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

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

Posted by Rowena Winkler on 6/4/18 10:40 AM   |  5 min read time

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.

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Topics: Marionette Monday, Marionette, #MarionetteMonday, 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   |  5 min read time

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.

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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   |  3 min read time

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.

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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   |  8 min read time

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.

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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   |  8 min read time

When it comes to Vectorworks software, we always strive for quality, but for the 2018 latest release, we also wanted to focus on connection.

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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   |  4 min read time

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.

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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

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