Sweethome 3D software

In my last post I said I was going to try another project scheduling software, but since then, I was asked by someone I know to do some floorplans using some 3D drawing software that I had mentioned I was going to learn. So I decided to work on the 3D drawings first, and then I will get back to testing out the project scheduling software.

I downloaded Sweethome and Sketchup to try out. I used Sweethome first, which I downloaded from here: http://www.sweethome3d.com/download.jsp

­Sweethome is pretty intuitive to use. Most of the features are self explanatory (such as adding walls, text, etc.). A help window will also pop up when you click each feature, which is very helpful for when I was getting started.

One thing that wasn’t intuitive and didn’t have a help window was how to add windows, chairs, etc. I had to click and drag the feature from the left menu and into the drawing pane. Also, I was adding several rows of chairs and I had to copy and paste them one by one until I figured out that you must shift + click to select several objects.

Sweethome had all of the furniture that I needed for the simple drawings I was making. It has chairs, tables, desks, etc. separated into 6 categories.  I’m excited to see what Sketchup is like next.

2d floorplan sweethome

3d floorplan sweethome

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About lwllms3

Hello! I'm a young professional who is looking to live debt free in a tiny home. I love learning about ways to get out of debt and everything related to building and living in a tiny home. I will write about my journey, which will include the topics of decluttering, construction, zoning and building code, and saving. I hope that something I share will help you in your life!
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