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
It's the easiest program I've found (I have no CAD experience). But it's limited, and it's open source (at least in terms of models/plugins/textures) so they're only as good and extensive as what's being made. I haven't found the current iteration buggy at all: in fact, it works surprisingly well for freeware this complex. That said, the developer is very helpful--often on the forums--and there are a lot of really good, short YouTube tutorials etc. available.
So for free and easy (versus Sketchup: $700? but tons of customizations, models, plugins, etc.), this amateur likes it a lot. Working on my garden, tho, and it's pretty limited in terms of exterior items, so that's regrettable.
But if you just want to do a 2D layout of your room to play with furniture arrangement and then possibly look at what it would look like in 3D (and invest a bit more time in doing so), it's the perfect tool.
40% cpu usage on I7 processor when starting to draw a wall. I haven't seen this kind of lag since 20 yrs. :)
It is so realistic software to plan a dream home.
A fantastic free software, but missing the HW accelerated rendering!
it's super easy and user.. even a totally noob like me can create a small masterpiece for my building and its support so many platform that i can work either in my Windows Machine or my Linux Machine.. Moreover, No professional skill required in using this apps..thanks alot SweetHome3D..
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