Free 3D home design software (for Control Pages)

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Mon Nov 12, 2007 12:14 am
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Free 3D home design software (for Control Pages)

No, this isn't spam. It's open source, mac compatible, 3D home design software.

http://sweethome3d.sourceforge.net/

It would work pretty good for those doing control pages. It can do 2D and 3D designs.

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Mon Nov 12, 2007 10:06 am
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Re: Free 3D home desgin software

Hi Greg,

Cool -- thanks for the link!

Matt

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Sat Feb 09, 2008 8:46 am
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Help! OK, so I downloaded the software......input my house floor plan, and now I find no way to save the file to the control page required ".png" format. Can someone give me some guidance here?

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Sat Feb 09, 2008 9:28 am
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Try saving it in a fomat that the program does allow.
Then open that file in Preview and use Preview to save it in PNG format.

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Tue Feb 12, 2008 10:52 am
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I'll try opening it in Preview tonight. The application doesn't "save as" anything but it's own proprietary file format, so I doubt that Preview will be able to open it, but I'll give it a shot!

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If that doesn't help, you can allways make a screendump and use that picture for your control page.

"I tawt I taw a puddy tat!" Tweety

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Fri Feb 15, 2008 12:56 pm
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Print to PDF first

What I did was use the application to print it. Instead of printing to a printer, I used the PDF option in the print dialog to create a PDF. From there, you can open it in another application that understands both PDFs and PNG files (Photoshop would work, but I'm a big fan of shareware package GraphicConverter) to convert the PDF to a PNG.

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Thu Feb 21, 2008 8:46 am
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Barhorn......that's exactly what I ended up doing as well. Great minds think alike! :shock:

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Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:15 pm
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thanks

This is ace, really easy to use, I just created my room in 30mins!

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Fri Nov 21, 2008 6:10 pm
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Re: Print to PDF first

barhorn wrote:
From there, you can open it in another application that understands both PDFs and PNG files (Photoshop would work, but I'm a big fan of shareware package GraphicConverter) to convert the PDF to a PNG.


The copy of Preview built in to OSX will both read PDF and write PNG.

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Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:45 pm
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Sweet Home 3D

WoW !
Thank you for the link !!

This is absolutely fabulous !!!

I can not believe how very easy this program is to use !!!!

I am and will be having loads of fun with this !!!!!

Thank you again.

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Wed Mar 10, 2010 2:23 pm
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Re: Free 3D home design software (for Control Pages)

Neat link, but i would throw in http://www.floorplanner.com. Its free, quick and simple and images are easily exported.

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