How to Download and Install Sweet Home 3D Furniture Pack
Sweet Home 3D is a free and open source interior design application that allows you to create and arrange furniture in your house plans. It comes with a default set of furniture models, but you can also extend it with additional libraries of 3D models that are available on the internet.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install Sweet Home 3D furniture pack, which is a collection of furniture libraries converted to SH3D/SH3F format from various sources. This pack includes free and non-free models from official SH3D listing, Trimble 3D Warehouse, ArchiBit Generation, Archive3D, Model3D.biz, KOLO, ODG8, Creative-3D.net, Klicker, Baumgarten Enterprises, 3DPlants.com, 3D Meshes Research Database and more[^1^].
Step 1: Download the furniture pack
You can download the furniture pack from the following link: https://github.com/lcorbasson/sh3d-importedfurniture. This is a GitHub repository that contains all the furniture libraries in ZIP files. You can either download the whole repository as a ZIP file by clicking on the green \"Code\" button and then \"Download ZIP\", or you can download each library individually by clicking on the file name and then \"Download\".
Alternatively, you can also download some of the furniture libraries from the official Sweet Home 3D website at https://www.sweethome3d.com/freeModels.jsp. These are the same libraries as in the GitHub repository, but they are updated more frequently. You can also find some other free models created by Sweet Home 3D and Blend Swap contributors at this page[^2^].
Step 2: Install the furniture pack
Once you have downloaded the furniture pack or the individual libraries, you need to install them in Sweet Home 3D. To do this, open Sweet Home 3D and go to Furniture > Import Furniture Library... A file chooser dialog will appear. Navigate to the folder where you saved the ZIP files and select one of them. Click on Open and wait for a few seconds until the library is imported. You will see a confirmation message when it is done.
Repeat this process for each library that you want to install. You can also select multiple ZIP files at once and import them in one go. You will see a progress bar for each library that is being imported.
Step 3: Use the furniture pack
After you have installed the furniture pack or the individual libraries, you can use them in your house plans. To do this, go to Furniture > Furniture Library Editor... A new window will open that shows all the furniture libraries that are available in Sweet Home 3D. You can browse through them by clicking on their names or using the arrow buttons. You can also search for a specific model by typing its name in the filter field.
To add a model to your plan, simply drag and drop it from the library window to your plan window. You can then adjust its position, orientation, size and color as you wish. You can also customize some parts of the models using materials or textures. For example, you can change the tread, riser, stringer, railing and baluster of a staircase, or hide a part if needed[^2^].
You can also create your own furniture models using Sweet Home 3D or other 3D modeling software and import them into Sweet Home 3D as SH3D/SH3F files. For more information on how to do this, please refer to this tutorial[^3^].
In this article, we have shown you how to download and install Sweet Home 3D furniture pack, which is a collection of furniture libraries converted to SH3D/SH3F format from various sources. This pack includes free and non-free models from official SH3D listing, Trimble 3 aa16f39245