If you are working on a refurbishment, renovation or remodel project, should you model the building, or just draw the building using really simple objects? You should really use walls, because then you can easily add doors and windows. This workshop will show you techniques for working with refurbishment projects. You will find the newer versions of Vectorworks have more abilities when dealing with complex walls.
One of the challenges with refurbishment work is drawing up the existing building. Sometimes you can find drawings of the existing plan, but often, the buildings have been modified and do not reflect the drawings. Sometimes, particularly old buildings, they have has so many changes, there are no drawings for the buildings. You will have to measure the up the existing building. Even if you have existing drawings, you should measure the building to make sure that it has been built to match the drawings.