New Connector Request - Vectorworks

Vectorworks connector needed
a Python visual scripting is there available (Marionette)


Hi @gester! Thanks for voting for Vectorworks :slight_smile: Usually, before we embark on a new connector development, we try to understand as well as we can what your expectations are from it.

What would you mainly use a Speckle VW connector for? Some thoughts:

  • Would it be simple coordination and viewing models online?
  • VectorWorks to VectorWorks data exchange/coordination amongst multiple users?
  • Revit <> VectorWorks?
  • DWGs/DXFs (Autocad, Civil3d) to VectorWorks?

Any thoughts on what workflows you’d want to prioritise would help massively!

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hi @dimitrie

vectorworks is my tool of choice for architectural part of the projects.

  1. in order to communicate with my branch designers i use mainly ifc with dwg as a control format

  2. i am able to import revit geometries (both rvt and rfa), even to use them for my project, but i can’t import anything from archicad nor bentley which is not ifc.

if i am to rely on the ifc alone, then i wouldn’t need speckle, but afaik, revit ifc exports are not that good, and imports even worse. so i think the main goal is to better use of the autodesk platform, which i’m not acquainted with (i don’t even know how to use autocad).

hope it makes things easier. ah, btw, we have in vectorworks a full-fledged python visual programming named marionette (introduced some 6 yrs ago).

thanks for chiming in.
have fun,


Great to see this request.

In relation to this, I’d like to share that in the past couple of years I have been providing support to more and more Architectural practices working on both Vectorworks and other BIM or 3D platform.

The primary aspect is 2D to 3D coordination between the different software, which could be implemented thorugh a Speckle Connector!

And definitely, as pointed out by gester, overcoming communication and sharing issues via IFC would be a great.

Thank you all for the good work so far!


Good to see you Giovanni! My regards to Steven. :wink:

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Me too :slight_smile:

Vectorworks Connector please.



I’m using rhino and Vectorworks and would be very interresting to get a connector between those 2 software. hope you will have time to look at this option.

with regards and thank for your work


There are rumors of a community-contributed Vectorworks connector being developed; watch this space! :eyes:



I am so looking forward to it.

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Count me in. Any news on that community-contributed connector @teocomi ?

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I’ve spoken with the team; they are running slower than hoed. It turns out the storage things Vectorworks does with its internal version of python are not helpful.

I can put you in touch if you have experience in Vectorworks plugin development.


I don’t unfortunately, but thanks for the update Jonathon.

If I look at me,
I would say 95% of typical VW users are very good in clicking Icons,
but hardly can use a keyboard to write any code, or know what that is.

The rest has deep inside into Vectorworks App, can click Icons AND can
write scripts. And some of them can even write plugins.

Quite different to Autocad and its derivates users,
for me it looks like at least 30% of them can write LISP scripts

I wonder who the VW Connector Community is, as there wasn’t any
hint on the VW Forums or any reaction to questions about possible
Speckle Support.
(VW Architecture, Landmark or Spotlight users ?)

Nice to hear that they are still working on a VW Connector.
Very welcome !

It would be so great if we could better collaborate between Vectorworks
(my personal list) and

  • Bricscad
  • Blender
  • Revit
  • IFC
  • Unreal
  • Twinmotion
  • USD

Vectorworks! I often work with Rhino Users and it would be great to work real time together

BTW, are there any news ?

Not from us but you would hear it here first.

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6 months later any news or slight vibes that the community project is still trying ?

Pity, but even knowing that a VW Speckle connector meanwhile is unlikely
to impossible would be helpful.
Information that it is still in the works but will maybe need much more time
would be better though.

Last I heard was that while there is an in-built Python API, many of the core Python functionalities are wrapped with VW-specific classes and the naked interfaces block - principally the HTTP stack, etc.

I know no further information if it is possible/impossible.

I’ll ping my Nemetschek contacts again.

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Thanks Jonathon.

I don’t have great expectations.
But still much interest in any news or rumors.

Strange that especially all commercial Software that I license and use,
does not offer the same excitement for Speckle as I do …

A post was merged into an existing topic: A Vectorworks connector would be nice