Konstru and VisualARQ team up to deliver interoperability solution

Konstru and VisualArq have teamed up to make it easier for you to upload, download, and translate models between VisualARQ and Konstru. Seamlessly work with with Revit, SAP2000, ETABS, RAM Structural System, Tekla Structures, Dynamo or Excel by running our Grasshopper Scripts for Konstru.

Upload a VisualARQ Model to Konstru:

The process is simple. You have a model in Rhino made of VisualARQ walls, slabs, columns and beams. Just need to:

  1. Log in or sign up in Konstru and create a new model.
  2. Open the “Upload VA to Konstru” file in Grasshopper that you can find in this link.
  3. Click on the Select Model button to select the project in Konstru where you want to send the model.
  4. Put the Enable button to True in the definition everytime you need to send all VisualARQ objects to Konstru.

Konstru will identify each element by its type, as well as its information, and get the full model ready to be sent to other programs.

Watch the process in this video.

Download a Model from Konstru to VisualARQ:

In this case, you can import a model previously uploaded to your Konstru account into Rhino.

  1. Open the “Download Konstru to VA” file in Grasshopper that you can find in this link.
  2. Click on the Select Model button to select the project in Konstru that you want to import into Rhino.
  3. Bake the geometry whenever you want to see it as workable VisualARQ objects in Rhino.

Watch the process in this video.

Exchanging models between Rhino and Revit through IFC

VisualARQ provides IFC features that help architects, engineers, and professionals of the AEC industry to exchange 3D models between Rhino and other BIM programs.

The IFC guide from Rhino to Revit is aimed at helping users to export and import models between Rhino and Revit using the IFC file format. The guide provides useful information for the following topics:

  • How does the import & export through IFC work?
  • What information can be stored in IFC files generated with VisualARQ?
  • How are VisualARQ and Rhino objects recognized in Revit?
  • Solutions for common problems in this process.

The guide also adds tips of how to tag any Rhino geometry with specific IFC type or how to add custom parameters to geometry for IFC files.

See the IFC guide from Rhino to Revit.

Come to see VisualARQ at the BIM World Paris 2018

BIM World 2018
Espace Grande Arche – Paris Defense
28-29 March 2018. 9h-18h

Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting for fourth consecutive year at BIM World 2018 in Paris, from March 28 to March 29 (stand 563, near to the conference room).

Rhinoforyou will be presenting the BIM software solution RhinoArchitecture, an innovative and economically affordable solution that integrates consistently Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and VisualARQ.

During this event, the Rhinoforyou experts, in collaboration with Francesc Salla, VisualARQ’s product manager, will be available for live demonstrations of Rhino, Grasshopper and VisualARQ
You will get to know RhinoArchitecture, the flexible and affordable BIM solution for all sizes of business!

Details and registration…

About the new features

The needs of users are constantly changing and evolving. Since the first version of VisualARQ launched in 2009, all the improvements that the users themselves – architects, engineers or interior designers – have asked for have been gradually incorporated. In the following post we explain what the main improvements are in the recently released 2.0 version:


Flexible BIM with VisualARQ presentation in Brazil

Flexible BIM with VisualARQ Presentation

The Rede brasileira de fabricaçao digital in collaboration with the TI Lab organize in Sao Paulo a presentation-webinar of the Flexible BIM features of VisualARQ 2.

The architect Affonso Orciuoli will show the main VisualARQ features for working with BIM objects inside Rhino such as walls, stairs, windows, etc., which are treated as parametric objects, combining architectural modeling with Rhino's free-form modeling. The presentation will show how VisualARQ is capable of generating all 2D documentation (plants, cuts, facades, details) directly from the 3D model, the full integration with Grasshopper and the BIM features to export and import IFC models between Rhino and other BIM programs.

The webinar will be presented in Portuguese.

Guest speaker: Affonso Orciuoli
Host: João Gaspar
Date: January 31, 2018, 2:00 pm (GMT-2)
TI Lab location: Rua Cláudio Soares, 72, Pinheiros, São Paulo

The presentation-webinar is free, but seats are limited.
Registration details...

From BIM to Flexible BIM

The architecture and construction sector not only requires an efficient way to develop complex projects in the interests of achieving the best use of time and resources, but also wants greater creativity and originality. There is no doubt whatsoever that BIM is here to stay, and that it should help to optimize time and standardize processes. However, does it limit the designs of new buildings and infrastructures? In this article we explain the concept of Flexible BIM to you, how it is used and how it works in VisualARQ for Rhino.


VisualARQ 2 Webinar: Flexible BIM for Rhino and Grasshopper

Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 2

  • Wednesday, November 1, 2017
  • 11.00 am PDT / 20.00 pm CEST

The webinar will show the new features of VisualARQ 2, including:

  • New toolbar: object selection commands
  • New Section and Level Manager
  • Hidden line 2D vector drawings and Layout sheets preparation.
  • The Grasshopper styles: VisualARQ object styles created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • New Furniture, Element and Annotation object, also created from Grasshopper definitions.
  • Custom parameters created by object, by style, by document and from Grasshopper.
  • Creation of Tables listing objects with custom parameters.
  • New Space object features.
  • VisualARQ objects in external references.

This webinar is organized by Novedge.

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

Register here

VisualARQ at the ARQ.A 2017 in Medellin

Arq.A 2017

  • Conference: "Digital Design in Architecture: From BIM Modelling to Generative Design"
  • Organizers: CPNAA + Voxel C&T SAS
  • Presenter: Leonardo A. Velasco P. - Innovation Manager
  • Location: Ruta N: Cl. 67 #5220, Medellín, Antioquia, Colombia
  • Date: October 19th, 2017, 5.15 pm
  • Fee: Free
  • Where to Register
  • Contact: Sebastian Figueroa (sebastian.figueroa@voxel3d.net)

Theoretical framework:

The use of CAD systems has revolutionized the workflow for architectural and town planning projects over the last thirty years. The tools for digital design have allowed the convergence of knowledge and information of engineering, architecture, new materials, environmental conditions and construction processes, generating a new threshold that is evident in the morphologies of the vanguard projects.


The talk will show some of the CAD technologies that use design studies at the international level, which integrate the highest levels of information through the use of BIM - Building Information Modeling, in conjunction with generative design tools. The convergence of use of Rhinoceros 5.0 + Grasshopper + VisualARQ 2.0 + V-Ray 3 have placed a new threshold in the digital design for architecture. It is important that the academy appropriates these technologies as part of the training of professionals of high level, competent in the use of the most advanced software to date.

About presenter:

Leonardo A. Velasco P.
Innovation Manager - Voxel C&T SAS

Designer oriented to the Area of Design Assisted by Computer and Processes of Industrial Production. Experience in production processes and product development in the plastics, architectural design, furniture and graphic sectors, with a multidisciplinary teamwork vision and an emphasis on the achievement of objectives. Teacher of CAD systems and product development processes in Colombia, Panama and Mexico. Director of Innovation at Voxel S.A.S. since 2006, leading the processes of technology transfer in the CAD-CAM-CAE sector for more than 150 state and private companies in Latin America.

Say hello to VisualARQ 2!

Render PORTADA 900MediaTIC Project by Enric Ruiz-Geli, Cloud 9. Modelled in VisualARQ 2

VisualARQ 2: Flexible BIM

Asuni, makers of VisualARQ and Lands Design plugins for Rhino are pleased to announce the release of VisualARQ 2. This release is not only about introducing new features and fixes, it is about entirely redefining industry paradigms by enabling new tools to develop powerful workflows with Flexible BIM.

What’s new in VisualARQ 2?

VisualARQ 2 improves upon many of the features of VisualARQ 1 and adds a lot of new functionality requested and inspired by our users.

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New features for VisualARQ 2.

Try VisualARQ 2.

Existing VisualARQ User?

Do you already own a VisualARQ 1 License? Upgrade to VisualARQ 2 for free!

Upgrade your license.

Buy VisualARQ

Ready to start using all of the new features of VisualARQ 2?

Buy your license now.


Check out the support forums, videos, or email us directly.

Contact us.

Rhino and Grasshopper user meeting in Berlin

Rhino User Meeting Berlin

McNeel Europe organizes a Rhino User Meeting at the UDK Berlin on the 5th October 2017.

Come join us and learn more about state-of-the-art Digital Design and Fabrication.

Get inspiration from industry experts in different fields: Architecture, Engineering, Product Design, Virtual and Augmented Reality, Visualization, 3D Printing, Robotic milling, Environmental Analysis, and much more!

Get the latest news about Rhino WIP, Grasshopper and food4Rhino.

The VisualARQ 2 – flexible BIM for Rhino and Grasshopper presentation will be held during the event by Francesc Salla, VisualARQ’s product manager, and he will show the most important features of the new VisualARQ 2 version. He will be also available for software demonstrations.

Check the preliminary program (*presentations will be either in German and English) exhibitor partners and register now here…

GH User Meeting Berlin

A VisualARQ presentation will be held also during the Grasshopper User meeting, (October 4th) hosted by Parametric Support at Archimedes Exhibitions!

This presentation will focus on the VisualARQ 2 features and integration in Grasshopper.

(This event requires a separate registration here.)