Custom Marionette Script: 2D Polygon to Massing Model

Posted by Alex Altieri on 6/1/20 10:40 AM   |  1 min read time

A common workflow in the early stages of landscape architecture/design is to represent structures with 2D geometry to provide the site with a frame of reference. You’d import 2D GIS shapefiles like roads, topography, and buildings, then maintain the geometry’s data in what Vectorworks calls “records.”

When you're ready to work in 3D, though, manually converting shapefiles to massing models can be time-consuming. What if there were a way to automate it?

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Massing Model Tool, Vectorworks Community Forum, Algorithms-aided Design

From 2D to 3D: One Firm’s Story about Switching to Vectorworks

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 5/7/20 12:25 PM   |  1 min read time

The best way to know that a product is right for you is trying it for yourself. The second-best way is hearing it from someone else.

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Topics: Entertainment, Revit, Sketchup, Success Story, Vectorworks Spotlight, AutoCAD, Case Study, Marionette, Make the Move, Tom Cordory, #DesignWithVectorworks

What Is Marionette? A Look at Vectorworks' Algorithms-aided Design Tool

Posted by Alex Altieri on 4/27/20 11:00 AM   |  4 min read time

If you’re familiar with our Marionette Monday series, you’ve likely seen many posts on all of the fabulous designs Marionette has been a part of producing as well as various tips for using the program. But what exactly is Marionette, what is an Algorithms-Aided Design (AAD) tool, and why is a Vectorworks feature exciting enough to get its own blog series?

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Topics: graphical scripting, Marionette Monday, Marionette, Principle Architecture, Grasshopper, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

An Artistic Salute to Vincent Van Gogh

Posted by Leslie Briggs on 3/30/20 11:00 AM   |  3 min read time

Vincent van Gogh, born March 30, 1853, would be 167 years old if he were alive today. The artist has inspired many to create art of their own, including Dutch firm [delacourt][vanbeek], who recently recreated Van Gogh’s Self-Portrait with Grey Felt Hat on a courtyard in Zundert, the Netherlands. The brick mosaic now lives outside of the Van Gogh House where Van Gogh was born.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, BIM, Landscape Architecture, Marionette, algorithmic modeling, [delacourt][vanbeek], Algorithms-aided Design

How Modeling and Presentation Qualities Bring Unique Characteristics to Vectorworks

Posted by Guest Author on 1/28/20 9:13 AM   |  8 min read time

*This article originally ran on AECCafe's website

By Vectorworks CEO Dr. Biplab Sarkar with support from Vectorworks staff Lauren Meyer, Rubina Siddiqui, Assoc. AIA and Luis Ruiz.

Anyone familiar with Vectorworks knows our business is building design and BIM software solutions that are intuitive, powerful and practical for professionals around the world. It’s the unique and versatile workflows we offer for all phases of design that separate us from other BIM authoring applications. Using best-in-class 3D technology, intuitive data management and unmatched graphical representation, our products provide architecture firms the freedom to model anything while seamlessly documenting and presenting it with the precision and artistic touch they require.

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Topics: Augmented Reality, Dr. Biplab Sarkar, NURBS, Rubina Siddiqui, Site Modeling, Subdivision Modeling, Vectorworks Architect, AECCafe, BIM, Luis Ruiz, Marion Brenner, Marionette, Vectorworks Cloud Services, Vectorworks Design Summit, Norbert Roztocki, Vectorworks 2020, Live Data Visualization, smart object modeling, interactive 360 rendered panoramas, Lauren Meyer, solid modeling, moveart GmbH

Marionette Monday: Save Time on Stories, Levels, and Layers

Posted by Cozette Conrad on 10/28/19 5:26 PM   |  1 min read time

Imagine designing a 50-floor skyscraper. You’d need to replicate the height for all 50 stories — a daunting task that is sure to take hundreds of clicks.

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Topics: Marionette Monday, Marionette, Vectorworks Forum, algorithmic modeling

From 2D to 3D: One Entertainment Firm's Success Story

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/25/19 1:32 PM   |  1 min read time

Stagestruck, a full-service entertainment production firm from the UK, were searching for the best 3D solution to meet client needs. Vectorworks Spotlight fit the bill.

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Topics: Entertainment, Vectorworks Spotlight, 3D design, Case Study, entertainment design, Marionette, Make the Move, user success story, Stagestruck, Point Cloud Integration, 2D to 3D, Automated Reports, Tom Cordory

Using BIM in Landscape Architecture

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/6/19 5:52 PM   |  1 min read time

Landscape architects increasingly feel pressured to integrate BIM into their workflows to maintain ownership of the entire design and build process. This transition seems daunting, perhaps even unachievable, but several firms are up for the task.

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Topics: Open BIM, 3D, BIM, Case Study, IFC, IFC export, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC), Landscape Architecture, Marionette, Vectorworks Landmark, Collaboration, user success story, BIM for Landscape, scape Landschaftsarchitekten

Marionette Monday: Patterns and Panels, Pronto

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/3/19 2:31 PM   |  1 min read time

Monday blues slowing you down? Speed up your workflow with these new Marionette scripts.

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Topics: Algorithmic Design, Marionette Monday, NURBS, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, Wall Tool, 3D Symbols, panelization

An Exclusive Look at Innovation at Work

Posted by Alex Altieri on 5/13/19 5:22 PM   |  2 min read time

It’s not a stretch to say that design requires imagination. You start with an idea, it evolves, you adapt — the creative process seems to start broad, almost wishful. It starts with a question: “What if?”

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Topics: Biplab Sarkar, Innovation Week, Marionette, Innovation Expo, Natalie Nixon

Marionette Monday: moveART wins European Product Design Award

Posted by Lisa Lance on 7/9/18 10:37 AM   |  2 min read time

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.

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

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