Earlier i wrote about an interesting web based service called DesignMyRoom, which lets you design and do interiors for your room, today, in this post i will introduce you to a stand alone software called SweetHome 3D which is a free interior design application that helps you place your furniture on a house 2D plan, with a 3D preview.
SweetHome 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 may be run on Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5, Linux and Solaris, and is translated in 11 different languages.
Image: Sweet Home 3D
Depending on your system, use the following instructions to download Sweet Home 3D and install it:
Windows: Download http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-windows.exe (25 MB), run the downloaded installation program, and follow the instructions from the setup wizard.
Mac OS X: Download
http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-macosx.dmg (11 MB), double-click on the downloaded file and run Sweet Home 3D application found in the opened folder. To install Sweet Home 3D, drag and drop the application in the folder of your choice.
Linux: Download http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/sweethome3d/SweetHome3D-1.5-linux-x86.tgz (40 MB), uncompress the downloaded file and run SweetHome3D application found in the uncompressed directory. To install Sweet Home 3D, move the uncompressed directory to one of your choice.
Some interesting features of SweetHome 3D worth mentioning
1.) You can import your home plan blueprint to get started faster with SweetHome 3D.
2.) Based on the imported plan, create walls with a click of a button.
3.) Adjust the 3D view of the plan at any time.
4.) Enlarge Walls and also add, adjust and modify Windows and Doors to them. Wide variety of Doors and Windows are available in the catalog, all you need to do is select them from the catalog.
5.) Add Furniture, visit Home layout.
In short, SweetHome 3D lets you become an architect of your house and lets you become an interior designer of your home.
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