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Free interior design software SweetHome3D 6.4 was released a day ago. Here’s how to install it in Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 20.04, Linux Mint 19.x, and 20.

SweetHome3D 6.4 release highlights include:

  • Improved resolution scale management in the plan for HiDPI screens under Java 8.
  • Fixed a bug in redoing dimension line resizing.
  • Added IDs to home objects which may be modified.
  • Added support for editing home plans in Sweet Home 3D JS with the ability to save modified homes on a JSP server.
  • Fixed an issue in Sweet Home 3D JS Viewer which prevented touch management to work correctly under iOS.
  • Improved drawing order of transparent objects in Sweet Home 3D JS Viewer.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

How to Install Sweet Home 3D 6.4 in Ubuntu:

First the software offers Linux portable as well as jar package in sourceforge page.

Sweet Home 3D is also available to install and keep updated via Flathub repository.

1. Setup Flatpak framework in Ubuntu:

First open terminal from system application launcher. When it opens, run command to install flatpak:

sudo apt install flatpak

Then add the flathub repository by running command:

flatpak remote-add --if-not-exists flathub

2. Install Sweet Home 3D flatpak package:

To install the package, run command in terminal:

flatpak install flathub com.sweethome3d.Sweethome3d

To update the flatpak package, run command:

flatpak update com.sweethome3d.Sweethome3d

Once installed, you can launch the software from ‘Show Applications’ menu and enjoy!


To uninstall Sweet Home 3D flatpak package, run command in terminal:

flatpak uninstall com.sweethome3d.Sweethome3d


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 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 - | 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.


Sweet Home 3D has reached the 5.0 release recently with some new features, improvements and bug fixes. See what’s new.

For those who have installed an old release from Ubuntu Software Center, here’s how to upgrade Sweet Home 3D in Ubuntu using the .jar archive.

The JAR executable file as well as 3D models of the application by default are installed in /usr/share/sweethome3d, just replace the directory with the latest .jar and model files will upgrade Sweet Home 3D to the latest.


1. Download the .jar executable file at THIS PAGE

2. Open terminal from the Dash, Launcher, or via Ctrl+Alt+T shortcut keys. When it opens, run command to open /usr/share/sweethome3d folder via root (install gksu first from Software Center):

gksudo nautilus /usr/share/sweethome3d


3. Open another terminal and run command to open your Downloads folder via root, then move the new downloaded .jar executable file to above folder.

gksudo nautilus ~/Downloads


4. Rename or remove the old .jar file, and rename the new one from “SweetHome3D-5.0.jar” to “sweethome3d.jar” (without quotes). So it looks like:


5. You may also check out the file permissions by right-clicking file -> Properties -> Permissions tab, and make sure it looks like:


Now launch Sweet Home 3D and go to Help -> About. Its version should be 5.0.

To upgrade 3D models:

1. First go to File -> Preferences -> click Check Now button to check out available updates.

2. Download the latest models from THIS PAGE, and extract all of them in your Downloads folder.

3. Again open both /usr/share/sweethome3d and ~/Downloads folder via root (see above commands).

When they opened, upgrade models by replacing the .sh3f files in “furniture” folder.


Not clear enough? See the video:

sweet home 3d 4.4 ubuntu


The latest Sweet Home 3D 4.4 was released on June 12, 2014 with many improvements and bug fixes. This quick tip will show you how to install it in Ubuntu 14.04 while Software Center has version 4.3.

First for detailed changes in Sweet Home 3D 4.4 read the release note.

1. The website provides Sweet Home 3D package for Linux bundled with Oracle Java JRE 1.6, download it from the link below:

SweetHome3D-4.4 32-bit SweetHome3D-4.4 64-bit

32-bit or 64-bit? Check it out by going to System Settings -> Details. Check out if there’s a new release at here.

2. Press Ctrl+Alt+T to open the terminal. When it opens, paste the below command and hit enter to extract the package to /opt/:

cd /opt/ && sudo tar -zxvf ~/Downloads/SweetHome3D-4.4-linux-*.tgz

In the command, you may replace SweetHome3D-4.4-linux-*.tgz with the exact package name.

3. Now you’re able to launch SweetHome3D via:


Sweet Home 3D 4.4 Ubuntu 14.04

If everything goes OK. Let’s create a launcher for it so that you can start it from Unity Dash or Launcher.

In a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T), run command:

sudo gedit /usr/share/applications/sweethome3d-4.4.desktop

It will create a config file and open it with Gedit text editor.

Paste below content into the file and save it.

[Desktop Entry]
Name=Sweet Home 3D 4.4
GenericName=Interior 2D design application with 3D preview
Comment=Interior design Java application for quickly choosing and placing furniture on a house 2D plan drawn by the end-user with a 3D preview

You may grab a logo icon from web. Name it sweethome3d.png and put it under /usr/share/icons/.


Once done, you’re able to open Sweet Home 3D 4.4 from Unity Dash result.

sweet home 3d 4.3 ubuntu


The free architectural design software Sweet Home 3D 4.3 has been released recently. This release mainly fixed 3D view bugs and added a Windows 32-bit / 64-bit installer.

Many users reported in version 4.2 a problem with a 3D view that sometimes remained empty. The developer has fixed that bug, as well as other bugs related to detaching / attaching the 3D view from / to the main window in multiple screens environment. Thus, this release should now work much better in such an environment.

The Windows installer now embeds both the 32-bit & 64-bit version of Sweet Home 3D. It will automatically install the right version on your system. If you upgrade from a previous version and use 64-bit Windows, it’s better to uninstall Sweet Home 3D first in case you installed the previous version in its default folder.

Sweet Home 3D 4.3 ChangeLog:

  • Fixed bugs that prevented the 3D view to be displayed when it was saved as detached, on one screen and multiples screens.
  • Fixed a font issue that didn’t display correctly Chinese text in the plan under Windows and Linux.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to elevate the camera in Sweet Home 3D Viewer applet.
  • Fixed a bug that didn’t initialize the Staircase check box in the furniture import wizard when an imported 3D model is modified.
  • Fixed a bug that prevented to display correctly some floor rooms in the 3D view when they overlap.
  • Fixed the display of texts in catalog furniture tool tips under Java 5.
  • Fixed a bug that froze the program for some colored background images under Mac OS X with Java 7.
  • Fixed some unexpected behaviors when furniture is dragged from the catalog under Mac OS X with Java 7.
  • Improved performances of the 3D view in the Java Web Start and JAR executable versions run under Mac OS X with Java 7.
  • Accepted % and # characters in dependencies of OBJ and DAE files.
  • Created a 32-bit / 64-bit Windows installer which installs the 64-bit version of Sweet Home under 64-bit Windows, and its 32-bit version otherwise.
  • Displayed the 32-bit / 64-bit data model of the running version in the About dialog box.
  • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.

Install Sweet Home 3D:

Packages for Windows, Linux, Mac OS are available in this page.

For Ubuntu 13.10, Ubuntu 12.04, Linux Mint and Elementary OS, we can install it from GetDeb repository:

1. press Ctrl+Alt+T on keyboard to open terminal.

2. Edit the source file by:

sudo gedit /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list

3. For Ubuntu 13.10 add below line into the file, change saucy to precise for Ubuntu 12.04 and its derivatives:

deb saucy-getdeb apps

4. Download & install the key:

wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

5. Check for updates and install Seet Home 3D:

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install sweethome3d

That’s it.