Sweet Home 3D 6.2 is free of cost application for interior designing. The app helps users to plan and design houses, offices, studios, garage and any other building that a user want to plan or design according to his or her liking. Sweet Home 3D is rich in very interesting and useful features including the ability to place furniture in a 2D plan and viewing it in 3D preview.
The user interface of the program is simple to understand and use. A file tree representing every room of the building can be seen on the left side of the interface. When users click on a room, a list opens up to show all the appropriate furniture that can be dragged into an adjacent box. This adjacent box is comprised of an area with a measurement grid that corresponds to the room size that is under the designing process. A small box at the bottom of the screen enables the users to preview their designs in 3D. So when you drag furniture to the grid measurement and position them according to your and imagination then you can clearly see the outcome in the 3D review box which is not possible to see in a 2D sketch. Additionally, an option of Virtual Visit also excites the users which enable them to walk through their designed buildings.
There are also many other features that enable the users to design their interiors easily, efficiently and quickly. Users can change the rooms’ texture and colors, drag and drop furniture from a categorized catalog, for example, living room, kitchen, windows, doors, etc. Users can either import self-created 3D models or downloaded them from a number of sites on the internet. All the changes that are made in 2D plans simultaneously reflect in 3D view so users can navigate it in either aerial or a virtual visitor view. Users can also improve their plans by incorporating texts and dimensions.
Users can also create a real-looking image of 3D preview with tailored lights or a movie from a virtual path in 3D view and then export the floor plan to SVG format or can export the 3D view to OBJ format so they can be imported in various other 2D or 3D software. This unique application to design and plan building is available not only in English but also in various popular languages including Portuguese, Chinese, Bulgarian, French, Czech, German, Hungarian, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Polish, Swedish, and Vietnamese.
To sum up, Sweet Home 3D is an amazing application to begin 3D designing. It is very easy to use and the results are magnificent. The 3D walk around in form of virtual visit view is an excellent feature and the wide range of furniture to select is also very interesting and useful. With this app, users can even create rooms of various shapes such as rounded rooms. An auto-recovery feature is also very useful in case of a crash in the program.
- Draws straight, sloping and round walls with specific dimensions through the keyboard.
- Capable of inserting doors and windows by dragging and dropping them in the plan.
- Users can add furniture by searching from an extensive catalog.
- Users can change color, size, texture, location, thickness, and direction of furniture, floors, walls, and ceilings.
- Design on 2D and preview in 3D from an aerial view, or take a virtual round in virtual visitor view.
- Users can annotate the plan with areas, dimension, texts, and lines.
- Creates images and videos while controlling the sunlight effect as per geographic location and time of day.
- Users can import blueprints to draw walls, textures to customize the surfaces and 3D models to complete the default catalog.
- Capable of printing and exporting PDFs, images with vector graphics, bitmaps, videos and 3Ds in standard formats.
- Users can gain extensive features through plug-ins of the application that are programmed in Java.
- Supports 25 popular languages.