This tutorial shows how to easily install the latest Sweet Home 3D (6.2 at the moment) in Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04, Ubuntu 19.04, and higher.
Sweet Home 3D is a free architectural design software application that helps users create a 2D plan of a house, with a 3D preview, and decorate exterior and interior view including ability to place furniture and home appliance. In Sweet Home 3D, furniture can be imported and arranged to create a virtual environment. It can also be used for designing blueprints of houses.
Although Sweet Home 3D offers official portable packages for Linux, you may don’t want to browse its website and download the tarball everytime a new version is released.
For Ubuntu desktop, there’re Ubuntu build .deb package available out-of-the-box, and Snap package maintained by the community.
Install Sweet Home 3D via Snap in Ubuntu:
Snap is a containerized software package runs in most Linux desktop. It bundles most required run-time libraries, and auto-update itself.
The Snap package of Sweet Home 3D is maintained by Jean-Baptiste Lallement. It’s usually updated a few days after the new release date.
To install the Snap in Ubuntu 18.04, simply search for and install it in Ubuntu Software:
To install the Snap in Ubuntu 16.04, you have to open terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run following 2 commands one by one:
sudo apt install snapd
sudo snap install sweethome3d-homedesign
Install Ubuntu build Sweet Home 3D:
Ubuntu offers Sweet Home 3D .deb package out-of-the-box. However, there’s a time lag (even a few months) between the new release date and the .deb package update.
The .deb package can be installed either via Ubuntu Software, or by running command in terminal:
sudo apt install sweethome3d
And future updates will be available through Software Updater utility.