Sweet Home 3D
Developer: Emmanuel Puybaret
Current Version: 5.6.1
Last Updated: 3 months ago
Download Size: 216.1 MB - Download
Sweet Home 3D is an easy to learn interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house in 2D, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D.
Sweet Home 3D is aimed at people who wants to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home or office. You may:
• Draw walls and rooms of your home from scratch or upon the image of an existing plan, on one or more levels.
• Change the color or the texture of the walls, the floors and the ceilings, importing images of your own patterns if needed.
• Drag and drop doors, windows and furniture onto the plan from a catalog of 1205 objects organized by categories, in which you can import 3D models created by yourself or downloaded from the web.
• Customize the size, the orientation, the elevation, the colors and the textures of each piece of furniture.
• View the changes in the plan simultaneously in a 3D view, in which you can navigate either from an aerial view point, or from a virtual visitor view point.
• Create a photorealistic image of your arrangement depending on the time of the day and the light sources placed in the plan.
• Create a video from a virtual path in the 3D view.
• Annotate the plan with room areas, dimension lines, texts, arrows and a compass rose.
• Print the home plan and the 3D view or export them in files at PDF, PNG, JPEG, SVG, OBJ standard formats, to reuse designed homes in other software.
• Improved printing performances
• Fixed export to CSV format
• Fixed furniture size in subgroups after resizing
• Other enhancements and bug fixes
Most Helpful Reviews
Way better than expected - As I often find when evaluating apps, there are typically a number of 1- or 2-star reviews blaming the app itself for some problem which can usually be attributed to the user’s Mac. In this case, as a technologist myself, I spare no blame or praise if something doesn’t live up to expectations, reviews, or, worse, an app’s advertised performance. In the case of Sweet Home 3D, I’ve discovered an astonishingly strong piece of software that does everything I want it to, and for an amazing price. This is as close to Microsoft’s Visio as anyone could hope for, which sadly was sunsetted years ago. I really appreciate SH3D’s finite dimensional controls, which are somewhat challenging to implement, since they help “immeasurably” in allowing me to determine if my own household furniture will fit in any particular room of the home I’m in the process of buying. I don’t have much use for all the furniture objects (though I do confess to using a few of them to enhance the imagination…), but expect many users will find them really helpful. Overall this is a marvelously designed app, and I would not hesitate recommending it to anyone.
Nothing I expected - Overall, this app is pretty bad. I have struggled to look for a well priced, easy to use design app and this is curtenly not it! The first thing I noticed once it was downloaded was that the app icon was blurry, thus noticing the retna despay hasn't been accomidated for. This app is extraordinarily confusing to use for what looks like a "simple" user interface. Many of the items you can put into a room dont even exist anymore. I will absolutely be contacting apple for a refund. Pretty bad and not at all what even the preview photos show.
More Reviews for Current Version
Great App - I use this app for my Architecture Design classes and the students love this. It is very easy to design with and the “Modify” feature is a plus for my students to customize sizes of the various components. We have used this for the last 5 years and have only run into a few problems. This service from Emmanuel at eTeks is incredible. Great job guys! Alex Trasacco, Arch Design 1 & 2 Instructor Danbury High School, Danbury, CT
Really great App and very easy to use - Get results in minutes - This is a great App, no question. Is it perfect? probably not, but let’s be fair, this is value for your money. I’m a former industrial designer, and I used in the past all the known powerfull Cad design softwares like AutoCad, SolidWorks, 3D Max, etc… and know all the hours and days it take so you can get descent results (Incredible ones btw, but again it takes long for you to get there). This Sweet Home 3D is a bless!, one single night and I was able to se you the Improvement of my house would look like, really, bulding the frame an all walls of my house took me 20 mins max! so intuitive, yeah I know, having experience in other softwares gave me an advantage but it would have taken me a few good hours to do it in Autocad or similar, modifications are so easy to do, amazing! puttong windows doors, furniture, colors, with a very descent result was such a joy!. Doors, windows, entrances, furniture might not exact what you have or full standard but you can customize to get close enough… have to say some things can be improved, layer management and slection of objects that are overlayed can be tricky, but for the money these are minimal glitches. This software has been created to take you a 80-90% close to the real thing, in a few hours you’ll see the full result, for me it makes it a Excellent app! fully recommend it, worth the money and more, My wife is in Interior designing and she loves it already, few minutes she can sketch things. Congratulations to the developers!
I’m lovin’ this... - ...and haven’t even gotten around to the video tours of the rooms we’re moving to. Any move, can be nerve racking. Especially when it is forced due to the current building’s boiler dying and too expensive to replace. This has been a snap to learn. The 3-D visual views allows many different configurations to see how the new space will work. Big, big time saver…. Some may be concerned about wrong sized furniture, etc. This is no big deal,as dimensions of all furniture can be changed to what you have. full disclosure… I have no idea who the developers of this app are.. and I’m not getting paid for this at all.) So, the only thing I now have against this program is that after about 15 different tries for a Nickname, I’m tired that all the nicknames have bceen taken!
Cant import OBJ files - Cant import OBJ files, not ones made in maya or ones downloaded or even ones export from Sweethome 3d. File apprear ‘greyed’ out an un selectable. Advice please. edit: you need to make OBJ a ZIP folder and import.... total waste of time. now found cant add just a light source… only set lighting fixtures. Lame.
Great App for the Weekend Project Warrior - I have used this app successfully to remodel a kitchen, and bathroom. Now I am working on modeling the whole home. Originally i used the free version, but decided that this is WELL WORTH the money spent. I find the app intuitive and easy to use. I quickly start making progress from the minute that I turn it on. Is this as good as a commercial CAD program? Probably not, but I also don;t have the $1200 to pay for it and the 6+ months to learn it. I highly recommend this app.