Which free architecture software for the plan of your house?

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Do you want to start drawing architecture out of simple curiosity or out of necessity (sale, rental, construction)? Know that there is a plethora of software to draw 2D or 3D plans of your house or apartment. It remains to know which ones are really accessible to users who have no particular knowledge of architecture, which is not always obvious. In this article, you will find free tools that are more or less easy to learn to create your own plans. Nome that these programs have their own community or website where you can find tutorials, ideas and advice. If you are considering building your house by the sea or renovating the apartment you have been given, you will probably need professional advice (for cost assessment, feasibility, standards). But nothing prevents you from writing down your first ideas for layout and layout.


Archifacile integrates the basic tools for creating two-dimensional plans. No need to have a bachelor’s degree in architecture to master this small, but nevertheless very effective software. With its modern and intuitive interface, the program is very easy to use.

All you have to do is create the different rooms with your mouse and add walls and elements such as doors, windows, stairs etc.). In its free version, Archifacile allows you to create a maximum of 5 projects that can be saved online. Besides, he’s in French!

Archifacile also exists in a web version

and allows you to draw directly in your browser

Sweet Home 3D

Sweet Home 3D is also in French and is available in about twenty languages. The program allows you to visualize your projects from different points of view (virtual visitor, aerial view or 2D drawing). As its name suggests, the software also gives the possibility to model your property in three dimensions.

Very complete, it has in its free version hundreds of pieces of furniture to have an idea, even basic, of the decoration and layout of its project. You can even take yourself for Sophie Ferjani by changing the colours, size and texture of the various elements (ceilings, walls, floors, furniture) of the home.

Sweet Home 3D also exists on Linux and macOS

Sketchup Make

With Sketchup Make we are now in the category of more advanced software. Sketchup Make was originally a Google project, but it was bought a few years ago by Trimble. With this application, you can draw your plans in an environment similar to that of professionals.

However, learning to master SketchUp does not require years and years of practice. You will be able to create simple 2D or 3D plans, but also 3D printing models, interior and exterior design projects.

The software is also available on Mac

pCon Planner

Like Sketchup Make, pconPlanner allows you to realize projects ranging from simple 2D plans to photorealistic 3D plans for home design. pCon planner is so powerful that it can be an alternative to AutoCAD-style architecture software.

The user can even make mobile presentations with 3D views and interactive visuals. Here again, you have an impressive catalogue of objects and furniture to test the layout of your future home.


This software is the result of an OpenSource project. As for the interface, that’s for sure, you’ll find it better elsewhere. But the program includes a nice range of tools similar to those of the pros. Of course, they are less powerful and less precise, but they fulfil their essential missions (objects, layers, axes, DXF format).

LibreCAD can be used for architecture and mechanical engineering projects. If you are looking for a free and powerful CAD software, LibreCAD is what you need. No need to compromise the health of your PC by looking for a cracked version of AutoCAD, especially for a simple 2D map.

The software is also available on Linux and Mac

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