VisualARQ 2.0 Beta available!

VisualARQ 2.0 Beta released Blog

The VisualARQ 2.0 Beta version is now available for download.
VisualARQ owners can download and test this new Beta version, which brings most of the new features expected in the final release:

  • Grassshopper styles: option to create VisualARQ object styles from Grasshopper definitions.
  • 2D Vector Drawings: print the 3D model for a real time 2D vector output.
  • Custom Parameters: create new parameters and add information to Rhino and VisualARQ objects for quantity takeoffs.
  • New Furniture, Element and Annotation objects: with a different plan view and 3D view representation.
  • Section Manager: to create sections and align viewports to sections.
  • Boolean operation commands: new commands to do Boolean unions and differences between Rhino solids and any VisualARQ object, keeping their parametric properties.

See an overview of the VisualARQ 2.0 new features here.

Reminder!
The price of VisualARQ 2.0 licenses will raise when the final release is published. The upgrade to VisualARQ 2.0 will be free for VisualARQ 1 current users and for users who buy VisualARQ 1 before the 2.0 release.

VisualARQ at the Share Bucharest 2017

INGLASS Bucharest

SHARE BUCHAREST 2017
International architecture and engineering Forum

March 21-22 2017
JW Marriott Grand hotel - Bucharest.

Romsym data will be exhibiting VisualARQ 2.0 and Lands Design at the booth A3 during the Share Bucharest event that will take place next 21 and 22 March at the JW Marriott Grand hotel in Bucharest.

The event will bring together differents practicing architects and contractors in Europe, Asia and the United States of America, and will promote projects, achievements and recent best practice examples in architecture and construction industry.

The event is organized for architects and contractors, in cooperation with the national chambers of architects, architecture and construction institutions and associations.

Registration details...

VisualARQ user project: Innovation Center in Houston

Perpective View of the project. Anthony O.

Perpective View of the project. Anthony O.


We present the work of Anthony O. from the University of Houston, who has shared his personal experience in the use of VisualARQ for this project: The Innovation Center in Houston.

"The fact that VisualARQ uses BIM models that can be edited saved me huge amounts of time from having to model things such as doors, windows, columns etc. VisualARQ was also used for the first studies of building elevations and led to be helpful with the automatic creation of the elevations from the BIM models plugged into the project."

"VisualARQ was useful for me when it came to accurately documenting a project that had been designed in hand sketches and physical study models. The simple yet very functional layout of VisualARQ allowed me to produce these documents quickly and efficiently."

Plan View created with VisualARQ. Anthony O.

Plan View. Anthony O.

Read the full article and see the project pictures in the VisualARQ project's gallery.

Images provided by Anthony O.<br/
Architecture Student
University of Houston

VisualARQ at the BIM World 2017 in Paris

BIMWORLDPARIS
BIM World 2017

Espace Grande Arche
Paris La Défense
Rhinoforyou stand (219 A)
March 29-30, 2017
9:00am - 6:00pm

Rhinoforyou will be exhibiting at BIM World 2017 in Paris, from March 29 to March 30 (stand 219 A).

Rhinoforyou will be presenting the BIM software solution RhinoArchitecture, an innovative and economically affordable solution that integrates consistently Rhinoceros, Grasshopper and VisualARQ. Winner of the PTNB 2016 (category "Building envelope"), RhinoArchitecture is the first solution to see the convergence of design and parametric design with BIM.

Rhinoforyou will also be presenting its Geometry Gym connectors (direct or via IFC) for CAD software (Revit, Tekla, Rhino...) and for calculation software.

Experts Francesc Salla, VisualARQ product manager, and Jon Mirtschin from Geometry Gym Ltd. will also be present at the stand.

If you want to get a free registration and save 50 €, send an email to jacques.hababou@rhinoforyou.com

Details and registration...

The Farnsworth House created with VisualARQ Grasshopper Components

This video shows a parametric approach to create part of the structure of the famous Farnsworth House of Mies van der Rohe using VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

The process starts by subdividing the area to cover into different panels, which are used to generate a new profile for the beams. Later on, this new profile is used to generate a new beam style in Grasshopper. Then the VisualARQ beams are created using this new style and taking the edges of the subdivided surface as the path curves.

Finally, when the beam components are baked, they become workable VisualARQ beam elements in the existing Rhino model.

This video 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/).