easy to use. The live "render" of objects is really nice. I do find the mouse input very sensitive when it comes to live pan-arounds though, but not enough to hinder the enjoyment. You can also import 3ds and OBJs models too. Thanks for creating this, it's just awesome!

AND IT'S FREE!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
Better support for 3DS format and bug fixes.
General
Publisher eTeks
Publisher web site http://www.eteks.com
Release Date October 23, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 4.5
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Mac OS X 10.8, Mac OS X 10.9, Mac OS X 10.6, Mac OS X 10.7, Macintosh
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 17.15MB
File Name SweetHome3D-4.5-macosx.dmg
Popularity
Total Downloads 83,787
Downloads Last Week 634
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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