Sweet Home 3D Reviews

Not really free

about Sweet Home 3D · · 1 Helpful

You can get the free version with 95 pieces of furniture or pay to get 1205. Not really free, more like freemium.

a free version available at SourceForge.net that requires to install Java to run and comes with 95 pieces of furniture
a paid version available on the Mac App Store bundled with a private version of Java and 1205 pieces of furniture.

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Not Open Source

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This program looks awesome, but it is NOT free. It costs $14.99; not a whole lot, but still misleading!

It's wrong, look at the FAQ : " Is Sweet Home 3D free?
Thanks to the services provided by sourceforge.net and eTeks, you can download and use Sweet Home 3D free of charge, for personal or commercial purpose, under the terms of the GNU General Public License. Nevertheless, if you want to reward financially Sweet Home 3D project, you can donate the amount of your choice. Under Windows, you can also buy and download Sweet Home 3D on the Amazon Store, whereas under Mac OS X 10.7 to 10.12, you can buy and download it on the Mac App Store."
Source : http://www.sweethome3d.com/faq.jsp

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Good Program, posible browser hijack risk

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I found the program to be really easy to use and the pre-made furniture and objects made putting together a floor plan really easy when planning a move to a new apartment.

After installing the program though, I found I had been hit with the Conduit Web Search hijack. I had downloaded a few other things before installing this, so I can't be entirely sure. Still, this was the only one I had installed before noticing the problem.

A few more comments or reviews would be helpful here.

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Great Alternative to Google Sketchup

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This is a great and simple software, which runs flawlessly on Linux. It is just straight forward. the best thing I liked in this software is that you design everything on a 2D plan, and on the spot, the software creates a 3D image, which you can rotate, zoom in and out..etc.
It does not need any time to learn, as the controls are just in the right place.
I got to design 2 rooms in less than 30 minutes after just installing the software. Basic 3D shapes are available on source forge, and the software just points you to the library.
installing on linux is straight forward. just download, unzip, and run the .sh file.
Enjoy!
Thanks

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