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Seven New Speakers Added to 2017 Design Summit

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 8/10/17 12:22 PM
It’s hard to believe our 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit is less than six weeks away. We are pleased to announce the addition of seven new speakers for the Summit, to be held Monday, September 18 to Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Read More

Topics: 3Dconnexion, Allied Works Architecture, Architecture, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Entertainment, RTN Showsupport, Tamsin Slatter, Vectorworks, 2017 Vectorworks Design Summit, Bluebeam Inc, Brad Cloepfil, Canon U.S.A, Design Software Solutions, Landscape, Marionette, Paul Beaty-Pownall, PWP Landscape Architecture, Remco Teunissen, Vectorworks 2018, Vectorworks Design Summit, Vectorworks Landmark, Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel, Daniel Irvine, Jean Dieres Monplaisir, SCIA Inc., Adam Greenspan, HP Inc., IttenBrechbuhl, Marc Pancera, Principle Architecture, Solibri LLC, bpr architects ltd

Make the Most of Marionette

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 7/27/17 11:08 AM
Does Marionette intimidate you? Alan Woodwell, architectural designer at Playoust Churcher Architects, offers helpful insight in his recent AECbytes article, “The Many Marvels of Marionette and How to Make the Most of It.” Marionette is one of Vectorworks software’s smartest tools because it allows users to speed up their design workflows and simplify repetitive tasks, leading to impressive finished products. When Marionette made it’s debut, AECbytes Editor Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., commented: “From what I saw, Marionette seemed fascinating, and I would have to rate it as the ‘coolest’ feature I saw at this year’s AIA.” Read More

Topics: AIA, Architecture, Playoust Churcher Architects, Alan Woodwell, Marionette, Python, AECBytes, Lachmi Khemlani, Ph.D., Wrapper

Tech Roundup: May 2017, Marionette Edition

Posted by Lauren Burke Meyer on 5/30/17 9:40 AM
This May, “M” is for Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool, as we’ve just launched the Marionette Resources section on our Community Board, where you can easily upload, describe, reuse, and share inspiring algorithmic designs with the world. Read More

Topics: Andreas Thierer, Architecture, Vectorworks Community Board, Alan Woodwell, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section

Architect Alan Woodwell Talks Graphical Scripting

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 5/4/17 9:44 AM
Alan Woodwell is an architectural designer in Sydney, Australia for Playoust Churcher Architects. Since late December of 2015, the self-described “young 63-year-old” has spent his free time learning how to design using Marionette, our integrated graphical scripting tool that lets you use personalized or repurposed scripts to iteratively design without learning how to program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, graphical scripting, Marionette Training Part 1: The Basics, Playoust Churcher Architects, programmers, Programming, Tutorial, Vectorworks Community Board, Alan Woodwell, Inspiration Page, Marionette, Nodes, Python, webinar, webinar series, YouTube

Weather the Storm of Data with Marionette Site Analysis Tools

Posted by Samantha Hyatt on 1/25/17 11:11 AM
Rain, snow, unrelenting sun — weather is an ever-present variable on design. And with new site analysis objects created with Marionette, the graphical scripting tool integrated into Vectorworks software, you now have access to the weather data you need during your design process. With dynamic, accurate charts based on downloaded weather data, our five site analysis plug-ins make organizing and assessing weather data for your site as simple as inputting a location, allowing you to design with wind, humidity, precipitation, sun path, and temperature data in mind. Explore our five plug-ins below, and see how Marionette site analysis tools empower you to spend more time on design and less on finding data. Read More

Topics: Algorithmic Design, Architecture, Entertainment, graphical scripting, precipitation data, Scripting, Site Analysis, sun data, temperature data, weather, humidity data, Landscape, Marionette, wind data

Explore 3D Modeling and Earn 1 AIA LU

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 12/1/16 10:50 AM
Whether you are brand new to 3D modeling or a seasoned pro, everyone has something to learn from “The Art and Function of 3D Modeling” webinar, now available on demand. In just 60 minutes, Luis Ruiz, senior product specialist at Vectorworks, demonstrates how the tools and capabilities of Vectorworks software allow users to create beautiful 3D projects all within the program. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Architecture, Entertainment, extrude, parametric modeling, The Art and Function of 3D Modeling, 3D Modeling, continuing education, Inspiration Page, Landscape, Luis Ruiz, Marionette, webinar

Tech Roundup: August 2016

Posted by Joanna Weedlun on 8/12/16 11:42 AM
#Vectorworks2017 will be released in the coming months. But before you get too excited about launching into our new software, take a minute to refresh your skills with some of the big features released in Vectorworks 2016 with these tutorial playlists. Read More

Topics: Architecture, Education, Entertainment, Project Sharing, resource, Subdivision Surfaces, Tech Roundup, Tutorial, Landscape, Marionette, #Vectorworks2016, #Vectorworks2017

Earn 1 AIA LU and Learn the Basics of Data-Driven Design with Proving Ground

Posted by Zoë DiGiorgio on 6/24/16 11:54 AM
Delving into the world of graphical scripting with little to no prior experience can be difficult. That’s where The Proving Ground, a data-driven building consultancy firm, comes in to help show you how it’s done with their “Coding your Nodes: Extending Marionette with Python” webinar, worth one AIA LU. Read More

Topics: AIA LU, Education, graphical scripting, resources, BIM, Community, Data-Driven Design, Marionette, python script, the proving ground, VectorScript, Vectorworks 2016, webinar

Vectorworks Architect BIM Software Wins Architosh’s “BEST of SHOW” Award

Posted by Sarah Kosmerl on 6/9/16 10:31 AM
We’re thrilled to announce that we’ve brought home another major win from this year’s American Institute of Architecture (AIA) Convention, and not just because of all of the wonderful demos and conversations we had with the architects there. We’re talking about receiving our third consecutive “BEST of SHOW” award from Architosh. This year, Vectorworks Architect 2016 design software won the Desktop category. Read More

Topics: #AIACon16, American Institute of Architecture Convention, “BEST of SHOW” award, Planet Vectorworks, sustainable design, Vectorworks Architect, Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Anthony Frausto-Robledo, Architosh, awards, BIM, company announcements, company news, Energos, Marionette

Your Inside Look into Innovation at Vectorworks

Posted by Pete Hicks on 6/7/16 11:03 AM
We’re always pushing the boundaries of what design software can accomplish here at Vectorworks, but just like anyone else, we run the risk of getting caught up in our day-to-day responsibilities and losing sight of new possibilities. That’s why we have Innovation Weeks: times where we set aside our normal tasks to focus on new ideas and pursue unexpected solutions. In doing so, we’ve been able to bring you new tools like our integrated graphical scripting feature, Marionette, which started out as an idea pitched during an Innovation Week. Read More

Topics: Planet Vectorworks, Steve Johnson, Vectorworks Community Board, Community, company news, Darick DeHart, innovation, Innovation Week, inspiration, Marionette, Vectorworks Wish List, video

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