Sweet Home 3D 5.4 Released, Install in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

February 2, 2017 — 2 Comments

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The free interior design software Sweet Home 3D has reached the 5.4 release. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10.

Sweet Home 3D 5.4 is a small release with several bug fixes. It features:

  • Set the minimum value of visitor’s field of view to 2°.
  • Fixed wrongly displayed rectangular textures when rotated.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to close the Untitled window after opening a file under Mac OS X.
  • Fixed a bug that applied the resolution scale factor too many times on user interface.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to move the points of a polyline.
  • Replaced JRE 8u112 by JRE 8u121 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java under Linux.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

How to Install Sweet Home 3D in Ubuntu / Linux Mint:

For Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 16.10, Linux Mint 18 and derivatives, you can easily install / upgrade to the latest software release via GetDeb repository.

1. To add the GetDeb repository, open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run command:

sudo sh -c 'echo "deb http://archive.getdeb.net/ubuntu xenial-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'

You may replace xenial (for 16.04, Mint 18) in the code with yakkety for Ubuntu 16.10.

Then setup the key via command:

wget -q -O - http://archive.getdeb.net/getdeb-archive.key | sudo apt-key add -

GetDeb repository for Ubuntu 16.04

2. Now launch Software Updater (or Update Manager) and you can upgrade Sweet Home 3D from an existing release.

upgrade-sweethome3d

Or just run the commands below to install / upgrade the software:

sudo apt update


sudo apt install sweethome3d

Uninstall:

To remove Sweet Home 3D, simply run apt remove command with sudo:

sudo apt remove sweethome3d && sudo apt autoremove

And you can remove the getdeb repository via Software & Updates utility under Other Software tab.

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2 responses to Sweet Home 3D 5.4 Released, Install in Ubuntu 16.04 via PPA

  1. not working! “Ubuntu 16.04” – Oracle-Java-8 & alternative Oracle-Java-9
    error Code:

    Exception in thread “J3D-Renderer-1” java.lang.IllegalAccessError: class javax.media.j3d.X11NativeConfigTemplate3D (in unnamed module @0x3d24753a) cannot access class sun.awt.X11GraphicsConfig (in module java.desktop) because module java.desktop does not export sun.awt to unnamed module @0x3d24753a
    at javax.media.j3d.X11NativeConfigTemplate3D.getBestConfiguration(X11NativeConfigTemplate3D.java:75)
    at javax.media.j3d.NativePipeline.getBestConfiguration(NativePipeline.java:3335)
    at javax.media.j3d.Renderer.doWork(Renderer.java:514)
    at javax.media.j3d.J3dThread.run(J3dThread.java:275)

  2. i solved the problem.. i removed booth java versions and installed only java 8 and it works great…

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