• VisualARQ 2.0 Beta 6 released

    There's a new VisualARQ 2.0 Beta version available for download. VisualARQ owners can download and test this new Beta version, which adds new important features:

    • Grasshopper definitions used for VisualARQ object styles are embedded in the Rhino .3dm file.
    • Added a new ‘Conceptual’ Display mode.
    • VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions can have a different representation for Plan and Model view.
    • Added new components to create, reference and explode Texts and Hatches in Grasshopper.
    • Texts and hatches can be integrated in VisualARQ styles created from Grasshopper definitions.

    See the complete list of enhancements, changes and bugs fixed here.

  • Rhino user meeting in Paris

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    Date: 20 June 2017
    Place: E.N.S.A.P.L.V (École nationale supérieure d'architecture de Paris-La Villette, 144 Avenue de Flandre, 75019 Paris)

    The Rhino user meeting event aims to create a multidisciplinary exchange network where attendees will be able to learn and gain inspiration from each others in the most varied industries.

    With a focus on AEC and product design, keynote speakers will give attendees the opportunity to learn how Rhino combined with a number of plug-ins has made it possible to convert ideas into real projects.

    Presentations will be held in French language:

    • 3dRudder: a groundbreaking foot-powered 3D mouse for CAD.
    • VisualARQ: flexible BIM software for Rhinoceros which adds easy modeling of free-form architecture and dynamic project documentation.
    • RhinoPiping: high-end 3D piping software. The new beta of RhinoPiping Pro+, which brings a BIM export feature to RhinoPiping, will be presented at the User Meeting.
    • V-Rayfor Rhino: physically based lighting and rendering software developed by a worldwide leader in computer graphics technology.

    Sign up now. Seats are very limited!

  • Rhino UK User Meeting 2017

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    Rhino UK User Meeting 2017
    Wednesday June 14, 2017 (09:00 - 17:00)
    The Crypt on the Green, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0EA

    Simply Rhino UK is pleased to be hosting another Rhino UK User Meeting in London.

    You are invited to attend this event, which will be taking place at The Crypt on the Green (London) on Wednesday June 14.

    The meeting will count on the following presenters/presentations:

    • Arthur Mamou-Mani (Mamou-Mani) & Anthony Buckley-Thorpe (Flux)
    • Yavor Stoikov (Chaos Group)
    • Bedir Bekar & Ian Shepherd (Elliott Wood)
    • Bart Radecki (Digits2Widgets)
    • Studio Moritz Waldemeyer
    • These new presenters are also joining: Astheimer; Softroom; Daniel Piker (with Kangaroo)
    • Event partners include Formlabs, Chaos Group, PNY & Wacom, who will all be in the room with hardware, software and demonstrations.

    More presentations will be announced in the coming two weeks. (See the full agenda here)

    Francesc Salla, VisualARQ's product manager will present VisualARQ 2.0 and will be available to give demonstrations of VisualARQ 2.0 version.

    More info and registration...

  • BIM course with Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper in the Sert School of Barcelona

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    Flexible BIM with Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper
    Dates: 12, 21, 28 June and 5 July 2017. From 10h to 14h.
    Location: Sert school: Carrer Arcs, 1-3, 5th floor, Barcelona.

    The Sert School (Escola Sert), the education centre of the Architects Association of Catalonia (COAC), offers the "Flexible BIM with Rhino, VisualARQ and Grasshopper" course within their BIM oriented training courses.

    In this course you will learn the basics of Rhino and Grasshopper and you will learn in detail all BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino in order to carry out a project of architecture, from the 3D model to the 2D documentation.

    Registration available until 8th June. Seats are limited.

  • VisualARQ presentations at the European BIM Summit and Construmat 2017 in Barcelona

    VisualARQ at the BIM EUROPEAN SUMMIT 2017

    VisualARQ will participate in the third edition of the European BIM Summit 2017 and Construmat 2017 that will take place from the 23th to the 26th of May in Barcelona.

    VisualARQ presentations will be held during these two events, showing the Flexible BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino and Grasshopper, using the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version.

    Construmat 2017

    VisualARQ presentations:
    (Pavilion 2, stand 679. Espai BIM EBS-Construmat)

    • May 23, 10.45h-11:30h. Flexible BIM with VisualARQ, Rhino and Grasshopper.
    • May 24, 10.45-12.15h. Digital fabrication workflow for construction with VisualARQ, Rhino, 3Dconnexion and Felix 3D printer.
    • May 25, 10.00h-10.45h. Flexible BIM with VisualARQ, Rhino and Grasshopper.

    European BIM Summit

    VisualARQ presentation
    (Pavilion 5, room 5.3)

    • May 26, 10.00h-10.45h. Flexible BIM with VisualARQ, Rhino and Grasshopper.
  • VisualARQ at Geometrias ’17

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    Geometrias '17: “Thinking, Drawing, Modelling”
    16, 17 and 18 June 2017
    Royal College of Arts, department of Architecture, University of Coimbra.

    Geometrias '17 aims at bringing together current researches not only on the didactics of Geometry, but also on Drawing as representation science, stereotomy, tridimensional modelling, parametric logics and digital fabrication. For that reason the current edition has as a leitmotif: “Thinking, Drawing, Modelling”.

    A VisualARQ conference will take place during the "special sessions" on June 17th, 9.55am - 10.40am where Francesc Salla will show the Flexible BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino, based on the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version.

  • VisualARQ 2.0 webinar: Flexible BIM for Rhino

    VA Webinar 17May
    Join the VisualARQ 2.0 webinar in one of the two identical sessions that will be held next May 17th 2017:

    The webinar will focus on the new features of VisualARQ 2.0 but you will see also an overview of the Flexible BIM features that VisualARQ adds to Rhino:

    • How VisualARQ streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino.
    • How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects, also created from Grasshopper.
    • How to create the 2D documentation out of the 3D model (Floor plans, sections, elevations, schedule tables, areas, etc.)
    • IFC import and export features.
    • Integration with Grasshopper.

    The webinar is free and will last about about 1 hour, including the Q & A session.

  • VisualARQ 1.9.7 available

    VisualARQ 1.9.7 is now available for download. Owners of VisualARQ are encouraged to download and install VisualARQ 1.9.7. This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

    Download it!

    What's new

    This new service release improves the speed performance with large models and fixes all known bugs.

    See the complete list in What's new.

  • From Cultural Heritage to BIM process

    rom Cultural Heritage to BIM process

    Get to know the process of reproducing the main facade of San Agostino's church (Amatrice, Italy) with Rhino and VisualARQ and its connection with Grasshopper. The modeling starts with the main elevation picture which has been obtained from photogrammetry and which allows taking accurate measurements of the existing facade. Then VisualARQ is used for modeling the facade, using some of the VisualARQ BIM objects.

    The rose window of the main facade has been recreated in Grasshopper and adapted as a new VisualARQ window style using one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2 version, the option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.

    The following video features this workflow. It has been created by Michele Calvano, architect, co-founder of ArFacade (http://www.arfacade.com/), and researcher in the Faculty of Architecture of the Sapienza University of Rome (http://www.drawing4design.com/). Michele shows another example of using the VisualARQ connection to Grasshopper in this post.

    Image and video provided by Michele Calvano.

  • Step-by-step tutorial to create a VisualARQ object style from a Grasshopper definition

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    The option to create new VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions is one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version. (The Beta version is already available for download).

    In this step-by-step tutorial you can learn how to create new styles from Grasshopper definitions.

    The Grasshopper styles are created and managed from the Style Properties dialog for each VisualARQ object type.

    The example selected for the tutorial features a simple parametric "Column" created from a loft between two circles, with the following parameters:

    • Height
    • Bottom Radius
    • Top Radius