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Sweet Home 3D 7.0

Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview. Sweet Home 3D is aimed at people who want to design their interior quickly, whether they are moving or they just want to redesign their existing home. Numerous visual guides help you draw the plan of your home and layout furniture. You may draw the walls of your rooms upon the image of an existing plan, and then, drag and drop furniture onto the plan from a catalog organized by categories. Each change in the 2D plan is simultaneously updated in the 3D view, to show you a realistic rendering of your layout.

Sweet Home 3D features:

  • Draw straight, round or sloping walls with precise dimensions using the mouse or the keyboard.
  • Insert doors and windows in walls by dragging them in the plan, and let Sweet Home 3D compute their holes in walls.
  • Add furniture to the plan from a searchable and extensible catalog organized by categories such as kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom...
  • Change color, texture, size, thickness, location and orientation of furniture, walls, floors and ceilings.
  • While designing the home in 2D, simultaneously view it in 3D from an aerial point of view, or navigate into it from a virtual visitor point of view.
  • Annotate the plan with room areas, dimension lines, texts and show the North direction with a compass rose.
  • Create photorealistic images and videos with the ability to customize lights and control sunlight effect according to the time of day and geographic location.
  • Import home blueprint to draw walls upon it, 3D models to complete default catalog, and textures to customize surfaces.
  • Print and export PDFs, bitmap or vector graphics images, videos and 3D files in standard file formats.
  • Extend the features of Sweet Home 3D with plug-ins programmed in Java, or by developing a derived version based on its Model View Controller architecture.
  • Choose the language displayed in the user interface of Sweet Home 3D and its rich help from 18 languages.

Sweet Home 3D 7.0 changelog:

  • Added YafaRay rendering engine with the ability to choose the rendering engine in photo and video creation tools at the two best quality levels (not available for Java Web Start and applets).
  • Added lightSourceMaterialName# property to define materials of a 3D model used as light sources (with light color deduced from material color and the ability to create an invisible light source when its material is invisible).
  • Allowed decimals in Light power spinner.
  • Made the dialog boxes of photo and video creation tools resizable.
  • Displayed the virtual visitor with a camera symbol at a fixed size when the virtual visitor gets too small in the plan.
  • Added a button in the toolbar to enable/disable magnetism.
  • Moved menu items handling levels in the Levels submenu to reduce Plan menu length.
  • Added the ability to select materials with the mouse in the 3D preview in Material modification dialog box.
  • Added diagonal editing in the room creation tool tip to draw rooms by triangulation.
  • Added Inch/Fraction unit which displays lengths in inches followed by the closest eighth inch fraction.
  • Added Foot/Decimals unit which displays lengths in feet followed by decimals of a foot.
  • Added Hide model edges option at second step of Furniture import wizard to hide easily edges of 3D models at DAE / Collada format (option displayed only when useful).
  • Handled more orientation and zoom capabilities on 3D models at last step of Furniture import wizard to get better icons.
  • Added new prefixes for shape names of a 3D model to specify the possible moves of shapes attached to other movable shapes.
  • Computed the front limit of the 3D view frustrum according to the point of view elevation to improve the rendering of very large scenes seen from a high point of view.
  • Added sky image mirror at bottom of background image to avoid possible line at the horizon in renderings at best quality levels.
  • Added Flat ceiling only check box to room modification pane to compute sloping ceilings when necessary.
  • Added com.eteks.sweethome3d.checkUpdates system property and /checkUpdatesDisabled argument to Windows installer to prevent following updates.
  • Increased the divider size of split panes under Windows.
  • Fixed room floors and ceilings drawing order.
  • Added the ability to display animated GIF icons in catalog tool tips.
  • Fixed nodes hierarchy in 3DS format management.
  • Fixed default color of effect in DAE format.
  • Added support for controller / skin elements in DAE format to be able to import 3D models exported from MakeHuman software.
  • Fixed too small fonts under Windows 11 with a HiDPI screen.
  • Handled the user interface of 3D model transformations in Sweet Home 3D JS Online.
  • Updated Italian translation including help by Vincenzo Reale.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

Download: Sweet Home 3D 7.0 | (Free, paid upgrade available)
Download: Sweet Home 3D for Other Operating Systems
View: Sweet Home 3D Website | User Guide | Screenshot

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