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.