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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.

sweet home 3d 4.2 ubuntu

Sweet Home 3D, the free architectural design software released v4.2 with support for non-rectangular doors and windows, improvements in the background image import wizard and bug fixes.

What’s New in Sweet Home 3D 4.2:

For the users who wanted to insert non rectangular doors or windows in a wall Sweet Home 3D 4.2 now fill correctly the space around doors and windows in the 3D view, whatever their shape, it’s even possible to handle complex shapes with multiple holes. The cut out shape in the wall can be computed automatically when you import a door or a window in the furniture import wizard, or customized with the Furniture Library Editor with a SVG path.

non-Rectangular sweet home 3d 4.2

non-Rectangular sweet home 3d 4.2

The second and the third step of the background image import wizard now display Zoom in and Zoom out buttons to let you enlarge the imported image and enter some more precise scale and origin.

In the second step of the wizard, you can also apply vertical and horizontal constraints on the displayed scale line by pressing the shift key.

The search engine in the furniture catalog is now able to search any substring among furniture names, categories, authors and even keywords.

Many keywords were added in the default furniture catalog but also to furniture libraries.

Linux: fix an annoying regression that didn’t restore correctly maximized windows

via: Sweet Home 3D 4.2 release note.

Install Sweet Home 3D 4.2:

For Ubuntu 13.10 Saucy, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise, Linux Mint 16 Petra, 13 Maya, Elementary OS Luna, we can install it from GetDeb repository.

To get started, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run commands below one by one to add GetDeb repository:


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

For Linux Mint, getdeb can be directly enabled from Software Sources -> Additional repositories.

Then you can install Sweet Home 3D 4.2 in Ubuntu Software Center after checking for updates. Or run commands below instead:

sudo apt-get update; sudo apt-get install sweethome3d
sweet home 3D 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.10

sweet home 3D 4.2 in Ubuntu 13.10

sweet home 3d ubuntu 13.10

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

    sweet home 3d ubuntu 13.10


    This tutorial shows how to install the latest Sweet Home 3D 4.1 in Ubuntu 13.04 Raring, Ubuntu 12.04 Precise and Linux Mint 13 Maya, 15 Olivia via PPA.

    Sweet Home 3D 4.1 was released with a few improvements and bug fixes. See changelog:

    • Optimized Export to OBJ format feature for big exports.
    • Moved the aerial view point of view closer to the first piece of furniture added to an empty home.
    • Added support for full screen mode under Mac OS X.
    • Fixed a printing bug that didn’t always show the expected pages.
    • Updated the Online version to ensure it won’t display an additional security warning when run with latest Java version.
    • Increased the default maximum memory used by the program to 640 MB, and made this size grow up to 1024 MB for Windows 32 bit installer version according to the available RAM in the system.
    • Fixed a bug in Sweet Home 3D, the portable version of Sweet Home 3D (119 MB), the Furniture Library Editor (12,3 MB) and the Textures Library Editor (784 kB) that prevented the deletion of some temporary files under Windows at program end.
    • Automatically deleted the private working folder of Sweet Home 3D at program end when it stops normally.
    • Accepted absolute paths in system property to simplify the way to specify where the private working folder of Sweet Home 3D should be.
    • Added com.eteks.sweethome3d.swing.fixedPrintMargin system property to be able to force a print margin (expressed in centimeters) when customized margins entered in page format dialog box aren’t taken into account.
    • Fixed a bug that kept displaying the available updates of a library even once it wasinstalled.
    • Fixed an issue that prevented program launch when the name of imported libraries contained a very long string of digits.
    • Updated Spanish help pages.
    • Replaced JRE 6u43 by JRE 6u45 in Sweet Home 3D installers bundled with Java.
    • Other minor bugs fixes and enhancements.


    While the default version in Ubuntu 13.04 and Ubuntu 12.04 are 3.7 and 3.4, the latest now is available in GetDeb repository.

    To add the repository, press Ctrl+Alt+T on your keyboard to open terminal. When it opens, run below commands one by one:

    sudo sh -c 'echo "deb $(lsb_release -sc)-getdeb apps" >> /etc/apt/sources.list.d/getdeb.list'
    wget -q -O- | sudo apt-key add -

    add getdeb to sources.list

    For Linux Mint users, see this post to enable getdeb repository.

    After that, run commands to update and install Sweet Home 3D:

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