Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.8
out of 116 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.5
  • Total Downloads:
    852,293
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 23, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.71MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    910
  • Platform:
    Windows
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Editors' Review

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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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  • Current Version

    3.0

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    3.8

    out of 116 votes

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    • 4 star 47
    • 3 star 24
    • 2 star 2
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3 stars

"The online tool is probably a better option"

November 10, 2014  |  By secretlibby

 |  Version: Sweet Home 3D 4.5

Pros

After reading the reviews warning of bundleware coming with the download, I visited the publisher's website listed under Full Specs. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the site offers an online Java version to play around with, no download required. It's very simple and fairly intuitive, particularly if you pay close attention to the feature tabs across the top of the grid. The user's guide provides more basic instructions. Users are required to register for the forum, but the process isn't onerous. As of November 2014, the publisher responds to forum complaints and requests, so good on him.

It has a number of default pieces of furniture that you drag and drop onto a grid. The mouse positions each piece on the x-axis. Once placed, corner tabs on the item icon resize, rotate or adjust position vertically Users can create new pieces in their own graphics editors and import them. Overall, a handy tool for arranging furniture in a home or office environment.

Cons

1. It's a bit crashy.
2. It's extremely limited. It emphasizes a lot of DIY for colors, textures, and models, so casual users shouldn't expect a lot of frills.
3. Online users don't get access to the software until they register for the forum.
4. The default language is French, but there are a number of languages to choose from.

Summary

Don't use the cnet downloader. Just go to the publisher's website and give the online version a spin before downloading it. In all likelihood, the online version will provide all the features you need. Don't forget to give the FAQs a thorough read first.

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.5
  • Replaced the Loader3DS library by a new one that better interprets colors, transparency and subparts placing of 3D models at 3DS format (caution: the customization of materials set on furniture at 3DS format in previous versions of Sweet Home 3D will be lost).
  • Increased to 50 the maximum count of stored points of view.
  • Added a margin of error to determine whether a piece of furniture overlaps an other one, when a user wants to place it on the top of the second one.
  • In the furniture list, appended an icon to the name of each piece with a defined information property, and displayed this information in a popup after a click on the icon.
  • Restored the previous size of the textures choice dialog box when resized.
  • Cleared search filter in the textures choice dialog box after a texture is imported.
  • Forced format for sizes exported to CSV format to display decimals instead of inch fractions.
  • Added an additional spacing to columns of furniture list at print time under Windows for better rendering.
  • Fixed a bug that could interpret SH3D files with correct imported zipped 3D models as damaged files.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented side by side alignment of superimposed pieces of furniture to work.
  • Fixed wrong computation of wall corner on some horizontal walls.
  • Ensured that the order in which pieces of furniture were added is kept after grouping them.
  • Fixed the management of mouse cursor during drag and drop operations in the catalog.
  • Delayed the disposal of the default home to avoid Java 3D fatal error in Mac OS X full screen mode.
  • Updated Spanish, Japanese, Portuguese Brazilian, Russian and Polish localizations of the help.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.
General
Publisher eTeks
Publisher web site http://www.eteks.com
Release Date October 22, 2014
Date Added October 23, 2014
Version 4.5
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory 3D Modeling Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows, Windows 2000, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.71MB
File Name SweetHome3D-4.5-windows.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 852,293
Downloads Last Week 910
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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