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Sweet Home 3D for Mac

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    Dec. 01, 2010
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2 stars

"Very Limited"

January 13, 2011  |  By mwjacobs

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.0


3D rendering


Not very many furniture pieces to choose from.


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


user friendly


a little limitd in scope


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

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.0
  • Added suport for round walls.
  • Added 3D view > Store point of view... menu item to save the current point of view, and 3D view > Go to point of view menu to go back to a saved point of view.
  • Added a compass displayed in the plan as a compass rose and associated to the geographic location of the home.
  • Improved photo rendering at the two best quality levels (windows and images transparency support, sun orientation depending on the chosen hour and date, lights management, matt / shiny appearance of surfaces).
  • Added 5 lights and 8 colored light sources to the default furniture catalog.
  • Displayed selected light sources with wireframe spheres in the 3D view.
  • Changed the indicator and the behavior of the bottom left corner of lights to be able to update their light power.
  • Added the Keep proportions option to furniture modification dialog to keep furniture proportions when their size is edited.
  • Added the Part of base plan option to furniture modification dialog to be able to lock a piece of furniture when the base plan is locked.
  • Included all non movable furniture in the locked plan.
  • Improved the computing of shadows on the floor of 3D models containing many vertices to avoid the program to hang at the second quality photo rendering level.
  • Improved the computing of the max altitude and the 3D rendering in Aerial view mode.
  • Updated wrong normals values in some 3D models of the default catalog to improve their rendering.
  • Added a cross hatch pattern for walls.
  • Print / Copy / Export of the background image if it's displayed in the plan.
  • Managed saving of homes data at regular time intervals in a private folder, with automatic recovery of homes in case the program crashed.
  • Added automatic deletion of temporary files created by Sweet Home 3D older than a week.
  • Kept shapes prefix of furniture exported at OBJ format, to restore prefixed shapes properties correctly at reimporation time.
  • Saved Sweet Home 3D preferences in a file independent from Operating System preferences to simplify the transfer of Sweet Home 3D configuration to an other computer.
  • Added com.eteks.sweethome3d.preferencesFolder and com.eteks.sweethome3d.applicationFolders system properties to set the folders where are stored Sweet Home 3D preferences and SH3F, SH3T, SH3L and SH3P files.
  • Increased the recent files maximum count to 10.
  • Waited for a first move of the mouse pointer before duplicating selected items when the ctrl key (or alt key under Mac OS X) is pressed.
  • Improved items move with the mouse when they are very small in the plan.
  • Increased the moves of selected items in the plan when the keyboard arrows are pressed with the shift key.
  • Reversed the effect of pressing the shift key for moves in the 3D view.
  • Correction de bugs qui empÃ?ªchaient le bon affichage des sols des piÃ?¨ces qui se chevauchent.
  • Updated help pages (only in English and French in this version).
  • Removed the ID column from the columns list displayed in Furniture Library Editor.
  • Replaced JRE 6u21 by JRE 6u22 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.
Publisher eTeks
Publisher web site http://www.eteks.com
Release Date December 01, 2010
Date Added December 01, 2010
Version 3.0
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Illustration Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4 Intel/PPC, Mac OS X 10.5 Intel/PPC
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 19.25MB
File Name SweetHome3D-5.0-macosx.dmg
Total Downloads 105,761
Downloads Last Week 460
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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