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Marionette Monday: 5 Reasons to Adopt Algorithmic Modeling

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 3/26/18 11:34 AM
Still not fully convinced that Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool for Vectorworks, is for you or your firm? Look no further. Here are five reasons you should try Marionette — complete with a real-world example to demonstrate one of our most powerful product features. Read More

Topics: Marionette Monday, Case Study, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Python, Principle Architecture

Marionette Monday: New Symbols That Will Fold and Lift

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 2/26/18 11:35 AM
To help you get through your case of the Mondays, here are some new Marionette objects specifically created in response to user comments on the Vectorworks Forum. Read More

Topics: Marionette Monday, Scott Barnes, Vectorworks Spotlight, I-Light Design, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, JLG Condor lift, articulating boom lift, NanaWall, scissor lift

Detmold Students Show How to Make the Most of Nodes with Marionette

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 1/4/18 10:06 AM
In the 2017 summer semester, students of the Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture developed an exciting project involving sunscreen possibilities for a building façade. The result is five designs created with Marionette, the algorithmic modeling tool natively available in Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Markus Graf, Project Sharing, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Jan Philipp Wotschke, Constant Nieuwenhuys, Networked Design, Hans Sachs, Pascal Volz, Marius Hagen, Michael Niemann, Maximilian Pytlik, Philipp Hengstenberg, Shared Towers, Detmold, Nico Günnewich, Kea Stockbrügger

Focus on Connection: New Ways to Work Faster and Smarter

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 11/10/17 9:47 AM
When it comes to Vectorworks software, we always strive for quality, but for the 2018 latest release, we also wanted to focus on connection. Read More

Topics: Jeremy Powell, Renderworks, Subdivision Modeling, Dan Monaghan, IFC, Marionette, The Nemetschek Group, Multiple Drawing Views, Rendered panoramas, #Vectorworks2018, Braceworks, connection

The Vectorworks Team Boosts its Focus on Innovation

Posted by Chloe Jefferson on 11/9/17 9:49 AM
While Vectorworks fosters a culture of innovation throughout the year, once in a while it helps to give even the most deep-rooted tenets a boost. Last week, the Vectorworks team gathered together for our Fall Innovation Expo. This event consisted of keynotes, presentations, and interactive workshops that were meant to inspire new ideas for products and services the company can potentially create for our users. By the end of the week, team members from all departments collaborated and shared their innovative ideas in over 35 group and individual presentations. Read More

Topics: graphical scripting, CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar, Dave Donley, Marionette, Daniel Irvine, Principle Architecture, Fall Innovation Expo, Dr. Darin Eich, Vancouver Transformations, Heather Clark, #VectorworksInnovation

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

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