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Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Sweet Home 3D 5.0 was released on July 19, 2015.

For this new major version, the design of the splash screen was updated...

...and many new features described in version history were added. Here are the most interesting ones:

Drawing polylines

The new Plan > Create polylines menu item and its toolbar icon allows you to draw polylines and polygons. These lines appear only in the plan and should help to improve its documentation. Each polyline can be customized afterwards with its modification pane that lets you choose its thickness, the type of arrows at each of its ends, the kind of drawing used to join multiple lines, its dash style and its color. The last choice proposed in the Join style drop down list lets you even draw curves rather than straight lines.

Adding baseboards

It's now possible to add baseboards directly along walls. Just click on the Add baseboard check box that appears in the room modification pane or in the new baseboard pane bound to each side of a wall.
Baseboards can be added along straight or round walls and will be automatically cut by doors and windows that intersect a wall. You may choose their height, their thickness, their color/texture or use the same one as the color/texture used for their wall side.

The room modification pane allows to change the baseboards on walls around the room, whereas the wall modification pane allows to add (or afterwards remove) baseboards on wall sides and possibly customize them for each wall.

Levels visibility and order

All the objects of a level may be hidden by unselecting the new Viewable checkbox in their level pane, or with the new Plan > Make level unviewable menu item. This should allow you to easily test some arrangements by adding different furniture in two separate levels that you'll display alternately. When a level is not viewable, the objects it contains are simply not displayed in the furniture list, the plan and the 3D view, and its tab is written with a lighter color.

The order of the levels at the same elevation can also be changed with up dans down buttons that appear at the right of the Levels summary list (now ordered from top elevation to bottom). As objects belonging to levels with a greater index that the one of the selected level won't be displayed, this should allow you to organize the objects of your plan similarly to layers in other graphics software. To help you distinguish a level at the same elevation as a previous one, its tab now displays in front of its name a new icon showing an equal sign surrounded with a circle.
As layers were a feature awaited for a long time by many users, I guess some of you will use it often and a Plan > Add level at same elevation menu item was added to help you create faster a new level at the same elevation as the selected one. Note that the shortcut of this menu Ctrl+Shift+N (cmd+shift+N under Mac OS X) which is generally used for layers in other software, and the shortcut of the Plan > Add level menu item was changed to Ctrl+Alt+N (cmd+alt+N under Mac OS X).

Text style

From this version, you can choose in the preferences pane the font that will be used by default for texts shown in the plan (names, areas, dimensions,...).

You may also customize free texts to change their font and color, or even request them to be displayed in the 3D view at a given elevation.

Groups management

It's now possible to select one or more pieces in furniture groups to modify them without the obligation to ungroup them first. In the plan, you can select an object of a group by clicking first on its group, then on the object, and if the item is in a subgroup, clicking again until you reach it. Multiple selection of group objects can be done if you press the Shift key.  In the furniture list, just expand the group, and select the row where the object appears.
It's also possible to delete some objects from a group and add some to a group with the new Edition > Paste to group and Furniture > Add to group menu items. Paste to group will add the items stored in the clipboard, whereas Add to group will add the furniture selected in the catalog to the selected group in the plan.
To help you distinguish in the plan a selected object that belongs to a group, its group is itself overpainted with a rounded rectangle filed with half transparent selection color, as shown in the following image.

Other features

To finish, here are a few following features that should help you to be more efficient with Sweet Home 3D:

  • To make it easier to copy the style (i.e. colors, textures...) of an item, the new Edition > Paste style menu item was added to modify the style of the selected items from the item copied in the clipboard (i.e. a piece of furniture, a wall, a room or a text).
  • When a room is selected, the contextual menu of the plan now proposes the two Add point to room and Delete point from room menu items. The added or deleted point will be at the position where the mouse pointer was located when the contextual menu appeared.
  • After an image is chosen in the background image and texture import wizards, their size is now read first to check if it's very large and could reduce the performances of the program. If it's the case, a proposal to reduce its size automatically is displayed.
  • To avoid some confusion about whether a furniture or textures library import completed correctly or not, an information message is now displayed once the library is imported.
  • Default translations now include Dutch and Traditional Chinese. In case you used previously a SH3L language library for these languages, you should remove it to display the words of the new version in the user interface: display About Sweet Home 3D dialog box, click on Libraries button then on Dutch-4.6.sh3l or Taiwan-4.6.sh3l file to make it appear on your desktop, and finally delete the SH3L file.

Many thanks to Gerwin Harmsen, Rob van den Berg, 李新廠 (Lee Shin-Chun), as well as to all the other translators and the beta testers for their contribution and support!



Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

hi, I cant find the 3D 5.0 to download. I have downloaded the file last week and as I had problems with my java and was reinstalling it, I lost the new file and now searching for it, but I cant find it. Please help. Maha Ps. I don't know why its showing me as anonymous while I am logged in!
Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 Just download it again at Download page.

Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

nice version

Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Fabulous ! Usually I lose  many time creating and adding baseboard  in each wall, now I can do this with one click. Thanks!

Avatar: Gottschling Immobilien, Hausverwaltung Essen

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Really nice and cute!!!

Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 great! always using it ! hope sh3d become better and better!

Avatar: Massa Global

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Fantastic! Its most useful way to planning own sweet home stretcher.

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 Hi ... with latest version from today, I can't hide background image anymore!? Even deleting it doesn't help, still there ... ;(

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

I just tried again and didn't encounter any problem. In case you use levels at the same elevation, you can hide the background image of the level it was added to.

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

I love being able to modify grouped items without ungrouping them. Really nice! One thing you can't do right now is changing the visibility of individual, grouped, items. Would it be possible to allow this, too?

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 I didn't allow the visibility change of the objects in a group to avoid a too complicated management of the size and elevation of a partially visible group.

Avatar: Ron Schuster

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Doesn't seem stable on my system. I'd been using 4.6 without a single hitch. I installed 5.0 and it locked up several times. I've gone back to 4.6 and have not had a problem since.

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 Please fill a bug with details on your system and how to reproduce your issue.

Avatar: turnkit

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 Really hoping for the ability to print with a background grid. I know this isn't the forum for that but I've posted it elsewhere already.

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 What about importing a grid as a background image?

Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Download link Portable version 5.0 ??? 

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

 The portable version will be available later. Please read this for more information.

Avatar: 装修设计软件

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

I like it!
Avatar: Silvio

Features that will be important

I don't know where to post some ideas to upgrade this useful software, so I post here.

1) When I want to change a texture I could coose the new one and see the old one, but it is impossibile to know which is the old one.

It would be useful to know when I want to replicate the same texture for another object

2) It would be great that in every number field (for instance the lenght of an object) we could insert arithmetic operations as well ;-)

For example: a wall is 374 cm long, I can put 300+45 in the field, and next time I'll find 419

3) Another feature I'd need is the possibility to make hole in the floor. I don't know how, perhaps creating holing shapes. They delete everything the cross

4) The last could be the possibility to set the transparency/opacity f every material and color.

Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Features that will be important

You can post feature requests here.

1) The name of the texture in use is displayed in a tooltip when you place mouse cursor on the image.
2) Arithmetic operations might be not to be difficult to program since I'm the author of JeksParser too ;-)
3) You can already make holes in the floor using different ways. Use forum for help.
4) You can already import helf transparent texture images.
 

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

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Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 5.0

Tout simplement génial !

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