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Sweet Home 3D 6.5

Sweet Home 3D 6.5 was released on March 2, 2021 to fix many bugs and brings a few improvements described in version history.

Java runtime and JOGL updates

The main change is the Java runtime now bundled with Sweet Home 3D installer under Windows 64 bit and Mac OS X ≥ 10.9. Under Windows, Sweet Home 3D 6.5 is bundled with Azul OpenJDK 11.0.10 when installed with a 64 bit architecture, bringing a better user interface under HiDPI screens. Under Mac OS X ≥ 10.9, Sweet Home 3D is bundled with Azul OpenJDK 15.0.2 which supports notarization and the Apple new M1 processor for applications launched from an .app bundle.
The Windows 32 bit version of Sweet Home 3D is still bundled with Oracle Java 8u202, mainly to keep the support of old Windows versions like Windows XP. Under Mac OS X ≤ 10.9, you'll have to use SweetHome3D-6.5-macosx-10.4-10.9.dmg installer which runs with Apple Java 6 and Java 3D 1.5.2 (notice that Mac OS X 10.9 is the only Mac OS X version able to run Sweet Home 3D coming from either installers). Under Linux, the Java runtime bundled with installers were not updated yet.
Finally, the JOGL library running with Java 3D 1.6.1 was upgraded to version 2.4 RC 20210111 to ensure the compatibility of Sweet Home 3D and Furniture Library Editor with Java 9 and above under Mac OS X.

As these changes may lead to some various configurations for Sweet Home 3D (without counting all the Java versions you may use with the JAR Executable version), I updated the About dialog box to display the Java runtime and the Java 3D version used by Sweet Home 3D, as shown in the following screenshot. Don't forget to copy-paste this information when you report issues!


New options in Furniture and Textures Library Editors

This update comes with new versions of the Furniture Library Editor (10.8 MB) and Textures Library Editor (1.1 MB) which are now able to open Sweet Home 3D default catalogs contained in Furniture.jar and Textures.jar files. In case you want to update these catalogs (deleting items, renaming them,...), remove Furniture.jar and/or Textures.jar files from Sweet Home 3D installation folder, edit them with their Editor, save them as a SH3F or SH3T file and reimport the new libraries in Sweet Home 3D.

The Editors propose also two new preferences in case you want to manage IDs in your libraries and to configure how Editors store imported files in the SH3F and SH3T files, using names matching imported file names or using names matching furniture or texture names in the Editor table.


As a bonus, a new example was added to the gallery showing a house with pillars built on a small hill along a lake. It contains many objects added to the furniture libraries 1.8 released at the end of 2020.
Hope you'll enjoy the view!

The house by the lake by Véronique Puybaret

[Note that the version 6.5.2 was released on April 23, 2021 to fix the deletion of temporary files in work folder and other small issues]

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Avatar: Jhones Ribeiro

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

o programa é muito bom, porém é dificultoso quando se trata de atualização, por que não se tem link para atualizar e o site não mostra onde e como atualizar.
Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

There’s no special thing to do to update Sweet Home 3D: under Windows, run the installer found at download page, and under other systems, replace the application by the one of the new version.
Avatar: Anonymous

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

Hi, I just happened to open sweethome 6.2 by chance today and was informed about the update. I want to use this occasion to thank you for this great piece of software. Being able to import images as floor plan is an invaluable feature! You are saving us a lot of legwork and make moving a much more enjoyable activity. Thank you!

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

Hello, thank you for your great program. Very usefull for any project of house building and decoration. just a point which can be developped for the future version : the cotation can be used to create dimension and position, unfortunetely we can not enter a value for it, we have to adjust by mouse and it is loosing time. can we add a way to enter a specific value, like for the walls ? thank you.
Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

You may enter the length of a dimension line after pressing <enter> key with dimension lines creation tool. See help for more details.
Avatar: Immobilienmakler C.Reinhart Nürnberg

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

Thank you for the great program. I have been using this for many years now and I am still very satisfied!
Avatar: LiderGO

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

Nao consegui fazer um terreno com ondulações, para nele construir, por exemplo, uma área de lazer. Alguém pode me ajudar a fazer uma área de 60X90 cujo o terreno nao seja plano?
Avatar: Emmanuel Puybaret

Re: Sweet Home 3D 6.5

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