How to Install Sweet Home 3D 4.1 in Ubuntu 13.10, Linux Mint 16

Last updated: October 13, 2013

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This tutorial is going to show you how to install latest Sweet Home 3D 4.1 in Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy & Linux Mint 16 Petra while the defaut version in Software Center is old.

Sweet Home 3D is a free interior design application that helps you draw the plan of your house, arrange furniture on it and visit the results in 3D. Features include:

  • Draw straight, round or sloping walls with precise dimensions using the mouse or the keyboard
  • Insert doors and windows in walls by dragging them in the plan, and let Sweet Home 3D compute their holes in walls.
  • Add furniture to the plan from a searchable and extensible catalog organized by categories such as kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom…
  • Change color, texture, size, thickness, location and orientation of furniture, walls, floors and ceilings.
  • While designing the home in 2D, simultaneously view it in 3D from an aerial point of view, or navigate into it from a virtual visitor point of view.
  • Annotate the plan with room areas, dimension lines, texts and show the North direction with a compass rose.
  • Create photorealistic images and videos with the ability to customize lights and control sunlight effect according to the time of day and geographic location.
  • Import home blueprint to draw walls upon it, 3D models to complete default catalog, and textures to customize surfaces.
  • Print and export PDFs, bitmap or vector graphics images, videos and 3D files in standard file formats.
  • Extend the features of Sweet Home 3D with plug-ins programmed in Java, or by developing a derived version based on its Model View Controller architecture.
  • Choose the language displayed in the user interface of Sweet Home 3D and its rich help from 24 languages.
  • Download Sweet Home 3D to run it offline under Windows, Mac OS X, Linux and Solaris, or use its online version from any browser supporting Java.
  • Install Sweet Home 3D 4.1:

    The latest Sweet Home 3D is available in Getdeb repository for Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 13.04, Ubuntu 12.04 and their derivatives, such as Linux Mint 13/15/16, Elementary OS.

    1. To install it, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run command to add the PPA:

    sudo dpkg -i getdeb-repository_0.1-1~getdeb1_all.deb

    2. For Linux Mint, there’s an option to enable it under ‘Software & Sources -> Additional repositories’.

    3. Use synaptic package to update package lists and install the app. Or run below commands instead:

    sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install -y sweethome3d

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