Just getting independent? Planning a move? Want to redecorate your apartment? .Then you must consider these tools “Sweet Home 3D & FloorPlanner ,”which will provide assistance in planning the placement of the furniture before moving junk to get from one side to another.
About Sweet Home 3D:
Sweet Home 3D is a free application for interior design,which helps you placing your furniture in the house. A move is imminent and you don’t know yet how to accommodate your furniture? Sweet Home 3D will help you with the arrangement of your house and shows you what your future housing arrangements will look like.
Sweet Home 3D is aimed at people who wants to design their interior quickly. The user may draw the walls of his rooms upon the image of an existing plan, change the color of the walls, draw dimensions, drag and drop furniture in the plan from a catalog organized by categories (living room, kitchen…), in which he can import 3D models created by himself or downloaded from different web sites.
All the changes made in the 2D plan like changing the size,orientation and the elevation of each piece of furniture are simultaneously reflected in a 3D view, either from an aerial view point, or from a virtual visitor view point, and print the home plan and the 3D view. It also has a user guide to help you throughout the design process.
Sweet Home 3D is an open source project, distributed under license GNU General Public License, and free. It is available in 1 different languages Sweet Home 3D is cross-platform, to be run on Windows, Mac OS X 10.4 / 10.5, Linux and Solaris.
Link : Download Sweet Home 3D
About FloorPlanner :
Floorplanner is a web-based floor planning application that creates complex layouts to help you design the layout of any room in your home. Using a simple set of drawing tools you can make a floor plan withing minutes and can arrange your furniture .See your room arrangements in 2-D and 3-D by dragging and dropping your furniture where you want .To me it almost reminds me of “The Sims” Game.
Also you can save your designs and print or share them with your family, friends or co-workers.
FloorPlanner requires free registration to use, although there is also a demo to see how it works before you create your user account..The free demo on their site doesn’t allow you to save the work, but it give you a feel for the tools and layout.
Besides free account,there’s also a PLUS account priced at $27.50 per year for the casual user. If you’re in real estate or in design business, there’s also an enterprise edition which would be suitable for around $71.50 per month.
Link: Floor Planner