Sweet Home 3D 5.7

Great floor-plan maker with the ability to move elements, like furniture

  • Category:

    3D Design

  • Version:

    5.7

  • Works under:

    Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 98 SE / Windows 8 / Windows NT / Windows 2000 / Windows 98 / Windows ME / Windows 7 / Windows 2003

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free (GPL)
  • Vote:
    7.0 (390)

The Sweet Home 3D software program is a great tool for anyone planning to redesign or decorate their home. This interior design software has tons of features to help you create the perfect living space! No longer will you need to waste hours moving furniture around to see if it flows properly; nor will you waste money on furniture that just doesn't fit your room.

To make sure that you get a true vision of what your room will look like, the Sweet Home 3D program provides over 50 different types of furniture that you can place in your design. You can also download other types of furniture directly from the developer's website if needed.

Unlike other interior design programs, this one is extremely easy to use thanks to a drag-and-drop user interface; it virtually eliminates any type of learning curve. Simply choose the type of room that you are designing, place the furniture, and your room will come to life right in front of your eyes. The program also contains features to handle unique situations, such as creating a room with rounded walls. You can also adjust the lighting to see how the room will look during different times of the day.

While the graphics of the program are not crisp, they are more than sufficient to give you an idea of how your final room will look. This is a wonderful tool for the everyday homeowner; even professional interior designers can use it to help their clients get an idea of what a finished room will look like. Finally, the program provides an option to take a screenshot of the final version so that others can view the planned design without needing to download the program.

Pros:

  • Tons of furniture available from the developer's website.
  • Drag-and-drop interface makes it easy to use from the moment you download it.
  • Can handle unique situations like rounded walls.
  • Allows a room to be viewed from multiple angles.
  • Auto-recovery feature so you will never lose your work.
  • Ability to export final product to a shareable format.

Cons:

  • Not a lot of furniture to start with, but it does allow you to import from developer's website.
  • Graphics are not the best.
  • Uses Java so it can be a little slow at times.
  • Basic program without a ton of extras.

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