Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D

Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 115 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
4.4
File Size:
39.65MB
Date Added:
June 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8
Total Downloads:
829,676
Downloads Last Week:
1,274
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Sweet Home 3D offers users a chance to see a remodeled room or a brand new home before a single nail has been driven. With a fairly simple premise and impressive results, this slightly flawed program is certainly something to get the imagination going.

The program's interface is very easy to use. The left side of the screen contains a file tree for every room in the house, and clicking on each room presents a list of all appropriate furniture you can drag into the adjacent box. The area is a grid with measurements corresponding to room size. Below the file tree is a space for each item in the room and its approximate size. At the bottom of the screen is a small box that provides the 3D view. Designing a room is very simple. By dragging furniture into the grid and positioning it as you envision your redesigned room, a clear picture appears below, providing an impression of space that two-dimensional sketches cannot. In addition, there is an exciting Virtual Visit option that lets you walk through your home and its rooms.

While the results of Sweet Home 3D were impressive, we were slightly disappointed with its control. Placing items in the room will take some patience, as it feels rather clunky. However, with a little practice, we are certain users will be able to use this free program to design something impressive.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.8

    out of 115 votes

    • 5 star: 33
    • 4 star: 47
    • 3 star: 23
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Watch out for MalWare"

    July 01, 2014   |   By mrtechfreak

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.4

    Pros

    Just started using it and seems to have lots of options, so yes, it's promising, just watch out for Malware when installing, my AVG antivirus picked up a threat and removed it. It still installed the program fine, so just watch out.

    Cons

    Malware in program.

    Summary

    Would still give this a go, just watch out that it does not install anything else you don't want!

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  • 1 stars

    "There is No free lunch..."

    April 15, 2014   |   By dueda

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.3

    Pros

    Screenshots look sweet.

    Cons

    OpenCandy spy/ad-ware.

    Summary

    I cancelled installation as soon as the EULA screen came up with the words "open candy", so I didn't check if the software is as good as the screenshot looks.

    I strongly recommend you NOT try this software!

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  • 5 stars

    "Better than some expensive programs"

    April 14, 2014   |   By helsharmar

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.3

    Pros

    Easy and intuitive to use. Does enough for my needs without being overly complicated. Some programs may offer more options, ability to tweak, etc., but as a fairly sophisticated program with little learning curve, you can't beat this one.

    Cons

    None so far.

    Summary

    I can't believe this is a free program. They don't even harass the user with lots of ads or email to upgrade. This is an easy-to-use CAD program for those who want to play with floor plans and see 3D perspectives.

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  • 1 stars

    "Unwanted Browser Addon Installed"

    August 14, 2013   |   By MFreeman72

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.1

    Pros

    This program is overall really great. I installed it on my Linux machine and it worked so well that I insisted my wife try it on her Windows machine. But...

    Cons

    My wife missed the reference to the browser addon in the installer and just clicked continue, and now she has the AVG SafeGuard toolbar installed, which we don't want. It has changed many of her browser settings and CANNOT BE UNINSTALLED. These things seriously must ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! be installed ONLY if the user actively chooses to and NEVER by default if the user misses it and continues the installation. This is just wrong! DON'T INSTALL THIS ON A WINDOWS MACHINE! And as long as this kind of crap goes on, DON'T SUPPORT/DONATE TO A PROGRAMMER WHO USES THESE TACTICS!

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  • 1 stars

    "Unwanted Browser Addon Installed"

    August 14, 2013   |   By MFreeman72

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.7

    Pros

    This program is overall really great. I installed it on my Linux machine and it worked so well that I insisted my wife try it on her Windows machine. But...

    Cons

    My wife missed the reference to the browser addon in the installer and just clicked continue, and now she has the AVG SafeGuard toolbar installed, which we don't want. It has changed many of her browser settings and CANNOT BE UNINSTALLED. These things seriously must ALWAYS! ALWAYS! ALWAYS! be installed ONLY if the user actively chooses to and NEVER by default if the user misses it and continues the installation. This is just wrong! DON'T INSTALL THIS ON A WINDOWS MACHINE! And as long as this kind of crap goes on, DON'T SUPPORT/DONATE TO A PROGRAMMER WHO USES THESE TACTICS!

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  • 4 stars

    "Great features for price, stability needs improved;"

    April 11, 2013   |   By markaiy

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.0

    Pros

    The combination of floor plan, easy switch between floor plan & 3D was great. Importing of community designed furniture, etc. was fun. Really met my need to show my wife exactly what it was going to look like. Allowed for planning & demo. By in large, was pretty easy to use.

    I loved the ability to put trees outside & see them through the windows/doors.

    Cons

    My #1 complaint was stability. Luckily I never lost anything and it didn't often require a complete system reboot, but I could count on it crashing at least once every time I used it.

    I wish there was a more complete set of items; primary, like doors, windows, etc.

    The feature of working with several floors was problematic. It needs a roof feature and a deck feature.

    Dimensioning needs to be able to select a dimension and have an object move to fit the dimension. Dimensions DO associate with an object (snap to feature works well), but you should be able to choose the dimension and have IT place the object rather than having to try to enlarge the scale and move the object to match the dimension.

    More external details would be nice.

    The way of making the floors needs work. Having to establish "areas" seems awkward.

    Summary

    Bottom line, I couldn't find anything that was as easy to use, provided the kind of detail I needed that was cheap/free. I would have used it without the 3D, but that turned out to be VERY helpful. The problems were all workable and i ended up being able to do a lot with it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Excellent tool for the remodel or the dream home"

    April 06, 2013   |   By stacontherock

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.0

    Pros

    I would reccommend this tool to anyone who is living in a home they wish to remodel or anyone considering building a home. There is enough input to have a beginner plan for constructing a home.

    Cons

    I found no cons in using this product at all.

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  • 1 stars

    "It was the worst software I have ever seen."

    March 15, 2013   |   By GC

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.7

    Pros

    There were no positive aspects of this software I never sought it run.

    Cons

    I open up the file and started to download the program and before the program was loaded there were no muss add in. This type of software that type of Software Software here saw for their. After working my way through that gauntlet. The software finally loaded, I try to run the software it would not run nothing happened. I uninstall it and threw it away.

    Summary

    I do not know whether the software as good or bad that after going through all of the ad on software I just begged it

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  • 5 stars

    "WOW Great, even if it wasn't FREE!"

    March 11, 2013   |   By adamo_sj

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.7

    Pros

    All the bells and whistles I would have expected to have to pay for. Was up and making my first plan in Minutes. Highly Highly Recommend.

    Cons

    None that have come up thus far, Love it

    Summary

    Great home design tool.I use it to reduce the number of times we have to move furniture. We just sit down and redecorate Virtually, if it fits and we like the Sweet 3d View, we move furniture.

    Updated on Mar 11, 2013

    NO Unwanted add-ons in the 2 different installs of it I did. 2 Diff PCS btw

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  • 4 stars

    "Nice tool to use for free"

    March 01, 2013   |   By natia_k

    Version: Sweet Home 3D 3.7

    Pros

    Simple to use and helps a lot when you get into it.

    Cons

    Missing to visualize the position of the different levels

    Summary

    It's free:)

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