VisualARQ in Algomad 2016 workshops

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Algomad 2016
November 3-5, 2016
IE School of Architecture and Design
C/ Serrano 105 - Madrid (Spain)

Algomad computational BIM workshops and conference will take place in Madrid (IE School of Architecture and Design) from November 3 to 5.

Algomad 2016 focuses on demonstrating how compuational BIM has become an oportunity to enhance the way architects, engineers and construction sector professionals are bridging the most advanced tecniques in digital design and construction reality.

The workshop "Envolventes" ("Envelopes") will count on the participation of Luis Fraguada and Francesc Salla, from the VisualARQ development team, who will teach the use and creation of BIM objects from Grasshopper through the VisualARQ Grasshopper Components.

Details (in Spanish)

Lands Design Beta released

Lands Design Beta
Asuni is pleased to announce the Beta Release of Lands Design for Rhino 3d. The Beta release of Lands marks a milestone for the development of the software, implementing countless user suggestions gathered from the Work In Progress phase of development. Lands is now ready for your feedback! Download the latest release and let us know what you think.

Here are some of the features:

Intuitively create landscape designs in 3D and 2D

  • Design with 3D plant species, civil work elements,  terrains and freeform modeling tools
  • Produce 2D documentation: setting out plans, plant schedules, watering systems, and zoning areas.
  • Use the powerful terrain modeling tools. Import GIS data in your model.

Extensive plant database with over 1800 species!

  • Full plant database with technical specifications and detailed characteristic.
  • Arrange trees, shrubs, and ground covers individually, in rows or in forests.
  • Customize and edit each vegetation species in 2D and in 3D.

Create stunning renders and virtual tours

  • Just insert plants and render! All Lands plant species have their own specific textures.
  • Create virtual tours with the walk mode and the animation tools.

Download Lands Design Beta for free...

Join the Lands Design webinar on 20/10/2016...

VisualARQ 2.0 webinar, FlexibleBIM for Rhino

Novedge webinar series and calendar
Join Francesc Salla, VisualARQ Product Manager, for a fast-paced and exciting demonstration of VisualARQ, based on the upcoming 2.0 version.

  • Wednesday, October 5, 2016
  • 11.00 am PDT / 20.00 pm CEST

The webinar will show the Flexible BIM features VisualARQ adds to Rhino, including:

  • How  it streamlines workflow + improves architectural design process efficiency within Rhino
  • How to model with 3D parametric architectural objects.
  • 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.
  • Upcoming features of VisualARQ 2.0

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

Details and registration

VisualARQ 2.0 sneak preview: the Furniture object

The following video shows one of the main features of the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version: the new Furniture object.

This new object is meant to be used for all the furniture elements in the project design.

The video shows two ways to create new Furniture object styles:

  1. Using 3D and 2D blocks for the furniture 3D and 2D representation respectively, depending on whether the object is shown in Top viewports with the Cut Plane on or off. A new button has been added in the styles dialog to directly search a block from your PC and load it into the styles dialog. This will be specially useful for those who already have a set of 3D models, such as the Savanna 3D library.
  2. Using a Grasshopper definition, as shown in this video for a Garage Door, or in this Post for the Beam object. This feature will allow having a library of parametric furniture objects that will be editable from the VisualARQ dialogs.

When a Furniture object is exported to IFC, it takes the category ifcFurnishingElement.

Advances in Architectural Geometry 2016, Zurich

AAG 2016

AAG Workshops: September 9-11-2106
AAG Conference: September 11-13-2106
Location: ETH Hönggerberg - Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse
8093 Zurich (Switzerland)

Advances in Architectural Geometry (AAG) is a bi-annual symposium addressing the community of computer scientists, mathematicians, engineers and architects. It aims to connect academia and industry through presentations and discussions of innovation in geometric and computational applications in architecture.

The fifth edition of this biennial event will take place in Zurich, from Friday, September 9 to Tuesday, September 13.

The AAG2016 workshops will be offered by leading experts. The AAG workshops are a great opportunity for participants to encounter the latest design and fabrication tools as well as processes in architectural geometry.

In most of these workshops, participants will be using Rhinoceros and Grasshopper.

The AAG2016 conference will have Lord Norman Foster and Francis Aish, Werner Sobek, Erik Demaine and Urs B. Roth as keynote speakers. Their participation highlights the importance of AAG as a central platform for the exchange of ideas in architecture and engineering, mathematics and computer science.

Francesc Salla, VisualARQ's product manager, will also attend the conferences to discuss about the upcoming VisualARQ 2.0 version with anyone interested.

Registration...