Exercise 2.4: Space: Plan and Sections in CAD

During this exercise I learned the basics of using Vectorworks, I watched some youtube videos which were very helpful.

Firstly, I drew the outline of my room in plan view and then added rectangle shapes, followed by adding the correct dimensions according to my drawing. I added the two armchairs, sofa and single chair, footstool, chimney breast and window. It took me a while to understand that you need to draw the plan in normal scale and then print in the scale you have drawn in.

I very much enjoyed measuring the space and objects within the space and then putting this information into a sketch plan and although I enjoy drawing on paper I am looking forward to translating that information into computer aided design.

Now that I have the very basic skills for using Vectorworks I will need to continue to build on the skills to be able to progress further, there are training sessions you can attend which I think would be very helpful. I have found using Vectorworks quite challenging and realise that there is so much more to learn but I’m sure that with time and effort it will all become a lot clearer as I go through the course.

Fig. 1 First attempt of my living room in an orthographic projection using Vectorworks
Fig.2 Second attempt of my living room in an orthographic projection using Vectorworks

Fig.3 Third attempt of my living room in an orthographic projection using Vectorworks with dimensions.
Fig.4 Fourth attempt of my living room in an orthographic projection using Vectorworks with dimensions.
Fig.5 Fifth attempt of my living room in an orthographic projection using Vectorworks with dimensions.

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