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An interior design application to draw house plans & arrange furniture

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  • john4good
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    Almost all of us do have an idea of how we like to have "our" own design in the sense of room dimension, room/furniture layout and interior decor. Like to scribble on lots of papers to work out that dream?............Sweet Home 3D is one of the most easiest FREE software to implement your idea. Start with a floor plan, create your walls, place your furniture, fit your doors and windows, fit your lights, label the room - do all of this on a 2D plan view with a live 3D view port (can be part of the main window which will take up screen space, or use a pop up to use it like a small preview screen). Change your room dimensions easily with hold&drag a wall. Updating the floor plan is easier with the auto assist in showing the alignment. Create multiple floors without hindrance. So many free objects are available for download which adds meaning to your design - be it kitchen, bathroom, living room, kids room, outdoor, etc. Use a properties window of the selected item to modify for desired size, color, texture or placement..........Finally to see a nice picture of what you have created - use the photo or video option to create a computer aided virtual snap shot/guided tour with realistic lighting. As in most paid softwares that provide "realistic view" rendering, it takes a CPU with multi-cores to work out the scenes faster. Don't be surprised, for a well designed plan you worked out, it might take 30 mins for a photo or 35 hours for a video in high quality..........I'm currently having a laptop with an Intel Pentium Core2Duo processor, 3 GB Ram, OS: Win7 Home premium 64bit on which Sweet Home 3D runs without any issues. Every aspect of using the software is smooth without any errors. Its just the rendering photo-video feature which is an excellent visual tool added in this free software. Use an Intel i7 or AMD FX processor to get lesser rendering time. Xeon or Opteron for those who want to take this software seriously for the rendering in shortest possible time..........As of now there is no GPU support, so graphics card is not a factor in the rendering process. The normal 3D view port provided in the main window uses the graphics card for live rendering in a lower quality format which is meant to assist your visualization on the main 2D plan view.........For new object-deign concepts or textures, you might have to find someone who can create it and have it easily imported through the menu. The forum seems to be a very helpful one to guide you in the right direction. Or learn to make one through the provided editors.......Its possible you might be looking for a sloping wall, or a raised outdoor ground surrounding the site location or a sloping roof or a curved wall. They are made possible. Some directly, others with learning to re-interpret the use of a level on a floor plan or split walls etc........... From what I have read from old time users, Sweet Home 3D has come a long way in adding features which are desirable and efficient which is truly enjoyable to use..........The use can be extended to design your local community center/hall, help centers, home offices, school, clinics - guess imagination is the limit.

    Posted 10/29/2013
  • gnihtraptor
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    Well, I don't know about my architectural or materials science skills, but "Sweet Home 3D" IS a fairly straight forward tool for playing around with your design ideas. It takes some getting used to, if, e.g., like me, you have no CAD experience. It's interesting seeing your thoughts take on real shape. I would like to be able to easily define objects as having standard dimensions that I can drop into place. The functionality may be there, but it could be more obvious... For example, 1. hallways should be a standard width, but room dimensions can vary a lot. 2. A closet object would be useful... 3. I would like to define a standard resizable room that has a user specified number of walls

    Posted 09/07/2013
  • lagechw
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    Very user friendly, but the interface is a bit buggy

    Posted 08/27/2013
  • mikefreeman72
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    The Windows installer for this program also installed AVG SafeGuard toolbar on my wife's laptop, which changed many of our web browser settings, will not allow us to change them back to our preferences, and will not uninstall, even by directly running AVG's Uninstall.exe. AVG entries are now all over the Windows registry, and being a Linux user, I'm not comfortable messing with that monstrosity. I'm rating this down at one star because of this mess. In all other respects, this is a great program, but there is no moral excuse for an installer that sneaks additional software past people who might have missed the checkbox (which my wife did) that changes your settings and can't be uninstalled. That's just immoral. I know you gotta make money, but these kinds of things MUST be opt-in only and never opt-out by default.

    Posted 08/14/2013
  • devyncjohnson
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    This graphics design program is useful and produces high quality graphics, but it is buggy.

    Posted 07/26/2013
  • bradleylewis
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    That's thanks to the developer, well, just super!

    Posted 06/26/2013
  • coolcontacts
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    That's thanks to the developer, well, just super!

    Posted 06/25/2013
  • anonimdom
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    Wonderful app to make home of your dream :)

    Posted 06/24/2013
  • quemmaymn
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    The program really helps me to redesign my kitchen.

    Posted 05/28/2013
  • rinxets
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    After a long time and very good upgrades, the angle between a wall and the next is still 15 degrees in 15 degrees, I believe that if 1 in 1 is much, the minimum should be 5 degrees. If the plane is 20 x 20 and has 5 degrees of inclination exceeds the difference and that's underground. thanks

    Posted 05/27/2013
  • fredyawd
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    It can get very helpful in planing new designs, for new bought houses, or shops. Great work :)

    Posted 05/26/2013
  • tfileme
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    Thanks for Sweethome3d, it's wonderful!

    Posted 05/20/2013
  • rusik1978
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    Thanks for great project! Simply the best.Good,good,good.+1

    Posted 05/19/2013
  • sever78
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    very good project, thanks!Good,good,good.+1

    Posted 05/18/2013
  • urina
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    very good project, thanks!Good,good,good.+1

    Posted 05/17/2013
  • vvpupkin679
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    Good work:) Thanks

    Posted 05/14/2013
  • zb4you
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    great

    Posted 05/14/2013
  • davidshwinders
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    Excellent!!

    Posted 05/13/2013
  • nathanield
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    I used Sweet Home 3D for design of the kitchen. Super software! Thanks!

    Posted 05/06/2013
  • wlzyagnbztg
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    Great tool for home-design!

    Posted 04/26/2013
  • smokedmeat
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    If you want to build nice groovy house - this soft can save you alot of money and time.

    Posted 04/22/2013
  • alexvinn11
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    very good project, thanks!Good,good,good.+1

    Posted 04/15/2013
  • vacuumcleaner
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    I thought I would make a design draft of their new home - it's something unreal, until I saw this program! Easy to use, with a friendly interface! recommended that you have!

    Posted 04/14/2013
  • mrpenguin007
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    Really good and intuitive piece of software! I am using it to create floor-plans for my own "inventorymanagement-module" here at sourceforge. I would like to export my furniture from sweethome3d (e.g. as CSV-file) and import it in my own small inventorymanagement. Is it possible to annotate the furniture and rooms? And secondly is it possible to export these all grouped by room? Thanks guys for that cool tool.

    Posted 04/05/2013
  • blaskrusik1978
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    very good project, thanks!

    Posted 04/05/2013
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