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VW basics - creating a sofa

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Hi there,

I'm new to Vectorworks and am struggling with some of the absolute basics, so hoping someone can help!

I'm using Vectorworks 2014 Designer.

I'm trying to create a sofa, but I can't see any sofa in the tool set under "furn / fixtures". All I can find is the seating layout tool to create multiple seats together.

I've tried creating my own from simple rectangular shapes but it's fiddly and not accurate.

I'm sure there must be a simple way to access furniture beyond what is in the tool set - I don't know how to access furniture symbols for existing pieces, or if I need to specifically import these.

Any help would be much appreciated.

Thanks!

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Thank you for the guidance!

I've followed the steps to downloading and installing the relevant symbols and resources. When I'm in the resource browser and navigate to "add new favourite files", all the folders I'm directed to on my Mac are empty however. I'm currently running VW in Evaluation mode, as I'm at the early stages of practicing and not creating official drawings - could this be why?

Thanks in advance!

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Make sure you're navigating to the Application folder , then Vectorworks 2014 and Libraries, it may be pointing at your User folder.

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That does seem to be where I'm navigating; the file path is Library - Application Support - Vectorworks - 2014 - libraries - doesn't seem to be working unfortunately!

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Not there, here:

HD - Applications - Vectorworks 2014 - Libraries

But if you still have trouble after that, contact support directly and they can get you squared away.

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Instead of making a sofa why not use SketchUp to VW and grab a sofa?

A quick search on sofa gave 17.5k results

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