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

February 2, 2017


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.


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

sudo apt update

sudo apt install sweethome3d


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…