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Marionette Monday: moveART wins European Product Design Award

Posted by Lisa Lance on 7/9/18 10:37 AM
The moveART design studio in Switzerland captivates with its extraordinary designs. And they develop those designs using Marionette, the fully integrated algorithmic modeling tool in Vectorworks. Read More

Topics: Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, moveART, Norbert Roztocki, 2018 European Product Design Award, German Design Award

Marionette Monday: Landmark Users Can Actually Get What They Wish For

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/4/18 10:40 AM
Futurity is a landscape architecture firm based out of Chicago, Illinois that designs creative landscapes for residential, corporate, and civic clients. Many of Futurity’s projects involve working with very large sites; this process typically includes a survey plan that contains a great amount of data. Anna Arbetter, licensed landscape architect at Futurity, shared how the firm contends with these challenges to their already complex workflow and how she recently found success using Vectorworks' built-in algorithmic modeling tool, Marionette, to streamline the design process. Read More

Topics: #MarionetteMonday, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Landmark software, Vectorworks user, Vectorworks success story, Futurity, Anna Arbetter, algorithmic modeling

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

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

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

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

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

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: AECBytes, AIA, Alan Woodwell, Architecture, Lachmi Khemlani, Marionette, Ph.D., Playoust Churcher Architects, Python, 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: Alan Woodwell, Andreas Thierer, Architecture, ComputerWorks, Marionette, Marionette Resources section, Vectorworks Community Board

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