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Vectorworks, Inc. Announces Graphical Scripting Webinar Series


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Global design software developer Vectorworks, Inc. is launching a series of four webinars to educate designers about how to effectively utilize Marionette, an integrated graphical scripting tool introduced in the Vectorworks 2016 line of software. Dubbed Marionette Monday, the free webinar series will delve into both the technical and aesthetic design possibilities made available using the Python®-based graphical scripting tool. The first and only cross-platform graphical scripting tool available in a BIM-authoring software, Marionette enables designers with little or no prior programming experience to create custom application algorithms that build interactive objects, streamline complex workflows and explore the power of 2D drawing, 3D modeling and BIM workflows within Vectorworks software.

“Graphical scripting allows today’s creatives to leverage the full potential of computational design, resulting in more efficient workflows and better performing products,” said webinar host and Vectorworks Architectural BIM Specialist Sarah Barrett. “Marionette brings these abilities to Vectorworks, empowering users to explore the world of scripting and algorithms without the burden of traditional text-based languages. Everything from simple filters for isolating objects with certain attributes to entire buildings driven by parametric inputs can now be constructed without leaving the Vectorworks workspace.”

The one-hour webinars guide registrants from beginner to advanced Marionette user, all while offering workflow techniques and examples of how to integrate this graphical scripting tool into their daily workflows. Participants will also receive personalized feedback and support to answer questions and perfect their projects.

All webinars will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. ET on the following dates:

January 18, 2016- Part 1: The Basics

February 1, 2016- Part 2: Intermediate

February 8, 2016- Part 3: Advanced I

February 22, 2016- Part 4: Advanced II

Interested participants who are unable to attend any of the Marionette trainings should still register to receive the recorded webinar.

“Graphical scripting can be very intimidating to non-scripters, but these webinars will shine some light on the ‘mysteries’ of scripting using a powerful, dynamic tool: Marionette,” said Barrett. “Once you learn the basics, you’ll be surprised at how quickly you’ll be creating complex, parametric objects.”

Participants can share their questions, comments and excitement about the webinar, as well as pictures of their scripting endeavors and successes with #MarionetteMonday on social media.

For additional resources, users can check out the Marionette forum on the Vectorworks Community board or Vectorworks'

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