VisualARQ 1.9.5 available

VisualARQ 1.9.5 is now available for download.

This new service release fixes a few bugs and adds some new features and changes:

  • More flexibility to import IFC files.
  • VisualARQ Grasshopper Components is no longer a Beta and it is included in the main installer.
  • The "Free" license mode is replaced by a "Viewer" mode that prevents from losing VisualARQ data. (More information...)
  • Help guide updated in French, Spanish, German, Italian and Chinese

See the complete list in What's new.

Download it!

This is a free service release for all VisualARQ users.

  1. If you are a VisualARQ user, download VisualARQ 1.9.5
  2. If you are an Evaluation user, download the new Evaluation version to test the new features.

Basilica Gospe od Otoka in Solin, Croatia

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The stunning design and subsequent construction of the Basilica Gospe od Otoka (Solin, Croatia) can be attributed to Vyonyx Architecture, an architectural design and research office based in the UK, Croatia, and France.

Vyonyx used Rhinoceros and VisualARQ to realise this non-standard design and maintain BIM data throughout the process. VisualARQ objects were especially useful in creating the curved walls of the Basilica, enabling the designers to freely explore window positions and dimensions without needing to reconstruct the model repeatedly, all the while automatically generating the 2D documentation of every iteration.

The project is currently under construction.

See more pictures of this project at the VisualARQ's gallery.

You can see more details at the Vyonyx website.

Images provided by Vladin Petrov - Vyonyx.

Basilica in Solin Interior Model 02

Basilica in Solin Model 01

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: Thursday, June 30th, 2016. 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 (Felix Pro 1).

The presentation will take place next Thursday June 30th 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 2.0 sneak preview: new beam features

The following video shows some of the beam object new features that will be available in the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version:

Beam joints

Beam intersections at ends will be calculated. This will happen when two beams have one of their end points in the same position. However, it will possible to break this connection if needed.

Beam cut planes

In addition to automatic beam joints, it will possible to define different solutions for beam cut planes at the start and end points. Vertical, Horizontal and Perpendicular will be the preset options, but it will be also possible to enter a custom cut plane.