• Floating architecture

    VisualARQ presents a Rhino project: Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria

    VisualARQ presents a Rhino project: Kunsthaus in Graz, Austria

    VisualARQ presents an extravagant building for contemporary art, the Kunsthaus museum that seems to float above Graz (Austria).  In this Rhino project, Crab Studio has developed an innovative architectural design and a creative use of materials. The biomorphic building is covered by almost 1.300 blue translucent Plexiglas panels. The main façade contains a BIX installation, by Realities United, that allows to project videos and messages, acting as another exhibit space.

    This remarkable building is physically linked to the one the most important old buildings of the city with a “needle”, a bridge and viewpoint, which connects traditional and contemporary architecture.
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  • BIMscript™ Hackathon 2015

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    • Dates: 1-4 September 2015
    • Place: Beton Studio, 1031 Budapest Emőd u. 10 Hungary

    BIMobject® proudly presents the first BIMscript™ Hackathon event in Budapest, Hungary. Come and join us and learn to master BIMscript™ and the LENA solution for Rhino. The Hackathon will be lead by our core developers. You will have a unique occasion to learn from the masters.

    This will open up vast opportunities for you to develop your own content for most of the BIM platforms with one single script.

    There will be also an introduction of the BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino.

    What is LENA?

    BIMscript™ and LENA is a technology solution designed to streamline and speed up the process of BIM content creation. This delivers both an open and freely available scripting language as well as a BIM object authoring solution.

    Powerful scripting language

    BIMscript™ includes not only parametric behaviors but also calculations, product logic, level of detail (with several levels of complexity of geometry and geometry combinations) and includes a huge range of properties and attributes.

    Import mechanical CAD geometry

    LENA is an authoring app for the mechanical CAD system Rhino that will generate BIMscript™. It is a solution in which mechanical CAD geometry can be imported from most mechanical CAD systems, including industry leading products like CATIA, Solidworks, SolidEdge, IGES, NX, JT, Inventor and Pro E. Rhino is the host platform for BIMobject® LENA in which BIMscript™ is generated and works in combination with the modeling and optimization features of Rhino.

    Generate native BIM objects

    Operating in the cloud BIMscript™ generates intelligent, native BIM objects in a number of formats for the most popular BIM applications from Autodesk, Graphisoft, and Trimble -- and with the potential for more in the future. It also generates objects in commonly used formats such as IFC, 3DS, DWG and WebGL.

    Connected to BIMobject® Cloud

    BIMobject® LENA is directly connected to the BIMobject® Cloud providing a seamless workflow to publish objects. It includes a connection to the corresponding product information stored in property sets in the BIMobject Cloud.

    Scalable and intelligent

    The solution is scalable and can describe products as well as components in a very intelligent way, creating configurable objects with parametric variations and different levels of detail. BIMscript™ is a subset of the C programming language and enables smart objects to be created in BIMobject® LENA and then hosted and managed in the BIMobject® Cloud.

    Easy to use

    BIMobject® LENA requires the developer to have a commercial license of Rhino and an accreditation from BIMobject® before it is used. BIMobject® LENA is easy to use and within it all syntax controls, testing and creation of the generated BIMscript™ take place. The technology is freely available and will be enhanced continuously.

  • VisualARQ 1.9 webinar: BIM architectural software for Rhino

    Novedge webinar series

    29 July 2015Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 1.9.

    • Wednesday July 29th, 2015
    • 11.00 am-12.00 pm PDT / 20.00 pm-21.00 pm CEST

    The webinar will cover the BIM features VisualARQ 1.9 adds to Rhino based on the following points:

    • Work with parametric architectural objects.
    • Generate 2D plans and section drawings linked with the 3D model.
    • IFC Import & Export to exchange models between Rhino and other AEC software.
    • Overview of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components Add-on (WIP IV version).

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

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  • KaAdLab shows a parametric house created with VisualARQ Grasshopper Components

     

    In this video KaAdLab architects show the use of VisualARQ Grasshopper components to build a parametric house completely in Grasshopper.

    They have used Rhino for the project site plan and the basic curves for the house contour and element paths.

    In the Grasshopper definition they can play with dimensions, heights and position of different VisualARQ objects such as walls, openings, slabs, stairs, etc, until they find the most convenient result.

    KaAdLab is a young enthusiastic architectural company leaded by Jana Kasper and Alex Adam, located in the region of Saar-Lor-Lux-Rheinland-Pfalz-Wallonien.

    You can see more videos by KaAdLab on their YouTube channel.

  • VisualARQ 1.9 new features webinar recorded

    If you missed the "VisualARQ 1.9 new features" webinar, held on July 8th 2015, you can watch it again in the video above:

    The webinar presents an overview of VisualARQ 1.9 and focuses on the latest new features and enhancements, including:

    • IFC Import & Export
    • IFC Tag and Export options
    • New Plan View features
    • New Slab object features
    • New way to insert doors and windows
    • New Curtain wall features.
    • Create columns from 3D and 2D blocks
    • Overview of VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV
  • Free seminar of BIM architecture with VisualARQ and 3D printing

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    • Where: COAC Barcelona (Col·legi d’Arquitectes de Barcelona. Plaça Nova, 5. 08002 Barcelona)
    • When: Tuesday, July 14th, 2015. From 11am to noon and from 5pm to 6pm.
    • Duration: 1 hour
    • Price: Free

    Come and see how to convert a BIM architectural project into a 3D printable model.

    You will see the complete process, from the creation of the building design with Rhino and VisualARQ to the preparation of the 3D model to be printed in a 3D printing machine.

    The presentation will take place next Tuesday July 14th at COAC Barcelona. It will last about 1 hour and it will be done in two separate sessions (11 am and 5pm).

    The seminar is free but space is limited.

    More details and registration (in Spanish)

  • VisualARQ 1.9 new features Webinar

    8 July 2015Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ 1.9. (in English).

    • Wednesday, July 8th, 2015
    • 11.00 am-12.00 noon CEST

    The webinar will show an overview of VisualARQ 1.9 and will focus on the latest new features and enhancements, including:

    • IFC Import & Export
    • IFC Tag and Export options
    • New Plan View features
    • New Slab object features
    • New way to insert doors and windows
    • New Curtain wall features.
    • Create columns from 3D and 2D blocks
    • Overview of VisualARQ Grasshopper Components WIP IV

    Who is this webinar aimed at?

    • VisualARQ users: newbies and existing users
    • Rhino users working in architectural models
    • Architects interested in the BIM workflow VisualARQ adds to Rhino, and the comunication with Revit through IFC file format.

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

    Details and Registration...

     

    Revit Basic Sample project imported in Rhino and VisualARQ through IFC.

    Revit Basic Sample project imported in Rhino and VisualARQ through IFC.

  • Advanced Rhino training summer course for architecture in China

    McNeel Asia course
    McNeel Asia and Shaper 3D are organizing this summer course that will cover the basics of advanced techniques on surface modeling with Rhino for the building industry.
    The goal of the course is to train the students in surface modeling techniques and how they integrate into the building modeling.

    The course will run over 10 days, full time schedule (eight hours per day). Students should bring their own laptops. The organizers will provide the necessary software and learning material to follow the course.

    In one the course sessions there will be an introduction to VisualARQ for students, who will learn all the BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino.

    More details and registration (in Chinese)

  • 3D|ArchViz Workshop de modelado con Rhino aplicado a la arquitectura

    Rhino para Arquitectura Renders Factory

    3D|ArchViz Workshop de modelado con Rhino aplicado a la arquitectura
    Sevilla, Spain
    June 29 - July 9, 2015

    Render's Factory and arquitextonica present a new workshop for Architects that want to learn 3D modeling in Rhino.

    The last day of the workshop ( July 9) there will be a VisualARQ online presentation to show the BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino, including the process to connect Rhino models with Revit through .IFC.

    Following this workshop there will be another course to learn Grasshopper applied to architecture.

    There will be also an online presentation of the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

    Complete details (in Spanish)...

  • Rhino 5 for Mac available

    Rhino for Mac available

    Rhino 5 for Mac is now available!

    There is a limited-time introductory price (US$/€ 295) until 15-Sept-2015.

    This first commercial release is not the same as Rhino 5 for Windows, and it still doesn't support third party plug-ins, including VisualARQ. When Rhino for Mac is 100% developed and has the same features as the Rhino 5 for Windows version, our development team will be able to determine how much work/time we need for adapting VisualARQ to the OSX system.

    A few additional details: