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Hi All,


I am considering taking a job with an office that uses vectorworks. I was wondering how Marionette compares to dynamo and gh?


I use DynamoBIM a lot in my current job and it is quite powerful with a bit of python you can do lots of different workflows and interrogate revit models.


How does marionette compare? Is marionette just useful for geometry type stuff or can it also automate workflows and get data from the BIM model.


Any and all opinions welcome!

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Different people use Marionette in different ways, I mostly enjoy creating geometry and automating workflows whereas Sarah likes to play more with analysis and data extraction, so basically it sounds like Marionette can handle what you're hoping it can.


Marionette's back end is also Python, so you shouldn't have a difficult time moving over.

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Marionette can do procedural geometry like GH or Dynamo, but you can take this further and "wrap up" the geometry into parametric objects to use in your projects.

Also, you can traverse the model by various methods (e.g. a query like "give me a list of all the masonry walls on the second floor") and perform operations, including querying and modification.

Py knowledge is not necessary to use Marionette, but it will be very useful if you wish to create custom nodes, which almost any advanced user will want.

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