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

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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