Sweet Home 3D for Mac

Sweet Home 3D for Mac

Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 10 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.4
  • Total Downloads:
    83,579
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2010
  • File Size:
    17.15MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    634
  • Operating Systems:
    Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC

Publisher's Description

+
 
read more +
User Reviews
+

Results 1–10 of 10

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (1)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (0) (0)

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

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (2) (0)

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!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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.

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

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!

Reply to this review

Was this review helpful? (1) (0)

Results 1–10 of 10

Add Your Review

Login or create an account to post a review.

You are logged in as . Please submit your review for Sweet Home 3D
Add Your Review

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

Update your review

Since you've already submitted a review for this product, this submission will be added as an update to your original review.
Submit

The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited.
Click here to review our site terms of use.

 
see all reviews +

Full Specifications

+
What's new in version 2.4
  • Added DAE/Collada format to the file formats supported by furniture import wizard, to be able to import the 3D models proposed on Google 3D Warehouse.
  • Added support for transparency in PNG/GIF images applied as texture to 3D models.
  • Displayed the lines defined in OBJ and DAE files.
  • Fixed 3D rendering to ensure OBJ files created from the exportation of the 3D view keep the same look when imported.
  • Modulated texture illumination according to ambient lights (caution, this may change the brightness of images displayed in existing SH3D files).
  • Fixed a bug that moved out of center some imported 3DS models.
  • Fixed a bug that made an imported OBJ file lose its colors when its name contained non ASCII letters.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented overlapping floors from being correctly displayed.
  • Fixed a bug that didn't restore correctly the saved location of view splitters for maximized windows.
  • Optimized memory used by 3D models.
  • Modified installation process of Sweet Home 3D with Java Web Start to display the security dialog earlier.
  • Added furnitureResourcesURLBase and texturesResourcesURLBase parameters to Sweet Home 3D applet to simplify the deployment of furniture and textures catalogs on other servers.
  • Replaced JRE 6u18 by JRE 6u20 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher eTeks
Publisher web site http://www.eteks.com
Release Date May 25, 2010
Date Added May 25, 2010
Version 2.4
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.5 PPC, Macintosh, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 PPC, Mac OS X 10.6 Intel, Mac OS X 10.4 Intel
Additional Requirements
  • Mac OS X 10.4 - 10.6.x
  • Download Information
    File Size 17.15MB
    File Name SweetHome3D-4.5-macosx.dmg
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 83,579
    Downloads Last Week 634
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

    Previous Versions:

    Add to my list Report a problem
     
    read more +

    More Products to Consider

    Close[x]

    Submit a problem report for Sweet Home 3D

    Please describe the problem you have with this software. This information will be sent to our editors for review.

    Problem:

    The Download.com Installer isn't working as expected

    The download link does not work

    The software has a newer version

    The product contains malicious software

    Other

    Description:

    Please select a feedback type.

    Please enter a description.

    Submit Problem Report

    Close[x]

    Problem Report submitted

    Thank you for submitting a problem report! The Download team is committed to providing you with accurate software information.

    OK