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Sweet Home 3D

CNET 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 versions:

    3.8 stars

    out of 114 votes

    • 5 star: 33
    • 4 star: 47
    • 3 star: 22
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 10
  • Current version:

    3.0 stars

    out of 2 votes

    • 5 star: 1
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 1
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  • 1.0 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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  • 5.0 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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