Sweet Home 3D 6.0 was released on October 11, 2018.
For this new major version, the design of the splash screen was a little updated…
…and many new features described in version history were added. Here are the most important ones.
It’s now possible to rotate or move the parts of some furniture, when their 3D model is configured to support such deformations. When it’s the case, the deformation can be done thanks to a new Modify openings button added to the furniture modification dialog box.
This button displays a new pane showing the 3D model of the edited piece of furniture, and you just have to drag and drop some parts with the mouse to rotate them around an axis or translate them along a rail.
This might take you a little time to get used to objects handling in 3D, but you’ll soon want to open all the doors and windows of your house! Once an object is deformed, its size can be changed only proportionally but you can easily reset its shape if you need to change one dimension.
32 objects were updated in the default catalog to support this new feature, as well as 32 models in the version 1.6.4 of Scopia and KatorLegaz libraries, and examples available from File > New from demo menu item use the updated models to let you test them quickly.
A 3D model of an articulated mannequin was also added to the Miscellaneous category of the catalog, with limbs that you can freely rotate and color.
You can imagine all kind of postures like in the following scene designed by Véronique, the community manager of Sweet Home 3D.
The preferences pane offers a new Currency drop down list with a default option set to Ignore prices.
When you choose a currency, Sweet Home 3D lets you enter the price in this currency for each piece of furniture in its modification dialog.
The total of the furniture with a price will also be displayed at the bottom of the furniture list where you can view the Price column with the Furniture > Display column > Price menu item. When the selected currency is the one used in your language and country, prices are displayed with the symbol $, €, £, ¥ matching that currency, otherwise the three letters currency code like USD, EUR… is generally used to avoid confusion.
If needed, you can also manage VAT / Sales tax / GST / TVA / MwSt / НДС / 消費税… by selecting the Use Sales tax option available beside the Currency drop down list.
When selected, this option lets you enter the Sales tax of each piece of furniture beside its price.
Other additional columns related to sales tax management will be also available in the furniture list as well as Total sales tax and Total tax included information below the furniture list.
The texture dialog box was improved once more and proposes the new X offset and Y offset fields to let you shift the selected texture along its width or height.
The values entered in these fields are percentages of the width or the height of the texture, i.e. an offset equal to 100% will beContinue reading